Edition 296 – December 2021
Cash is freedom
By Business Money group editor Robert Lefroy
NACFB Gala Dinner and Patron Awards 2021
Westminster Park Plaza, London, 25 November
World of Open Account co-founder Erik Timmermans highlights the community’s agenda for the year ahead and the benefits of membership
Launch of The Bank of London
Founder and group chief executive Anthony Watson sets out the objectives of the UK’s sixth principal clearing bank
Goodbye 2021, good riddance!
Chris Lee reflects
Is big beautiful?
John Brehcist, of roundwindow Consultancy Services, ponders the future of large-scale business
The changing face of vehicle finance
As we barrel towards an electrified automotive future, Iain Robertson notes a softening in the once-stoic British opposition to leasing, and that vehicle usership is finally overtaking ownership
Communities and governments step up for SMEs
Eric Bensley, vice president for small and medium-sized businesses and essentials at Salesforce, summarises the key findings of the firm’s latest annual report on international SME trends
Education for specialist finance
Adam Tyler, executive chairman of the Financial Intermediary & Broker Association, details the aims of a newly-launched learning programme
Worth the wait
NACFB managing director Norman Chambers reports on the group’s Commercial Finance Expo
Will challenger or traditional banks win the secure card payments battle?
By Vince Graziani, CEO of fingerprint ID company IDEX Biometrics ASA
Are your card details up for sale?
Marijus Briedis, chief technology officer at cyber security firm NordVPN, summarises the findings of an international study undertaken by the company
Counsel’s Opinion – Court in the act
Business Money talks to City barrister Professor Mark Watson-Gandy about the recent Supreme Court decision in CPS v Aquila Advisory
Closing Thoughts – Tiers of a clown-like industry
By David Grosse, founder and managing director of Number Eight Business Finance