Alternative financiers becoming the norm for British SMEs

Dec 11, 2018 Simon Williams

The Bank of England seems intent on making the Funding for Lending Scheme (FLS) work.Business Secretary Vince Cable is convinced that the small and medium-sized enterprise's (SMEs) revival is the key to sparking the British economy as a whole.


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Online resources driving British SMEs away from banks

Dec 11, 2018 Simon Williams

If British banks thought they had small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in their back pocket, they appear to have overplayed their hand. Spurred by the internet, SMEs are continually turning to alternative sources of funding. "It's no secret


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Consumers continue to borrow more

Dec 11, 2018 Missy Rogers

Consumers continue to borrow more

Between student loans, mortgages and car payments, consumer credit data is showing just how much United States citizens have borrowed in recent months. The economy experienced a general upswing in Q1 of 2014, as manufacturing, transportation,


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Employee backgrounds screening takes center stage

Dec 11, 2018 Quinn Thomas

Employee backgrounds screening takes center stage

Background checks are a critical component of the overall on-boarding process, as businesses are responsible for maintaining a safe environment for employees and customers while not discriminating against applicants. The screening process can


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Kentucky legislature considering mandatory background checks for long term care workers

Dec 11, 2018 Quinn Thomas

Background checks are considered to be commonplace portions of job applications. They screen individuals for potential criminal indiscretions or warning signs of financial instability. However, these documents are yet to be required by many


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