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Is peer to peer lending a better option than banks?

Why start-ups should consider peer to peer lending

With a declining trust in banks, there are four key reasons why peer to peer lending is a sound choice for start ups seeking funding, from the benefits of more options and lower interest rates to faster access and fewer risks
20 percent of loans are used to pay off debts

How companies can recover debt owed to them

With businesses still feeling the brunt of the global economic crisis it is imperative that the custom they do generate is honoured financially in good time. Here are some tips on how to recover owed payments
Phil Couchman, CEO of DHL Express

DHL's best practice tips on exporting for SMEs

Phil Couchman, CEO of DHL Express, outlines four ways in which companies can make the most of their exporting operations
The Access Group surveyed 2000 workers

[Infographic] Unpaid expenses cost UK workers £2.1bn a year

Study by Access Group reveals that 13.5 percent of UK workers forced to cut back on essentials while waiting for expense reimbursement
FCC built the new Terminal 1 at Barcelona airport

Five features of Spain's largest ever refinancing deal

Infrastructure giant FCC undergoes enormous restructuring in bid to return the company to growth in agreement involving €4.5 billion
16 percent of SMEs have no spending restrictions

European SMEs express more confidence for 2014

GE Capital International research shows that smaller companies no longer see economic uncertainty as a significant obstacle to investment
Dover accommodates 12 million passengers yearly

Top 5 busiest passenger ports in Europe

This month Eurostat has released figures on maritime port activity in the European Union with Dover named as the busiest for passengers
Phill Robinson, CEO of IRIS Software

How small businesses can ease daily accounting strains

IRIS Software provides some pointers on what companies can do to make accounting processes less of a pain
Anastasia Emmanuel, Indiegogo

Five pieces of crowdfunding advice

Anastasia Emmanuel, UK Marketing and Communities Manager at Indiegogo, provides tips for successful crowdfunding
Prime office space in Amsterdam sold heavily in 2013

Netherlands investment volume to exceed €3.5 billion

Retail sector to boost investment turnover in the Dutch commercial property market in 2014 after a 27 percent year-on-year rise in 2013

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