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The changing face of the UK high street

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The changing face of the UK high street

With a seemingly never-ending list of household names announcing store closures, it may not come as a huge surprise to learn that we are losing high street businesses at an unprecedented rate. Latest research by Red Flag Alert shows that over 180,000 limited companies operating in the retail sector ceased trading in the years between 2010 and 2017.
How do you know what credit limit to give your clients?

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How do you know what credit limit to give your clients?

Key clients collapsing is one of the most common ways for businesses to become insolvent. In some industries putting up considerable amounts of money before getting paid is standard, and in most industries there is some degree of investment before getting paid. Creating sensible credit limits for clients is essential for every business.
Compliance Risks and the Gig Economy

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Compliance Risks and the Gig Economy

If a business interacts with ‘gig economy’ platforms like Uber, Handy or Airbnb they open up a number of compliance risks. These risks are manageable but you need to be aware of their many forms; here is a quick guide so you can start to assess the risk profile of your business.
Concerns Raised About Companies House ‘Money Laundering Loophole’

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Concerns Raised About Companies House ‘Money Laundering Loophole’

Serious concerns have been raised that a regulatory loophole could be enabling international money launderers to register their businesses with Companies House in the UK as part of their criminal activities.
Big Data and Trend Spotting with New Customers

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Big Data and Trend Spotting with New Customers

Big Data has the potential to revolutionise how financial institutions conduct their KYC (‘Know Your Client’) due diligence. Internal data collation is not serving most companies, data sets are incomplete and large decentralised systems used by organisations mean that information on a customer can be spread across multiple internal systems.
What to look out for in a set of company accounts to spot risk

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What to look out for in a set of company accounts to spot risk

Company accounts are an interesting piece of the jigsaw when evaluating the solvency of your clients.
What is the Fourth AML Directive (AML4D)?

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What is the Fourth AML Directive (AML4D)?

AML4D has been drafted to ensure that companies are more accountable for any connection to money laundering or terrorist financing. This will make life harder for compliance professionals as non-compliance can lead to sanctions and reputational damage.

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