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The Women in Fintech series: In conversation with Saskia Van Kalsbeek

Saskia’s unfettered determination and the support of her team are what drive her to ‘find her own path’ within the fintech sector.

Feb 17, 2021

UK Government unveils SME Brexit support fund

On 11 February, the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, Michael Gove, announced a £20 million SME Brexit Support Fund. The scheme is designed to help businesses overcome the challenges posed by changes to trade rules within the EU.

Feb 16, 2021

What is a Business Bounce Back Loan and where can I apply?

The coronavirus Bounce Back Loan Scheme (BBLS) is designed to help businesses affected by the COVID-19 outbreak access finance faster.

Feb 9, 2021

The Women in Fintech series: In conversation with India McWalters

Despite experiencing prejudice first hand, India wasn't deterred from building a successful career in fintech.

Feb 9, 2021

Show your love for local businesses this Valentine’s Day

The past year has highlighted the critical role that small and independent businesses play in the British economy and how integral they are to local communities across the country. SMEs are being continually challenged to adapt the way they work, develop new products at speed and demonstrate their entrepreneurial spirit to make their businesses thrive.

Feb 4, 2021

Key tax dates and deadlines for 2021

With so much going on at the moment, key tax dates and deadlines might be the last thing on your mind. So, to help you stay organised, we’ve compiled a list of important dates to be aware of when it comes to keeping on top of your accounting duties.

Feb 3, 2021

What is alternative business finance?

Alternative business funding is becoming increasingly popular with businesses across the UK. It’s a broad category that encompasses many different finance types, from asset finance to merchant cash advances. Read on to find out more about the features and benefits of this flexible form of funding for businesses.

Feb 3, 2021

Filing your tax return: has the 31 January penalty deadline been extended?

The “immense pressure” the coronavirus pandemic has put many individuals under has prompted HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) to provide self-assessment taxpayers with an extra month to file their online tax returns without receiving a penalty.

Jan 27, 2021

The Women in Fintech series: In conversation with Brittany Weake

When Brittany was told not to pursue a mathematical career because “women aren’t good at maths”, she became even more determined to take a seat at the table.

Jan 27, 2021

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