Finance

Starling Bank becomes first mobile-only bank to launch business account for nearly 400,000 sole traders in the Midlands

Starling Bank extends business account offer to 3.4 million sole traders, including nearly 400,000 in the Midlands, in response to high demand Sole traders can apply to open a free mobile-only business account via the Starling [...]

NOTTS DOCTOR SPOTS GAP IN THE MARKET FOR SPECIALIST MEDICAL SUPPLIES

CRUCIAL medical supplies will soon be launched to the healthcare market after a Nottinghamshire doctor spotted a gap in the market for specialist devices and secured funding from Enterprise Loans East Midlands and the Midlands Engine [...]

Laura Thursfield named Birmingham Young Professional of the Year 2018

Laura Thursfield took the overall title of Birmingham Young Professional of the Year (BYPY) last night (Thursday 24th May) as guests from the city’s business and professional services sector attended BPS Birmingham Future’s flagship awards ceremony [...]

Midlands firms facing HMRC R&D tax relief crackdown

Since its introduction in 2000, research and development (R&D) tax relief has helped many Midlands-based businesses by incentivising innovation. The latest records (for the 2015-16 financial year) show approximately 3,760 successful R&D tax relief claims were [...]

EVERYDAY LOANS OPENS ITS DOORS IN TAMWORTH

The UK’s largest non-standard branch-based lender of unsecured loans has opened its doors in Tamworth – giving local people the opportunity to discuss their borrowing needs in person, face-to-face, with its expert customer account managers. The [...]

Financial stability: the importance of economic indicators

Governments must recognise results from structured economic indicators to ensure the best chances of financial stability, according to an expert at Aston Business School. Dr Johan Rewilak, a lecturer in Finance at Aston, said that since [...]