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.
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.
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.
Bank of England Publishes Quarterly inflation Report, showing CPI inflation of 4%
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
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 AG and NYSE Euronext today announced that they have entered into a business combination agreement following approval from both companies’ Boards
£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 hit 4.8% for January 2011- a 1% jump from December, data published today by the Office for National Statistics show.
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: