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Blackstone lines up £6bn swoop on B&B loans

Blackstone, the New York-based private equity giant, is preparing to swallow another multibillion-pound portfolio of loans owned by bailed-out British banks with an offer...

Cleaning Franchise Celebrates 20th Maid in 20th Year!

One of East Yorkshire’s largest domestic cleaning franchise businesses is celebrating 20 years’ in business with the appointment of its 20th member of staff...

Bank misses deadline for HBOS scam pay-outs

Lloyds Banking Group has offered £35,000 each to cover expenses for victims of the HBOS fraud scandal after missing a self-imposed end of June...

Grow a healthy business with fitness franchises?

People are becoming more and more aware of their weight, fitness and general health, which is why now might be a great time to...

The Importance of Training

A successful franchisor… A franchisor with a good support team will create a positive and successful network. To ensure that franchisees are confident in their...

Increasing the credibility of an OSCAR Franchise

OSCAR Pet Foods is the only pet food franchise that provides a unique Ofqual qualification in Companion Animal Nutrition. By including this valuable business...

How our thirst for spending has cut savings

There were lots of nuggets about the state of the economy that have emerged and just about none of them are very encouraging. GDP growth...

Ron Dennis cuts McLaren ties with stake sale

Ron Dennis, the former boss of the McLaren automotive group, is to sever ties with the Formula One company after 37 years. The announcement of...

Markets in a spin as end to stimulus nears

It hasn't felt as panicked as it was during the eurozone crisis, five years ago, but this has been a choppy week for the...

Spending power in longest decline since 1970s

Household spending power is in its longest decline since the 1970s and the rate at which consumers are saving has fallen to a record...

The TaxAssist Direct Group appoints Daren Moore to its Board of Directors

The TaxAssist Direct Group, based in Norwich, and which runs the largest network of accountants specialising in providing services to small businesses, has announced...

Dennis to sell McLaren shares in £275m deal

Ron Dennis, the former boss of the McLaren automotive group, is to sever his decades-long ties with the company with the sale of his...

Superdry owner rushes out results after 'theft'

The owner of the Superdry fashion chain has taken the rare step of releasing core figures from its annual results a week early, blaming...

Co-op Bank seeks top executive to aid revival

The US hedge funds preparing to assume near-full control of the Co-operative Bank have begun a search for a top executive to accelerate the...