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Small business confidence hit three-year low

Small business confidence hit three –year low across the UK. The decline is most prominent in London and East London, but all regions across the UK have seen declines. Scotland has fallen into negative territory, also a first in three years. The Federation of Small Business (FSB) published a report in time for their National […]

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Brexit – Part 1

The term “Brexit” has recently become part of our everyday language. It is a combination of the words “Britain” and “Exit” and has become an easy way to refer to the forthcoming decision on whether Britain should exit the European Union (EU). In this two part article we here at Fair Business Loans examine some […]

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Women-led SMEs on the rise

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With International Women’s Day being celebrated this week, we take a look at our women entrepreneurs in the UK. In a recent report published by HSBC, 3000 entrepreneurs were surveyed around the world, 501 of those from the UK. Women play a huge role in the SME landscape, generating £4.1m in business revenue last year […]

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Fair Money Advice- The Journey So Far

We’re excited to share with you the interview with our Managing Director, Muna Yassin featured in the Institute for Money Adviser’s Quarterly Account! Have a read to find out more about the journey of Fair Money Advice so far; from it’s beginings to future prospects. Read it here! © The Institute of Money Advisers Produced […]

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Metro Bank favourites for micro- business banking in the UK


Fair Business Loans is part of Fair Finance which is the fastest growing microfinance organization in the UK and so we take a keen interest in which banks are offering the best service to small and micro companies. Recent Research compiled by Business Banking Insights looked to establish which banks are providing the best services […]

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Matthew Jones replaces Mark Hannam as chairman of Fair Finance

After an incredible ten years service as a Fair Finance board member, eight of which as chair of the board Mark Hannam resigned as chairman and from the board at the Fair Finance EGM on the 18th of February. Faisel, the rest of the board and the Fair Finance team would like to thank Mark […]

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I will survive!

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As we saw in our last article, more than half of new businesses don’t survive beyond five years. In late 2014 British commercial insurer RSA conducted research called Growing Pains, which examined the current shape of the economy and barriers to growth for SMEs. But it’s not just start up businesses that are being adversely […]

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The business of numbers

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“Lies, damned lies, and statistics“, a quote attributed to Mark Twain, pretty much sums up the view of many people about statistics. We can become cynical about the persuasive use of numbers, because it can seem that they are just spinned different ways to support whichever point of view is being presented at the time. […]

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Student money tips

This week has been National Student Money Week (8th February 2016 – 12th February 2016) so there has never been a better time to be financially aware as a student. We understand how students already face financial difficulty and with the proposal to scrap student grants can see how this will only strain the student […]

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Institutionalising fairness

Symbols of Justice

In a recent speech to The Fabian Society, Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn outlined some of his strategy to tackle pay inequality and “institutionalise fairness” in Britain. One headline-hitting measure would be to ban companies from paying dividends to shareholders unless they are paying workers the living wage, the aim being to redress the balance of […]

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