All articles by Douglas Blakey

Douglas Blakey

Australian SME lender Bizcap launches in the UK

Lender, dedicated to offering faster and more open-minded lending solutions, has provided over 22,000 SMEs with access to capital, funding more than A$850m in loans since its launch in 2019

Satago partners with mmob to simplify its SME embedded finance proposition

The partnership will allow lenders and corporates to embed Satago’s flexible invoice financing and cashflow solutions, using mmob’s integration capabilities

Explainer: what is DORA and why must financial institutions act now to ensure compliance?

DORA or to give it its full title, The Digital Operational Resilience Act, is an EU wide regulation but it is very relevant to UK businesses and likely to be incorporated into UK law

UK banks foil £651m in unauthorised fraud in H1 2023: industry reaction

Criminals stole £580m through unauthorised and authorised fraud in the first half of 2023, a 2% decrease compared with the same period in 2022

Signal: Standard sells aviation finance leasing business to AviLease

StanChart announced back in January that it was exploring strategic alternatives for its aviation unit. That review has concluded with the unit being sold

Metro Bank to open 11 new stores, posts third straight quarter of profits

Metro Bank reports a first half pre-tax profit of £15.4m compared with a loss of £10.5m in the year ago period

Are banks failing to meet new consumer duty obligations when communicating with customers?

Only 8% of consumers can understand information on new overdraft charges according to research from Quadient and Signal