UK government extends FLS, pins hopes on alternative financiers

Jan 10, 2019 Simon Williams

Last summer, the Bank of England launched the Funding for Lending Scheme (FLS), which offered financial institutions cheap credit for providing funding to businesses and households. While mortgage lending has reported some gains from the FLS,


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UK consumer confidence remains steady, but low

Jan 10, 2019 Simon Williams

UK consumer confidence remains steady, but low

Consumers in the United Kingdom have received their share of bad news in recent months. Fortunately, GfK's U.K. Consumer Confidence Index for March reported a little bit of positivity - many people's situations appear to be steadying. "What


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Trends in small business lending, alternative financial services

Jan 10, 2019 Sean Albert

Trends in small business lending, alternative financial services

Small business lending is one of the more critical aspects of economy growth in the United States, especially as the average entrepreneur will cite accessibility of credit as the most important component of stability. Additionally, the sector


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The evolution of evaluating and managing credit risk

Jan 10, 2019 Walt Wojciechowski

The evolution of evaluating and managing credit risk

Credit risk management is an important practice that lenders should partake in, as it can assist in eliminating potential issues before they even occur. However, the economic recession has taken its toll on creditors, leading to widespread


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Texas continues to battle ID theft

Jan 10, 2019 Dave King

As more industries move sensitive information into digital environments, records management and ID verification standards have never been more important. Companies have largely struggled to protect employee and consumer identities in the past


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