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From Basel III to alternative sources of funding: Assessing the impact of financial regulation on access to finance for SMEs

The need for a new framework to increase the resilience of the financial system is commonly accepted by all However, many stakeholders, including regulators, the banking industry, as well as small businesses and their advisors, have warned that Basel III and its European version, known as CRDIV, requiring banks to hold more capital, is likely to have a disproportionately negative impact on small and medium sized enterprises' (SMEs) access to finance, even though this sector had little to do with the causes of the financial crisis…

Europe 15 Feb 2012

Businesses need to re-think risk, says ACCA

Businesses need to work harder to spread responsibility for risk management across the whole organisation, according to a new report from ACCA (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) The survey of over 2,000 ACCA members found accountants at the business coal-face have a vital role to play in successful risk management, and that they stand ready to do more…

Global 13 Feb 2012

Credit and finance leaders join forces to help small businesses get paid on time

ACCA (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants), Experian, the Forum of Private Business and the Institute of Credit Management (ICM), have published a new brief guide to ensuring prompt payment, aimed at owners and managers of small businesses…

Global 6 Feb 2012
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Cable takes important first step on board pay

The Government is heading in the right direction on board pay, says ACCA (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) Setting private sector board pay should remain a decision for companies themselves, but pay should always be balanced with shareholder value and company performance Vince Cable’s intervention comes at the right time, but it should be the first step in wider efforts to promote active shareholder engagement…

Global 24 Jan 2012

IIRC and ACCA – sharing premises

The International Integrated Reporting Council (IIRC) has moved into ACCA’s (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) offices in London, UK…

Global 19 Jan 2012

Global trade drying up, says largest ever economic survey of finance professionals

Finance professionals believe there will be a renewed global economic downturn in 2012 as the largest ever quarterly survey of professional accountants shows that international trade continued to dry up at the end of last year …

Global 19 Jan 2012
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