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Whats Your Trust Score

What’s Your Trust Score?

Apr 15, 2021

If you were to ask yourself how much you or your organisation is trusted, would you know the answer? How would you even begin to be objective about that? Don’t despair; there is a way of taking a scientific approach to understanding how much we are trusted by those around…

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LIBOR RIP

THE END OF LIBOR

Apr 13, 2021

The LIBOR rate used in finance is being replaced. The London Interbank Offered Rate was the benchmark used to price trillions of financial contracts worldwide.   For those not familiar with the rate, it could be considered similar to base rate in that underlying financial transactions are priced with a…

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Evergiven Container Ship

HIGH WINDS BLOW SUPPLY CHAINS OFF COURSE

Apr 13, 2021

More than 400 vessels were stranded in the Mediterranean and the Red Sea when the giant container ship Ever Given became wedged across Eqypts’ Suez Canal after it was knocked off course by strong winds. The ship is 400m long; the length of four football pitches and was carrying around…

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Recovery Loan

New Recovery Loan Scheme

Apr 12, 2021

The new Recovery Loan Scheme (RLS) was launched on the 6th of April. It is in many ways a replacement for Bounce Back Loans (BBL) and CBILS but has none of the key benefits of them such as – no interest for 12 months, capital repayment holidays and no fees.…

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Private Company Valuation Assessments

PRIVATE COMPANY VALUATION ASSESSMENTS – WHAT ARE THEY WORTH?

Mar 16, 2021

In the last 12 months, while most UK businesses have been addressing the challenges of Covid, investors have become disorientated. Fortunately there are now signs of confidence returning, but assessing investment opportunities is nevertheless difficult, especially in the private company world. However, two things are certain: the UK’s entrepreneurial spirit,…

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UKEF & Trade Finance

UKEF & TRADE FINANCE

Mar 16, 2021

The General Export Facility recently launched by UK Export Finance aims to provide greater access and flexibility for UK exporters to trade finance funding. UKEF is the UK’s export credit agency. It exists to ensure that no viable UK export lacks for finance or insurance from the private market, providing…

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SEIS EIS Advanced Assurance

SEIS AND EIS SCHEMES

Mar 16, 2021

If you are looking to raise equity investment in your business, knowing about the Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme (SEIS) and Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS) Schemes are a must. These are HMRC approved schemes that allow individuals to invest in early stage or established businesses and obtain attractive tax breaks. The…

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Big Money Energy

BIG MONEY ENERGY – A BOOK REVIEW

Mar 16, 2021

This month’s book review is a little left field and is ‘Big Money Energy’ by Ryan Serhant. Many of you may not have heard of Ryan unless you are an avid watcher of Million Dollar Listing New York, which is a real estate reality TV programme set in New York.…

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Chess game from The Queens Gambit

QUEENS GAMBIT AND STRATEGY

Feb 12, 2021

You may have seen the latest Netflix big hit ‘The Queen’s Gambit’ which is the story of Elizabeth Harmon, an orphaned chess prodigy rising through the chess master ranks whilst she struggles with various personal issues. It is Netflix’s most watched scripted limited series to date. I admit it doesn’t…

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