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Financing Small Business Acquisitions

Financing Small Business Acquisitions Mergers and acquisitions are a popular topic for the media, after all they make good headlines with big numbers to boot. The likes of Exxon Mobile, Lloyds TSB or Orange & T-Mobile, they are all familiar names with big values attached to them. The media will often quote about how different
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How To Finance a Holiday Let Purchase

How to finance a holiday let purchase The UK short term letting sector is growing. As pressure mounts on traditional property investments landlords are looking at other ways of generating income from their portfolio. If you read the media you may think that everything is against the property investor, that tax rises, stamp duty and
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Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards

Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards – What They Mean The Energy Efficiency (Private Rented Sector) (England and Wales) Regulations 2015 will make it unlawful from April 2018 to let residential or commercial properties with an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) rating of ‘F’ or ‘G’ (i.e. the lowest 2 grades of energy efficiency). The new regulations will
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Financial Distress Among SMEs Rising

Financial Distress Among SMEs New research from Begbies Traynor, the UK’s leading independent business recovery practice was published this week. The headline is the a 25% rise in businesses reporting significant financial distress. This is the biggest annual increase since 2014. Put into numbers, this is 329,834 UK companies who report “Significant” financial distress at the end
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Buy To Let Changes – What You Need To Know

Buy To Let Changes  From 30th September there are more changes coming for Buy To Let borrowing. Hot on the heels of the changes introduced earlier this year the second tranche kicks in this month. Many lenders are already adapting and asking questions in advance of the changes to affordability calculations. The new regulations are
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