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Will the new PSD2 regulations affect you?

The new PSD2 regime will be in force from 13 January 2018. PSD2 is an EU Directive which sets requirements for firms that provide payment services, and will affect banks and building societies, payment institutions, e-money institutions and their customers. As well as promoting innovation, PSD2 aims to improve customer protection, make payments safer and [...]

November 17th, 2017|Kwanji|0 Comments

How to winter proof your business

1)  Evaluate your expectations of the Festive period and plan accordingly For some businesses, the Festive period is the busiest of the year, while for others it can be when things really quieten down.  Whichever category you fall into, you need to be fully prepared – especially when it comes to your finances. If you [...]

November 9th, 2017|Kwanji|0 Comments

Sterling drops as interest rate is raised

This afternoon, for the first time in 10 years, the Bank of England (BoE) has raised interest rates. The official bank rate has been lifted from 0.25% to 0.5%, the first increase since July 2007. The decision hasn’t come as a shock, especially as several strong hints have been dropped over the last few months. [...]

November 2nd, 2017|Kwanji|0 Comments

Brexit and Sterling this week

Confusion surrounding the Brexit negotiations has not been eased any this week causing the GBP/EURO exchange rate to continue to fluctuate. On Tuesday, Sterling rose to €1.123 against the euro following a higher than predicted consumer confidence index.   Rising from -1.2 to 1.0, it had recovered after three quarters of decreasing. However on Wednesday, Brexit [...]

October 26th, 2017|Kwanji|0 Comments

Will May’s trip to Brussels help stabilise Sterling?

Sterling jumped against the euro as Theresa May flew to Brussels to hold special Brexit talks with European Union president Jean-Claude Juncker and chief negotiator Michel Barnier, in the hope of breaking the current deadlock in Brexit negotiations. Sterling hit 1.127 against the euro and 1.329 against the US dollar, with expectations that May [...]

October 19th, 2017|Kwanji|0 Comments

What would no deal mean for Sterling?

Image credit - Think Stock Sterling rose during the first days of this week, following a steep fall last week, as political uncertainty eased and data on the industrial sector beat expectations. British factories had their best two months of 2017 in July and August, implying that the Bank of England remains [...]

October 12th, 2017|Kwanji|0 Comments

May’s speech continues to weigh on Sterling

Credit - GettyImages At the annual Conservative party conference on Wednesday, Theresa May set out her plans for The British Dream.  Unfortunately, said dream was played out as much more of a nightmare, especially for sterling.  A heckler with a P45, a very persistent cough and a party motto literally falling off [...]

October 6th, 2017|Kwanji|0 Comments