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Demand for Leverage to Fund Acquisitions Up 500%

17/02/2011

Demand for leverage to fund acquisitions is on the rise amongst private equity secondary funds, according to Investec Fund Finance which says it has seen a five-fold increase in enquiries from these funds over the past year.


 

SMEs Waste £280 Million a Year in Bank Fees

17/02/2011

Small and medium sized businesses could be wasting millions of pounds every year when making international payments, according to Travelex Global Business Payments, the cross-border payments specialist.


 

Pension Switching Firms Fined £143,500

16/02/2011

The Financial Services Authority (FSA) has levied fines totalling £143,500 on two firms which failed to check the suitability of the pension switching advice they gave their customers.


 

Inflation Doubles Bank of England's Target, Quarterly Report Shows

16/02/2011

Bank of England Publishes Quarterly inflation Report, showing CPI inflation of 4%


 

Current Inflation Adds £572 to Cost of Living

16/02/2011

Annual average household expenditure is estimated to be £35,363. The corresponding figure for a household where the main occupant is 65 – 74 is £22,081, and £16,278 where they are aged 75 and over


 

Inflation Doubles the Bank of England's 2% Target

15/02/2011

Tomorrow will see the publication of the Bank of England's quarterly inflation report, and with it will come the admission that the Bank's Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) has again failed to adhere to its 2% target.


 

Deutsche Boerse and NYSE Announce Partnership Details

15/02/2011

Deutsche Boerse AG and NYSE Euronext today announced that they have entered into a business combination agreement following approval from both companies’ Boards


 

Exchange Rate Fluctuations Cost Football Clubs 'Huge Sums' of Money

14/02/2011

£225m was spent in just one month of transfer activity this January, as the Premier league’s big hitters bought and sold some of the best talent in the game during the transfer window.


 

Producer Price Inflation Grows

11/02/2011

Producer price inflation hit 4.8% for January 2011- a 1% jump from December, data published today by the Office for National Statistics show.


 

Project Merlin: Business Experts Discuss Pros and Cons

10/02/2011

Following yesterday’s announcement of the ‘Project Merlin’ agreement between government and the UK’s largest banks on lending, pay and bonuses, which saw banks agree to lending some £190bn to businesses this year, including £76bn to SMEs, the Forum for Private Business, John Antunes, Head of small businesses at German business software giant SAP, and the UK200 Group discuss the project’s various facets: