David Harrison

SME: Buying the best of British

A great time to be a British SME   Following a surge in patriotism, British consumers are increasingly seeking to purchase locally. In fact, according to a report by GS1, titled Buying British in 2017, buying British has never been more popular and shows no signs of halting. Undoubtedly, this comes as fantastic news for […]

Rose Brown

Spring Budget 2017 – the policies that matter for businesses

As predicted we had a very restrained Spring Budget from Chancellor Philip Hammond this morning, with very few freebies being thrown around and little to get excited about – the Office for Budgetary Responsibility’s post-Budget briefing had a few more interesting tidbits though it wasn’t exactly fighting against tough competition. One interesting chart that came […]

Rose Brown

Rangewell: Spring Budget Live continued

Comments on Philip Hammond’s policies announced in the Budget to address concerns over business rate increases   “The policies announced by the Chancellor in today’s Budget will be welcomed by businesses that were concerned about the prospect of a sharp hike in business rates on 1 April,” says Craig Drake, Head of Research for corporate […]

Rose Brown

Rangewell: Spring Budget Live

As Philip Hammond releases his economic plans in the Spring Budget at 12:30 today, the Rangewell team will be on hand with comment as it happens – analysing what the Chancellor’s policies mean for businesses. While the Chancellor is expected to release a very restrained Budget with a focus on putting Britain in a strong […]

Rose Brown

SMEs should be helped during the volatility of a European Union exit

When Philip Hammond delivers his Spring Budget tomorrow, it is expected that the overriding theme will be that of caution as the UK moves towards a formal exit from the European Union. “Philip Hammond is right to urge caution, given that Britain has yet to feel the full force of any negative economic pressures from […]

David Harrison

How to stay off Santa’s naughty business list

As your business heads towards 2017, Santa is getting ready to put your business under his magnifying glass. With a new year comes a new set of ripe opportunities and hidden challenges; so make sure your business doesn’t get left in the cold. And so, with a critical eye, Santa is coming to see which […]

David Harrison

Filling the gap in SME financing

As more and more bank branches are set to close their doors over the coming decade, the SME community is feeling the hardest hit, according to a new report from the Federation of Small Businesses.   At a time when the UK is reported to have in the region of 8,000 bank branches, the anxiety […]

David Harrison

Funding eco-friendly vehicles for vets

For many veterinarians being able to respond to animal emergencies is an essential part of the job. As soon as an animal owner makes an urgent call to your surgery they expect you to arrive promptly at the scene armed with all the necessary tools for on the spot treatment. For any vet, responding to […]

David Harrison

Small businesses are still seeking finance in spite of Brexit

“Confidence was badly affected by uncertainty in the lead up to the referendum vote but responses submitted after the event indicate that belief in the economy and business fell off a cliff” explains Guy Rigby, head of entrepreneurial services at Smith & Williamson.   SMEs have been left stumped in the aftermath of the Brexit […]

David Harrison

Thinking about exporting? Here’s why you should get started today

At present only 20% of SMEs export outside the UK, a figure that has remained unchanged for several years. Releasing a report titled ‘Destination Export: The small business export landscape’, the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) hopes to change this and encourage more SMEs to export goods and services.   “This points to the huge […]

David Harrison

Effects of bank branch closures on SMEs

From 1989 to present day, there has been a 53% decline in bank branches, according to a report by Move Your Money. The British Bankers Association also reveals that lending to small to medium sized enterprises (SMEs) had fallen wherever a branch has been closed by an average of 63%.   Areas where all bank […]

David Harrison

SMEs must adapt to digital competition

According to a new survey, 38% of small to medium sized enterprises (SMEs) believe in 5 years time they’ll go out of business, providing their business model doesn’t change. This may be in relation to uncertainty stemming from the EU referendum, among other factors. The findings also reveal 64% of SMEs are encountering competition from […]

Retail Banking Investigation
Sarah Thornton

Comparing business bank accounts is crucial, says CMA

Today the Competition and Markets Authority released provisional findings from its ongoing Retail Banking Investigation. The report is part of the CMA’s effort to find ways to encourage competition and transparency for both personal and business banking, and today’s release comes with some important insights into the current state of business banking. The report highlights some interesting […]

Rangewell and King's College London
Sarah Thornton

Rangewell is proud to announce our partnership with King’s College London

Rangewell is happy to announce further significant progress in our partnership with King’s College London as we constantly fine-tune the matching algorithm that allows us to connect businesses with business finance that suits their unique needs.   Rangewell has been working together with King’s College London’s Professor of Computer Science, Maribel Fernandez, to improve the […]

Sarah Thornton

Vote for Rangewell in the European FinTech Awards

The European FinTech Awards recognise the most innovative, disruptive, and groundbreaking FinTech companies in Europe. Voting starts today, and Rangewell has been nominated to join the Top 100 – vote here to help us get there! Click here to vote for Rangewell   Rangewell has been nominated as a unique service making a big impact in […]