Insights: Articles.

How Companies Mitigate the Risks of Foreign Currency.

Let’s assume (like hundreds of thousands of UK businesses) that you are purchasing goods from abroad. You negotiate a contract with a Chinese factory to supply your product throughout the…

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December in the Markets.

Bank of England Reports Published in December 2019 PPA Regulatory Digest – Read the report The PRA Regulatory Digest is for people working in the UK financial services industry and…

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November in the Markets.

Bank of England Reports Published in November 2019 UK International Reserves – Read the report The Bank of England manages the UK’s official reserves on behalf of the Government. They…

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Managing the Risks of Exporting.

The UK exported £634.1billion in trade over 2018 with 236,000 businesses taking advantage of overseas opportunities. New businesses and SMEs (in particular) are diversifying revenues streams and moving into overseas…

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Managing the Risks of Importing.

The UK imported £665.0billion in trade over 2018 with 235,800 businesses taking advantage of cheaper stock and products that may not be available within the UK. Importing can streamline costs,…

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Applying a Budget Rate for the Year Ahead.

At the time when businesses shift their focus onto next year’s budget, companies that are importing and exporting abroad have to contend with the added issue of currency fluctuations. In…

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4 Key Global Events Affecting the Markets Right Now.

Brexit Recent months of daily Brexit drama in parliament caused significant volatility in FX markets as they tried to assess the likelihood of an imminent no-deal exit from the EU.…

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October in the Markets.

Bank of England Reports Published in October 2019 Credit Conditions Survey - 2019 Q3 - Read the report This quarterly survey of bank and building society lenders covers secured and…

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Why Use an FX Specialist Instead of a Bank.

Banks have historically provided financial services to businesses keen to diversify revenue streams and exploit overseas transactions and trade. Banks are understandably keen to promote these business relationships, but which…

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September in the Markets.

Bank of England Reports Published in September 2019 Quarterly Bulletin - 2019 Q3 - Read the report This article looks at the authorisation process for banks in the UK. It…

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August in the Markets.

Global uncertainty affects the markets in August. Bank of England Reports Published in August 2019 Asset Purchase Facility Quarterly Report - 2019 Q2 - Read the report In the interests…

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July in the Markets.

Global uncertainty has significantly affected the markets in July, with the US/China trade war still in play, Brexit ongoing, tensions with North Korea and trouble in the Gulf, it's been…

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