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Current challenges in the retail industry make banks reluctant to lend to small retailers

Bank lending to small and medium sized retailers in the UK has fallen 6% from £15.6bn* to £14.7bn since the Brexit vote in 2016, meanwhile large retailers have benefitted from a sharp rise in bank lending, says accountants and business advisors, Moore.

Major shake-up in the UK Grocery market

The UK grocery market has also been changing in recent years. Seeing issues on the horizon, it is no surprise that Sainsbury’s and Asda are undertaking strategic investment for the future. The key questions are why do they feel the need to do this now, what will it mean for the UK supermarket scene and what effect will it have on consumers?

Tough times for retail landlords

As bricks-and-mortar retailers continue to struggle, landlords have to brace themselves for more tough negotiations ahead.

19% of fashion retailers show signs of insolvency

19% of UK clothing retailers currently exhibit early warning signs that they are at risk of going insolvent according to our research.

ESMA issues statement on preparatory work relating to CFDs and binary options

The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) issued a statement earlier this month, providing an update on its work relating to the provision of contracts for differences (CFDs), including rolling spot forex and binary options to retail clients.

100 days until Christmas: optimising your supply chain

It may only be mid-September, but for some, Christmas is already looming on the horizon. Brands will be gearing up for their big seasonal marketing push. Parents will become increasingly reminded of the things their children absolutely ‘need’ this year.