FCA response to FSB super-complaint is imminent
- -76% of small businesses in profit
- -32% of those seeking new finance need it to support cashflow
- -Personal guarantee insurance can provide peace of mind for small business owners
When it comes to navigating the market and understanding complex insurance options, clients sometimes need a little helping hand to find the right solution that will meet their needs.
2024 is predicted to be a challenging year for the housing market, with forecasts indicating significant increases in mortgage rates. This potential surge is the effect of The Bank of England’s decision to hike interest rates, sparking an increase in housing costs that has sent a ripple through the mortgage landscape.
January 2024: As buy-to-let mortgage rates fall, bringing some relief to buy-to-let landlords, those shopping for a new mortgage deal are being warned by Purbeck Personal Guarantee Insurance, to prepare for a personal guarantee demand.
January 2024: In a new survey of small businesses by Purbeck Personal Guarantee Insurance to gauge the financial and emotional resilience of owner/managers, 1 in 4 respondents (24%) said their mental health had been directly affected by the stress of managing the finances of their business in the past year. While 1 in 4 is far from positive, this is a significant improvement from 49% in the same survey last year and underlines the tenacity and resilience of small business owners, as they continue to face challenging economic headwinds.
January 2024: Following the FSB’s Super-Complaint to the FCA over SME lending practices, including the use of personal guarantees on small business loans, new data from Purbeck Personal Guarantee Insurance has revealed that 7% of the low-value, personal guarantee-backed loans it has protected have been for under £10,000, while 16% have been for under £19,999.
The prospect of business insolvency is a daunting reality that most business owners and directors shy away from. However, preparing for the potential of financial turbulence and understanding the available routes is crucial.
November 2023: In a new survey of 1000 consumers underlining the impact of the cost of living crisis on shopping habits, 51% confessed they have haggled for an essential product or service this year. The survey by Purbeck Personal Guarantee Insurance, the small business champion, suggests the U.K.’s small businesses need to be on guard as 21% in the survey think it's fine to haggle when buying from an independent retailer or small business owner and a third are planning to haggle to save costs this Christmas.
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