Featured posts

Where to travel in 2017 – best value destinations

10th January 2017 – While the pound has struggled against popular currencies since the Brexit referendum last summer, you can still get more for your travel money through smart destination planning.

7 tips for managing currency for business

16th February 2017 – The EU referendum created currency fluctuations that affected many British SMEs. Our guide explains how you can minimise risk and maximise returns during such periods of currency volatility.

Timeline of events

building-frontReports of £50bn EU bill weakens pound

29th March 2017 – Reports of the EU seeking a £50bn divorce bill from the UK has caused the pound to fall marginally in the early hours of this morning as investors are already speculating that this could cause the UK to take a soft stance in negotiations.

Read our Market Update from the morning of the Article 50 trigger.

 

people meetingWhat does an EU divorce mean for small businesses?

28th March 2017 – It’s the beginning of a new era. After much anticipation, the divorce proceedings from the EU begin. But what happens to British SMEs now as they try to ‘keep calm and carry on’?

We look at how Brexit could impact British SMEs and how you can prepare.

 

city skyMarkets braced for Article 50 being triggered

28th March 2017 – Whilst Sterling maintained its momentum yesterday, the triggering of Article 50 still poses potential risk. Clients with any immediate requirements are encouraged to speak to their dealer to discuss potential fall out.

Read our Market Update from the day before the proposed Article 50 trigger date.

 

london-skylineArticle 50 to be triggered March 29th

21st March 2017 – Theresa May’s confirmation that Article 50 will be triggered on March 29th meant that the pound parred some of the gains it had made, as it lost ground throughout the day against both the euro and the dollar.

Read our Market Update following the announcement of the Article 50 trigger date.

 

Get a snapshot of the day’s most important market events and currency movements every morning.

Daily Market Report

 
 

Animated map of export countriesThe best countries to do business with right now

21st February 2017 – British businesses face the challenge of turning a profit and growing revenues despite the decline in the pound making it potentially more costly to buy from abroad. Exports may be given a boost though as they’ve become relatively cheaper.

Here’s 5 countries where British goods could be welcomed with open arms thanks to the change in the value of the pound.

 

wall street sign and flags7 things to consider when managing currency for business

16th February 2017 – The EU referendum and the US election created currency fluctuations that affected many British SMEs. As of 15th February 2017, the pound is down 14% against the US dollar and 9% against the Euro compared with this time last year.

Our latest guide explains how you can minimise risk and maximise returns during such periods of currency volatility.

 

rates tableVolatile day for Sterling after Supreme Court hearing

25th January 2017 – The Supreme Court ruled Prime Minister Theresa May must seek an act of Parliament to trigger the two year countdown to Brexit, handing lawmakers a chance to soften the government’s plan.

Here’s how the market reacted to the Supreme Court’s decision.

 

city skySterling hosted its best week since 2009

18th January 2017 – Sterling hosted its best week since 2009, as Brexit rallies went forward and actually rose for its sixth consecutive day, marking its longest run since March.

Theresa May’s central comments were to remain bound to a ‘hard Brexit’.

 

Read our latest blog posts on managing business expenses, international payments and travelling for business.

Travelling for business

 
 

rio de janeiro viewpointWhere to travel in 2017 – the best value holiday destinations

10th January 2017 – While the pound has struggled against popular currencies such as the euro and the US dollar since the Brexit referendum last summer, you can still get more for your travel money through smart destination planning.

To give you a head start on where to visit, here are our top 12 destinations for 2017.

 

coloured houses abroadAre more people moving abroad Post-Brexit vote?

4th October 2016 – The decision to Leave created much uncertainty for individuals living in the UK, with newspapers reporting that Remain voters created a surge in citizenship applications in other EU countries.

But have we seen people following through on these initial reactions?

 

How will Brexit affect business travel and expenses?

23rd August 2016 – The Brexit vote put UK businesses in unchartered territory. Some businesses were prepared for a leave vote, while many others were taken by surprise by the result.But what does Brexit mean for small and medium-sized businesses who need to trade and travel both in the EU and internationally?

 

pile of pound coinsBritain decides to Leave

23rd June 2016 – As predicted, the vote to Leave the EU hit the pound hard, especially against the dollar. Sterling dropped less against the euro because the Leave vote had implications for Europe as well as the UK.

Following the referendum result we shared some tips on how to get the best value for your money when travelling.

 
 

Get a snapshot of the day’s most important market events and currency movements every morning.

Daily Market Report