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Do technology businesses still require a physical office space?

This was a common debate long before the pandemic struck. So we’re looking at how your tech business could adapt to remote working.

Read time:11 min 10 sec          Added:  22/07/2021

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UK Technology SMEs and International Trade

Explore the opportunities and potential considerations for your tech business to export internationally.

Read time: 11 min 41 sec          Added:  22/07/2021

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Reducing carbon emissions in the education sector

On the road to ‘net zero’, we discuss the changes that the education sector could make to have a positive effect on both carbon emissions and finances.

Read time: 6 mins 29 sec          Added:  08/07/2021

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Planning and funding Capital projects for an Independent School

This article outlines different key areas of planning Capital projects as well as other considerations to support your school on this exciting journey.

Read time: 6 mins 40 sec          Added:  08/07/2021

Read more about planning and funding

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Support your supply chain on their ESG journey

Three ways larger corporates can support their SME suppliers on their ESG journey to a more sustainable future together.

Read time: 7 mins          Added:  01/07/2021

Read more about the ESG journery

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An interview: the future of sustainable business

This interview with the Director-General of the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) talks about the future of the green economy and investing in sustainable initiatives.

Watch time: 10 mins          Added: 15/06/21

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Sustainability Voices: Road to Net Zero

A must-watch. The video series where experts and customers explain how businesses can achieve positive transformational change on their journey to net zero.

Watch time: 7 mins          Added: 24/05/2021

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Market View

This quarter alongside our economic update, we get a deeper dive into the Real Estate & Housing and Infrastructure sectors.

Authors: Rhys Herbert, Victoria Whitehead, Andy Hulme

Watch time: 15 mins          Added: 20/04/2021

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Improving sustainability in your supply chain

Due to COVID-19 many businesses are trying to make their supply chains more resilient, but why not make them greener and more sustainable at the same time? See how.

Read time: 17 mins          Added: 15/04/2021

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Can UK consumer spending support an economic recovery?

In this report we take a look at four considerations which will impact consumer spending in 2021. It includes key facts and figures from 2020 to predict how this might change in 2021.

Authors: Elena Paitra, Nikesh Sawjani

Read time: 21 mins          Added: 08/04/2021

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How businesses in the Midlands can accelerate their growth

Business leaders from across the Midlands share their views on the challenges and opportunities facing businesses in the region.

Watch time: 60 mins          Added: 31/03/2021

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The future of professional services

We share how our clients can capitalise on the opportunities presented by the immediate and short term challenges facing the legal sector.

Author: Chris Sood-Nicholls

Read time: 4 mins          Added: 22/02/2021

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Healthcare Confidence Index 2020/2021

The results of our latest Healthcare Confidence Index have now been released. The research is based on the outlook of GPs, dentists and pharmacists for the future of their businesses and the sector, and is designed to provide a measure of overall confidence within primary healthcare.

Read time: 7 mins          Added: 09/12/2020

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British Trade Post-Brexit

A new report reveals insights into how British businesses have increased trade diversion away from the EU.

Read time:  20 mins          Added: 03/12/2020

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Clean Growth Sustainability Audit Guide

Our guide can help you get started on conducting your sustainability audit. It covers the benefits, step-by-step instructions and ideas for improvement projects.

Read time: 22 mins          Added: 26/11/2020

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Supporting trade in a disruptive environment

Our experts share their views on the trade outlook for 2021 and what businesses can do to prepare for the challenges and opportunities the coming months will bring.

Read time: 7 mins          Added: 26/11/2020

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Business in Britain 2020

This report gives an insight in to the unprecedented actions British manufacturers are taking to survive the pandemic and their preparations for recovery.

Read time: 11 mins          Added: 30/10/2020

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How to develop a change culture within your business

Change is inevitable for businesses. Encouraging innovation and flexibility can help companies survive and thrive. See how to develop a change culture.

Read time: 6 mins          Added: 30/10/2020

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A guide to rethinking your business model and revenue streams

Is it time for a fresh look at your business – your model, your customers, your sales and your revenue? Read this guide.

Read time: 6 mins          Added: 30/10/2020

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How to accelerate digitisation in your business

Find out how you can accelerate the tech adoption in your businesses to drive productivity, stay competitive and meet changing consumer behaviour post-coronavirus.

Read time: 10 mins          Added: 30/10/2020

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The phasing out of LIBOR

Helping business understand and prepare for the phasing out of LIBOR beyond 2021.

Read time: 8 mins          Added: 28/10/2020

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6 reasons it pays to go green

Going green is no longer a luxury for businesses, it’s a necessity to remain competitive. We look at how becoming more eco-friendly can be a profitable decision as well as an ethical one.

Read time: 5 mins          Added: 27/10/2020

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The Big Conversation: Helping Britain Recover

Catch up on your region’s event to discover what other businesses are doing to combat the current economic challenges.

Added: 08/10/2020

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Perspectives on leadership

What makes a strong leader? Leaders from Hotel Chocolat, BAE Systems and other businesses reflect on their experience through COVID-19 in our video series.

Watch time: 10 mins          Added: 01/10/2020

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Financial Institutions Sentiment Survey 2020: Looking beyond lockdown

This interactive report reveals some fascinating insights into how firms have been impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic, their post-lockdown strategic plans and why notable initiatives, such as sustainable finance, are moving up the agenda.

Added: 25/09/2020

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MHA Manufacturing and Engineering Annual Review 2019/20

The report draws national and regional insight from over 200 clients and contacts. View the findings, trends and forecasts in the MHA's report.

Read time: 30 mins          Added: 16/09/2020

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Dark web threats – and what to do about them

Criminals use the dark web to launch cyber attacks and sell stolen business and customer data. It’s important to understand the threats of this hidden ecosystem and the steps you can take to protect your business.

Read time: 5 mins          Added: 14/09/2020

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The future of corporate sustainability

We take a look at some of the challenges and opportunities which will emerge over the coming months as businesses look to rebuild and grow in sustainable ways.

Read time: 5 mins          Added: 08/09/2020

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Learning to make big decisions as a leader

Running a successful business requires not just a great product and an effective strategy, but also strong leadership and an ability to make difficult decisions.

Read time: 5 mins          Added: 04/09/2020

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Making technology and innovation change less daunting

Having the right technology is a key part of improving resilience and productivity for businesses of all sizes, across all sectors. Read this step-by-step guide to tech and innovation.

Read time: 5 mins          Added: 03/09/2020

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Business as Unusual: Practical guidance for businesses

Missed the live broadcast? The write-up gives you the chance to catch up in just 4 minutes. Hear from business, economic and industry specialists about the immediate and long term impact of the pandemic.

Read time: 4 mins          Added: 05/08/2020

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Building a greener future

Read our Real Estate and Housing report to see how we can support your sustainability plans to build a greener future.

Read time: 17 mins          Added: 24/07/2020

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How business mentoring could help you navigate a path beyond coronavirus

You don’t have to make difficult business decisions alone. Find out how mentoring could help you lead your business with confidence.

Read time: 5 mins          Added: 06/07/2020

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Healthcare Confidence Index 2020/2021

The results of our latest Healthcare Confidence Index have now been released. The research is based on the outlook of GPs, dentists and pharmacists for the future of their businesses and the sector, and is designed to provide a measure of overall confidence within primary healthcare.

Read time: 7 mins          Added: 09/12/2020

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The COVID-19 Webcast Series: Practical guidance to support businesses

As the impact of coronavirus is felt across the UK, you may have concerns about how it could affect your business. Our webcast series will cover a range of financial and operational topics as well as the human impacts for businesses.

Watch time: 30 mins          Added: 17/04/2020

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“It’s The Small Things” podcast series from Be the Business

A series of podcasts from inspiring business leaders and entrepreneurs, revealing the small, but incrementally powerful changes they've made to improve their company's performance, culture and productivity.

Listen time: Average listen time per podcast - 45 mins          Added: 12/03/2020

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Productivity – beyond an equation

Productivity isn’t just a simple equation. We explore five key business areas that can have a real impact on your productivity.

Read time: 8 mins          Added: 25/02/2020

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Continuous improvement: Making changes for the right reasons

Why it’s important to carefully consider how change is introduced, implemented and measured within your business.

Read time: 8 mins          Added: 25/02/2020

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How to monitor your best performing staff and empower them

Business leaders must be careful to not ignore their best performing staff who are the most important assets.

Read time: 8 mins          Added: 25/02/2020

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Researching new markets? Asking your rivals can help

Next time you’re researching new markets who will you consult? Will it be a research company, a marketing agency or simply Google? There are other options.

Read time: 6 mins          Added: 25/02/2020

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Staff incentives and target hitting

Staff incentives provide a tool to increase motivation, shape the way people work and make businesses more productive. But how are they best aligned with hitting targets and KPIs?

Read time: 8 mins          Added: 25/02/2020

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Using online strategic data isn’t as daunting as it might seem

Even if your company isn’t of the digital variety, the volume of strategic data now at the fingertips of most business leaders can be quickly converted into practical improvement.

Read time: 8 mins          Added: 25/02/2020

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The UK International Trade Index

The Lloyds Bank UK International Trade Index, written in partnership with IHS Markit, sheds light on international trade conditions to help British businesses trade internationally and navigate export markets.

Read time: 30 mins          Added: 24/01/2020

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Decoding the customer journey

This report, created in collaboration with leading consultancy Retail Economics, is the first in a two-part series which together will explore the motivations, preferences and attitudes of consumers moving forwards.

Added: 13/11/2019

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Talking productivity with Be the Business’ Sir Charlie Mayfield and Tera Allas

Being more productive can deliver many benefits to your business, from boosting growth and competitiveness to improving morale. But how do you know how productive you are?

Added: 07/11/2019

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Trading with new markets: common challenges and how to overcome them

With a growing number of businesses looking further afield for trading partners, Lloyds Bank’s Head of SME and Mid Corporate Trade, David Weatherhead, discusses the opportunities out there for businesses, and how to make the most of them.

Author: David Weatherhead

Read time: 7 mins          Added: 06/11/2019

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Why a trusted partner is so important to the UK legal sector

Lloyds Bank already works with more than four in five of the top 50 UK law firms and we’re investing to launch a range of new services designed to support the sector’s ongoing prosperity.

Author: Chris Sood-Nicholls

Read time: 2 mins          Added: 06/11/2019

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Don’t underestimate the UK consumer

One of the most common questions we are asked by corporate clients is "How are UK consumers doing?"

Author: Elena Paitra, Nikesh Sawjani

Watch time: 2 mins          Added: 11/10/2019

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Immediate payments adoption in the UK and internationally

The UK was the first country to introduce an immediate payments scheme – more than a decade later Oonagh McGrane looks at the evolution of immediate payments in the UK and looks at the correlation between immediate payments and SWIFT gpi.

Author: Oonagh McGrane

Added: 11/09/2019

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Client centricity in a collaborative environment

In an area where change has been relatively slow until recently, innovation is bringing a real sense of excitement to the world of trade. A human-centred collaborative approach, coupled with the right technology, has the potential to overcome long-standing challenges.

Author: Merisa Lee Gimpel

Added: 11/09/2019

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The UK regulatory landscape

2019 has shaped up to be another eventful year for the UK payments regulatory landscape. With Brexit on the horizon, the UK regulators (the Bank of England, the Financial Conduct Authority and the Payment Systems Regulator) have maintained a firm focus on both European and domestic payments initiatives.

Author: Otto Benz

Added: 11/09/2019

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Changes in UK payments

From the implementation of the second Payments Services Directive to the new Image Clearing Scheme which enables digital images of cheques and credits to be exchanged, it is evident that technology and regulation are rapidly responding to consumer driven needs.

Author: Gavin Maclean

Read time: 6 mins          Added: 03/09/2019

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Consumer expectations are driving changes across financial services

Our clients’ needs and the needs of their customers, are changing at pace and in material ways. Consumers now demand a swifter, more accessible and friction free experience across many aspects of their lives, whether it’s booking a taxi, checking-in for a flight or shopping online.

Author: Andrea Melville

Added: 21/08/2019

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How regulation is opening up a new era for payments systems in the UK

The UK’s complex regulatory environment is giving rise to a raft of payments innovation. Otto Benz, Payments Technical Services Director, Global Payments, at Lloyds Bank, takes a look at what innovation means for financial institutions, corporates and consumers.

Author: Otto Benz, Matthew Hunt

Added: 20/08/2019

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Sustainability - a practical guide for businesses

Download our sustainability guide and take a look to see which changes might be the right fit for your company.

Read time: 16 mins          Added: 28/06/2019

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Working Capital Index

A unique barometer of working capital pressures on British businesses.

Read time: 31 mins          Added: 01/06/2019

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Productivity – six simple steps to improving business output

Keep your business on track by spotting the productivity warning signs and taking steps to boost your output.

Read time: 7 mins          Added: 03/05/2019

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Fraudsters expected to exploit confusion around Brexit

Fraudsters are always looking for new opportunities to catch their victims off guard and in the past we’ve seen how they use topical themes to trick people out of their money. Read about some key fraud prevention techniques to adopt.

Read time: 3 mins          Added: 09/04/2019

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Are you ready to open the corporate treasury to the opportunities of PSD2?

PSD2 and Open Banking signal a new era for treasurers. Together, new regulatory developments and innovative technology will bring opportunities to gain greater, more joined-up visibility over accounts, adopt innovative services to streamline and improve banking, and access new payment methods. Are you ready to embrace the benefits?

Read time: 4 mins          Added: 04/03/2019

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Bricks vs clicks: the future of the high street in the internet age

With declining high street footfall, small businesses have been casualties in the shift to online shopping. Find out how small businesses can digitally upskill to remain competitive.

Read time: 7 mins          Added: 07/01/2019

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UK Technology SMEs and International Trade

Explore the opportunities and potential considerations for your tech business to export internationally.

Read time: 11 min 41 sec          Added:  22/07/2021

Read more about UK Technology SMEs

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Planning and funding Capital projects for an Independent School

This article outlines different key areas of planning Capital projects as well as other considerations to support your school on this exciting journey.

Read time: 6 mins 40 sec          Added:  08/07/2021

Read more about planning and funding

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Support your supply chain on their ESG journey

Three ways larger corporates can support their SME suppliers on their ESG journey to a more sustainable future together.

Read time: 7 mins          Added:  01/07/2021

Read more about the ESG journery

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An interview: the future of sustainable business

This interview with the Director-General of the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) talks about the future of the green economy and investing in sustainable initiatives.

Watch time: 10 mins          Added: 15/06/21

Watch now

we're open

Can UK consumer spending support an economic recovery?

In this report we take a look at four considerations which will impact consumer spending in 2021. It includes key facts and figures from 2020 to predict how this might change in 2021.

Authors: Elena Paitra, Nikesh Sawjani

Read time: 21 mins          Added: 08/04/2021

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How businesses in the Midlands can accelerate their growth

Business leaders from across the Midlands share their views on the challenges and opportunities facing businesses in the region.

Watch time: 60 mins          Added: 31/03/2021

Read more

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The future of professional services

We share how our clients can capitalise on the opportunities presented by the immediate and short term challenges facing the legal sector.

Author: Chris Sood-Nicholls

Read time: 4 mins          Added: 22/02/2021

Read more

Supporting trade in a disruptive environment

Our experts share their views on the trade outlook for 2021 and what businesses can do to prepare for the challenges and opportunities the coming months will bring.

Read time: 7 mins          Added: 26/11/2020

Read more

The Big Conversation: Helping Britain Recover

Catch up on your region’s event to discover what other businesses are doing to combat the current economic challenges.

Added: 08/10/2020

View more

Decoding the customer journey

This report, created in collaboration with leading consultancy Retail Economics, is the first in a two-part series which together will explore the motivations, preferences and attitudes of consumers moving forwards.

Added: 13/11/2019

View more

Trading with new markets: common challenges and how to overcome them

With a growing number of businesses looking further afield for trading partners, Lloyds Bank’s Head of SME and Mid Corporate Trade, David Weatherhead, discusses the opportunities out there for businesses, and how to make the most of them.

Author: David Weatherhead

Read time: 7 mins          Added: 06/11/2019

Read more

Why a trusted partner is so important to the UK legal sector

Lloyds Bank already works with more than four in five of the top 50 UK law firms and we’re investing to launch a range of new services designed to support the sector’s ongoing prosperity.

Author: Chris Sood-Nicholls

Read time: 2 mins          Added: 06/11/2019

Read more

Immediate payments adoption in the UK and internationally

The UK was the first country to introduce an immediate payments scheme – more than a decade later Oonagh McGrane looks at the evolution of immediate payments in the UK and looks at the correlation between immediate payments and SWIFT gpi.

Author: Oonagh McGrane

Added: 11/09/2019

View more

Client centricity in a collaborative environment

In an area where change has been relatively slow until recently, innovation is bringing a real sense of excitement to the world of trade. A human-centred collaborative approach, coupled with the right technology, has the potential to overcome long-standing challenges.

Author: Merisa Lee Gimpel

Added: 11/09/2019

View more

The UK regulatory landscape

2019 has shaped up to be another eventful year for the UK payments regulatory landscape. With Brexit on the horizon, the UK regulators (the Bank of England, the Financial Conduct Authority and the Payment Systems Regulator) have maintained a firm focus on both European and domestic payments initiatives.

Author: Otto Benz

Added: 11/09/2019

View more

Changes in UK payments

From the implementation of the second Payments Services Directive to the new Image Clearing Scheme which enables digital images of cheques and credits to be exchanged, it is evident that technology and regulation are rapidly responding to consumer driven needs.

Author: Gavin Maclean

Read time: 6 mins          Added: 03/09/2019

Read more

Consumer expectations are driving changes across financial services

Our clients’ needs and the needs of their customers, are changing at pace and in material ways. Consumers now demand a swifter, more accessible and friction free experience across many aspects of their lives, whether it’s booking a taxi, checking-in for a flight or shopping online.

Author: Andrea Melville

Added: 21/08/2019

View more

How regulation is opening up a new era for payments systems in the UK

The UK’s complex regulatory environment is giving rise to a raft of payments innovation. Otto Benz, Payments Technical Services Director, Global Payments, at Lloyds Bank, takes a look at what innovation means for financial institutions, corporates and consumers.

Author: Otto Benz, Matthew Hunt

Added: 20/08/2019

View more

Working Capital Index

A unique barometer of working capital pressures on British businesses.

Read time: 31 mins          Added: 01/06/2019

Read more

How businesses in the Midlands can accelerate their growth

Business leaders from across the Midlands share their views on the challenges and opportunities facing businesses in the region.

Watch time: 60 mins          Added: 31/03/2021

Read more

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The future of professional services

We share how our clients can capitalise on the opportunities presented by the immediate and short term challenges facing the legal sector.

Author: Chris Sood-Nicholls

Read time: 4 mins          Added: 22/02/2021

Read more

Supporting trade in a disruptive environment

Our experts share their views on the trade outlook for 2021 and what businesses can do to prepare for the challenges and opportunities the coming months will bring.

Read time: 7 mins          Added: 26/11/2020

Read more

The Big Conversation: Helping Britain Recover

Catch up on your region’s event to discover what other businesses are doing to combat the current economic challenges.

Added: 08/10/2020

View more

Why a trusted partner is so important to the UK legal sector

Lloyds Bank already works with more than four in five of the top 50 UK law firms and we’re investing to launch a range of new services designed to support the sector’s ongoing prosperity.

Author: Chris Sood-Nicholls

Read time: 2 mins          Added: 06/11/2019

Read more

The UK regulatory landscape

2019 has shaped up to be another eventful year for the UK payments regulatory landscape. With Brexit on the horizon, the UK regulators (the Bank of England, the Financial Conduct Authority and the Payment Systems Regulator) have maintained a firm focus on both European and domestic payments initiatives.

Author: Otto Benz

Added: 11/09/2019

View more

Changes in UK payments

From the implementation of the second Payments Services Directive to the new Image Clearing Scheme which enables digital images of cheques and credits to be exchanged, it is evident that technology and regulation are rapidly responding to consumer driven needs.

Author: Gavin Maclean

Read time: 6 mins          Added: 03/09/2019

Read more

Working Capital Index

A unique barometer of working capital pressures on British businesses.

Read time: 31 mins          Added: 01/06/2019

Read more

scientist holding conical flask

Planning and funding Capital projects for an Independent School

This article outlines different key areas of planning Capital projects as well as other considerations to support your school on this exciting journey.

Read time: 6 mins 40 sec          Added:  08/07/2021

Read more about planning and funding

image of Tony and Scott

An interview: the future of sustainable business

This interview with the Director-General of the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) talks about the future of the green economy and investing in sustainable initiatives.

Watch time: 10 mins          Added: 15/06/21

Watch now

we're open

Can UK consumer spending support an economic recovery?

In this report we take a look at four considerations which will impact consumer spending in 2021. It includes key facts and figures from 2020 to predict how this might change in 2021.

Authors: Elena Paitra, Nikesh Sawjani

Read time: 21 mins          Added: 08/04/2021

Read more

How businesses in the Midlands can accelerate their growth

Business leaders from across the Midlands share their views on the challenges and opportunities facing businesses in the region.

Watch time: 60 mins          Added: 31/03/2021

Read more

person at desk working on laptop

The future of professional services

We share how our clients can capitalise on the opportunities presented by the immediate and short term challenges facing the legal sector.

Author: Chris Sood-Nicholls

Read time: 4 mins          Added: 22/02/2021

Read more

The Big Conversation: Helping Britain Recover

Catch up on your region’s event to discover what other businesses are doing to combat the current economic challenges.

Added: 08/10/2020

View more

Why a trusted partner is so important to the UK legal sector

Lloyds Bank already works with more than four in five of the top 50 UK law firms and we’re investing to launch a range of new services designed to support the sector’s ongoing prosperity.

Author: Chris Sood-Nicholls

Read time: 2 mins          Added: 06/11/2019

Read more

man standing

UK Technology SMEs and International Trade

Explore the opportunities and potential considerations for your tech business to export internationally.

Read time: 11 min 41 sec          Added:  22/07/2021

Read more about UK Technology SMEs

Supporting trade in a disruptive environment

Our experts share their views on the trade outlook for 2021 and what businesses can do to prepare for the challenges and opportunities the coming months will bring.

Read time: 7 mins          Added: 26/11/2020

Read more

Immediate payments adoption in the UK and internationally

The UK was the first country to introduce an immediate payments scheme – more than a decade later Oonagh McGrane looks at the evolution of immediate payments in the UK and looks at the correlation between immediate payments and SWIFT gpi.

Author: Oonagh McGrane

Added: 11/09/2019

View more

man standing

UK Technology SMEs and International Trade

Explore the opportunities and potential considerations for your tech business to export internationally.

Read time: 11 min 41 sec          Added:  22/07/2021

Read more about UK Technology SMEs

scientist holding conical flask

Planning and funding Capital projects for an Independent School

This article outlines different key areas of planning Capital projects as well as other considerations to support your school on this exciting journey.

Read time: 6 mins 40 sec          Added:  08/07/2021

Read more about planning and funding

How businesses in the Midlands can accelerate their growth

Business leaders from across the Midlands share their views on the challenges and opportunities facing businesses in the region.

Watch time: 60 mins          Added: 31/03/2021

Read more

The Big Conversation: Helping Britain Recover

Catch up on your region’s event to discover what other businesses are doing to combat the current economic challenges.

Added: 08/10/2020

View more

Decoding the customer journey

This report, created in collaboration with leading consultancy Retail Economics, is the first in a two-part series which together will explore the motivations, preferences and attitudes of consumers moving forwards.

Added: 13/11/2019

View more

How businesses in the Midlands can accelerate their growth

Business leaders from across the Midlands share their views on the challenges and opportunities facing businesses in the region.

Watch time: 60 mins          Added: 31/03/2021

Read more

person at desk working on laptop

The future of professional services

We share how our clients can capitalise on the opportunities presented by the immediate and short term challenges facing the legal sector.

Author: Chris Sood-Nicholls

Read time: 4 mins          Added: 22/02/2021

Read more

Why a trusted partner is so important to the UK legal sector

Lloyds Bank already works with more than four in five of the top 50 UK law firms and we’re investing to launch a range of new services designed to support the sector’s ongoing prosperity.

Author: Chris Sood-Nicholls

Read time: 2 mins          Added: 06/11/2019

Read more

Immediate payments adoption in the UK and internationally

The UK was the first country to introduce an immediate payments scheme – more than a decade later Oonagh McGrane looks at the evolution of immediate payments in the UK and looks at the correlation between immediate payments and SWIFT gpi.

Author: Oonagh McGrane

Added: 11/09/2019

View more

Client centricity in a collaborative environment

In an area where change has been relatively slow until recently, innovation is bringing a real sense of excitement to the world of trade. A human-centred collaborative approach, coupled with the right technology, has the potential to overcome long-standing challenges.

Author: Merisa Lee Gimpel

Added: 11/09/2019

View more

The UK regulatory landscape

2019 has shaped up to be another eventful year for the UK payments regulatory landscape. With Brexit on the horizon, the UK regulators (the Bank of England, the Financial Conduct Authority and the Payment Systems Regulator) have maintained a firm focus on both European and domestic payments initiatives.

Author: Otto Benz

Added: 11/09/2019

View more

Changes in UK payments

From the implementation of the second Payments Services Directive to the new Image Clearing Scheme which enables digital images of cheques and credits to be exchanged, it is evident that technology and regulation are rapidly responding to consumer driven needs.

Author: Gavin Maclean

Read time: 6 mins          Added: 03/09/2019

Read more

Consumer expectations are driving changes across financial services

Our clients’ needs and the needs of their customers, are changing at pace and in material ways. Consumers now demand a swifter, more accessible and friction free experience across many aspects of their lives, whether it’s booking a taxi, checking-in for a flight or shopping online.

Author: Andrea Melville

Added: 21/08/2019

View more

How regulation is opening up a new era for payments systems in the UK

The UK’s complex regulatory environment is giving rise to a raft of payments innovation. Otto Benz, Payments Technical Services Director, Global Payments, at Lloyds Bank, takes a look at what innovation means for financial institutions, corporates and consumers.

Author: Otto Benz, Matthew Hunt

Added: 20/08/2019

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Planning and funding Capital projects for an Independent School

This article outlines different key areas of planning Capital projects as well as other considerations to support your school on this exciting journey.

Read time: 6 mins 40 sec          Added:  08/07/2021

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How businesses in the Midlands can accelerate their growth

Business leaders from across the Midlands share their views on the challenges and opportunities facing businesses in the region.

Watch time: 60 mins          Added: 31/03/2021

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The future of professional services

We share how our clients can capitalise on the opportunities presented by the immediate and short term challenges facing the legal sector.

Author: Chris Sood-Nicholls

Read time: 4 mins          Added: 22/02/2021

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Supporting trade in a disruptive environment

Our experts share their views on the trade outlook for 2021 and what businesses can do to prepare for the challenges and opportunities the coming months will bring.

Read time: 7 mins          Added: 26/11/2020

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The Big Conversation: Helping Britain Recover

Catch up on your region’s event to discover what other businesses are doing to combat the current economic challenges.

Added: 08/10/2020

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Trading with new markets: common challenges and how to overcome them

With a growing number of businesses looking further afield for trading partners, Lloyds Bank’s Head of SME and Mid Corporate Trade, David Weatherhead, discusses the opportunities out there for businesses, and how to make the most of them.

Author: David Weatherhead

Read time: 7 mins          Added: 06/11/2019

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Working Capital Index

A unique barometer of working capital pressures on British businesses.

Read time: 31 mins          Added: 01/06/2019

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Improving sustainability in your supply chain

Due to COVID-19 many businesses are trying to make their supply chains more resilient, but why not make them greener and more sustainable at the same time? See how.

Read time: 17 mins          Added: 15/04/2021

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How businesses in the Midlands can accelerate their growth

Business leaders from across the Midlands share their views on the challenges and opportunities facing businesses in the region.

Watch time: 60 mins          Added: 31/03/2021

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British Trade Post-Brexit

A new report reveals insights into how British businesses have increased trade diversion away from the EU.

Read time:  20 mins          Added: 03/12/2020

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Supporting trade in a disruptive environment

Our experts share their views on the trade outlook for 2021 and what businesses can do to prepare for the challenges and opportunities the coming months will bring.

Read time: 7 mins          Added: 26/11/2020

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Business in Britain 2020

This report gives an insight in to the unprecedented actions British manufacturers are taking to survive the pandemic and their preparations for recovery.

Read time: 11 mins          Added: 30/10/2020

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Financial Institutions Sentiment Survey 2020: Looking beyond lockdown

This interactive report reveals some fascinating insights into how firms have been impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic, their post-lockdown strategic plans and why notable initiatives, such as sustainable finance, are moving up the agenda.

Added: 25/09/2020

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Fraudsters expected to exploit confusion around Brexit

Fraudsters are always looking for new opportunities to catch their victims off guard and in the past we’ve seen how they use topical themes to trick people out of their money. Read about some key fraud prevention techniques to adopt.

Read time: 3 mins          Added: 09/04/2019

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Do technology businesses still require a physical office space?

This was a common debate long before the pandemic struck. So we’re looking at how your tech business could adapt to remote working.

Read time:11 min 10 sec          Added:  22/07/2021

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UK Technology SMEs and International Trade

Explore the opportunities and potential considerations for your tech business to export internationally.

Read time: 11 min 41 sec          Added:  22/07/2021

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Reducing carbon emissions in the education sector

On the road to ‘net zero’, we discuss the changes that the education sector could make to have a positive effect on both carbon emissions and finances.

Read time: 6 mins 29 sec          Added:  08/07/2021

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Planning and funding Capital projects for an Independent School

This article outlines different key areas of planning Capital projects as well as other considerations to support your school on this exciting journey.

Read time: 6 mins 40 sec          Added:  08/07/2021

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Support your supply chain on their ESG journey

Three ways larger corporates can support their SME suppliers on their ESG journey to a more sustainable future together.

Read time: 7 mins          Added:  01/07/2021

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An interview: the future of sustainable business

This interview with the Director-General of the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) talks about the future of the green economy and investing in sustainable initiatives.

Watch time: 10 mins          Added: 15/06/21

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Sustainability Voices: Road to Net Zero

A must-watch. The video series where experts and customers explain how businesses can achieve positive transformational change on their journey to net zero.

Watch time: 7 mins          Added: 24/05/2021

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Market View

Market View

This quarter alongside our economic update, we get a deeper dive into the Real Estate & Housing and Infrastructure sectors.

Authors: Rhys Herbert, Victoria Whitehead, Andy Hulme

Watch time: 15 mins          Added: 20/04/2021

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Improving sustainability in your supply chain

Due to COVID-19 many businesses are trying to make their supply chains more resilient, but why not make them greener and more sustainable at the same time? See how.

Read time: 17 mins          Added: 15/04/2021

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Can UK consumer spending support an economic recovery?

In this report we take a look at four considerations which will impact consumer spending in 2021. It includes key facts and figures from 2020 to predict how this might change in 2021.

Authors: Elena Paitra, Nikesh Sawjani

Read time: 21 mins          Added: 08/04/2021

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How businesses in the Midlands can accelerate their growth

Business leaders from across the Midlands share their views on the challenges and opportunities facing businesses in the region.

Watch time: 60 mins          Added: 31/03/2021

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The future of professional services

We share how our clients can capitalise on the opportunities presented by the immediate and short term challenges facing the legal sector.

Author: Chris Sood-Nicholls

Read time: 4 mins          Added: 22/02/2021

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British Trade Post-Brexit

A new report reveals insights into how British businesses have increased trade diversion away from the EU.

Read time:  20 mins          Added: 03/12/2020

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Clean Growth Sustainability Audit Guide

Our guide can help you get started on conducting your sustainability audit. It covers the benefits, step-by-step instructions and ideas for improvement projects.

Read time: 22 mins          Added: 26/11/2020

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Business in Britain 2020

This report gives an insight in to the unprecedented actions British manufacturers are taking to survive the pandemic and their preparations for recovery.

Read time: 11 mins          Added: 30/10/2020

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How to develop a change culture within your business

Change is inevitable for businesses. Encouraging innovation and flexibility can help companies survive and thrive. See how to develop a change culture.

Read time: 6 mins          Added: 30/10/2020

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A guide to rethinking your business model and revenue streams

Is it time for a fresh look at your business – your model, your customers, your sales and your revenue? Read this guide.

Read time: 6 mins          Added: 30/10/2020

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How to accelerate digitisation in your business

Find out how you can accelerate the tech adoption in your businesses to drive productivity, stay competitive and meet changing consumer behaviour post-coronavirus.

Read time: 10 mins          Added: 30/10/2020

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The Big Conversation: Helping Britain Recover

Catch up on your region’s event to discover what other businesses are doing to combat the current economic challenges.

Added: 08/10/2020

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Perspectives on leadership

What makes a strong leader? Leaders from Hotel Chocolat, BAE Systems and other businesses reflect on their experience through COVID-19 in our video series.

Watch time: 10 mins          Added: 01/10/2020

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Financial Institutions Sentiment Survey 2020: Looking beyond lockdown

This interactive report reveals some fascinating insights into how firms have been impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic, their post-lockdown strategic plans and why notable initiatives, such as sustainable finance, are moving up the agenda.

Added: 25/09/2020

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Learning to make big decisions as a leader

Running a successful business requires not just a great product and an effective strategy, but also strong leadership and an ability to make difficult decisions.

Read time: 5 mins          Added: 04/09/2020

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Making technology and innovation change less daunting

Having the right technology is a key part of improving resilience and productivity for businesses of all sizes, across all sectors. Read this step-by-step guide to tech and innovation.

Read time: 5 mins          Added: 03/09/2020

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How business mentoring could help you navigate a path beyond coronavirus

You don’t have to make difficult business decisions alone. Find out how mentoring could help you lead your business with confidence.

Read time: 5 mins          Added: 06/07/2020

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The COVID-19 Webcast Series: Practical guidance to support businesses

As the impact of coronavirus is felt across the UK, you may have concerns about how it could affect your business. Our webcast series will cover a range of financial and operational topics as well as the human impacts for businesses.

Watch time: 30 mins          Added: 17/04/2020

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“It’s The Small Things” podcast series from Be the Business

A series of podcasts from inspiring business leaders and entrepreneurs, revealing the small, but incrementally powerful changes they've made to improve their company's performance, culture and productivity.

Listen time: Average listen time per podcast - 45 mins          Added: 12/03/2020

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Productivity – beyond an equation

Productivity isn’t just a simple equation. We explore five key business areas that can have a real impact on your productivity.

Read time: 8 mins          Added: 25/02/2020

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Continuous improvement: Making changes for the right reasons

Why it’s important to carefully consider how change is introduced, implemented and measured within your business.

Read time: 8 mins          Added: 25/02/2020

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How to monitor your best performing staff and empower them

Business leaders must be careful to not ignore their best performing staff who are the most important assets.

Read time: 8 mins          Added: 25/02/2020

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Researching new markets? Asking your rivals can help

Next time you’re researching new markets who will you consult? Will it be a research company, a marketing agency or simply Google? There are other options.

Read time: 6 mins          Added: 25/02/2020

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Staff incentives and target hitting

Staff incentives provide a tool to increase motivation, shape the way people work and make businesses more productive. But how are they best aligned with hitting targets and KPIs?

Read time: 8 mins          Added: 25/02/2020

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Using online strategic data isn’t as daunting as it might seem

Even if your company isn’t of the digital variety, the volume of strategic data now at the fingertips of most business leaders can be quickly converted into practical improvement.

Read time: 8 mins          Added: 25/02/2020

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Decoding the customer journey

This report, created in collaboration with leading consultancy Retail Economics, is the first in a two-part series which together will explore the motivations, preferences and attitudes of consumers moving forwards.

Added: 13/11/2019

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Talking productivity with Be the Business’ Sir Charlie Mayfield and Tera Allas

Being more productive can deliver many benefits to your business, from boosting growth and competitiveness to improving morale. But how do you know how productive you are?

Added: 07/11/2019

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Trading with new markets: common challenges and how to overcome them

With a growing number of businesses looking further afield for trading partners, Lloyds Bank’s Head of SME and Mid Corporate Trade, David Weatherhead, discusses the opportunities out there for businesses, and how to make the most of them.

Author: David Weatherhead

Read time: 7 mins          Added: 06/11/2019

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Why a trusted partner is so important to the UK legal sector

Lloyds Bank already works with more than four in five of the top 50 UK law firms and we’re investing to launch a range of new services designed to support the sector’s ongoing prosperity.

Author: Chris Sood-Nicholls

Read time: 2 mins          Added: 06/11/2019

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Client centricity in a collaborative environment

In an area where change has been relatively slow until recently, innovation is bringing a real sense of excitement to the world of trade. A human-centred collaborative approach, coupled with the right technology, has the potential to overcome long-standing challenges.

Author: Merisa Lee Gimpel

Added: 11/09/2019

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Consumer expectations are driving changes across financial services

Our clients’ needs and the needs of their customers, are changing at pace and in material ways. Consumers now demand a swifter, more accessible and friction free experience across many aspects of their lives, whether it’s booking a taxi, checking-in for a flight or shopping online.

Author: Andrea Melville

Added: 21/08/2019

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How regulation is opening up a new era for payments systems in the UK

The UK’s complex regulatory environment is giving rise to a raft of payments innovation. Otto Benz, Payments Technical Services Director, Global Payments, at Lloyds Bank, takes a look at what innovation means for financial institutions, corporates and consumers.

Author: Otto Benz, Matthew Hunt

Added: 20/08/2019

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Support your supply chain on their ESG journey

Three ways larger corporates can support their SME suppliers on their ESG journey to a more sustainable future together.

Read time: 7 mins          Added:  01/07/2021

Read more about the ESG journery

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An interview: the future of sustainable business

This interview with the Director-General of the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) talks about the future of the green economy and investing in sustainable initiatives.

Watch time: 10 mins          Added: 15/06/21

Watch now

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Sustainability Voices: Road to Net Zero

A must-watch. The video series where experts and customers explain how businesses can achieve positive transformational change on their journey to net zero.

Watch time: 7 mins          Added: 24/05/2021

Watch now

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Improving sustainability in your supply chain

Due to COVID-19 many businesses are trying to make their supply chains more resilient, but why not make them greener and more sustainable at the same time? See how.

Read time: 17 mins          Added: 15/04/2021

Read more

How businesses in the Midlands can accelerate their growth

Business leaders from across the Midlands share their views on the challenges and opportunities facing businesses in the region.

Watch time: 60 mins          Added: 31/03/2021

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The future of professional services

We share how our clients can capitalise on the opportunities presented by the immediate and short term challenges facing the legal sector.

Author: Chris Sood-Nicholls

Read time: 4 mins          Added: 22/02/2021

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Supporting trade in a disruptive environment

Our experts share their views on the trade outlook for 2021 and what businesses can do to prepare for the challenges and opportunities the coming months will bring.

Read time: 7 mins          Added: 26/11/2020

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Business in Britain 2020

This report gives an insight in to the unprecedented actions British manufacturers are taking to survive the pandemic and their preparations for recovery.

Read time: 11 mins          Added: 30/10/2020

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The Big Conversation: Helping Britain Recover

Catch up on your region’s event to discover what other businesses are doing to combat the current economic challenges.

Added: 08/10/2020

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Trading with new markets: common challenges and how to overcome them

With a growing number of businesses looking further afield for trading partners, Lloyds Bank’s Head of SME and Mid Corporate Trade, David Weatherhead, discusses the opportunities out there for businesses, and how to make the most of them.

Author: David Weatherhead

Read time: 7 mins          Added: 06/11/2019

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Why a trusted partner is so important to the UK legal sector

Lloyds Bank already works with more than four in five of the top 50 UK law firms and we’re investing to launch a range of new services designed to support the sector’s ongoing prosperity.

Author: Chris Sood-Nicholls

Read time: 2 mins          Added: 06/11/2019

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British Trade Post-Brexit

A new report reveals insights into how British businesses have increased trade diversion away from the EU.

Read time:  20 mins          Added: 03/12/2020

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“It’s The Small Things” podcast series from Be the Business

A series of podcasts from inspiring business leaders and entrepreneurs, revealing the small, but incrementally powerful changes they've made to improve their company's performance, culture and productivity.

Listen time: Average listen time per podcast - 45 mins          Added: 12/03/2020

Listen now

Researching new markets? Asking your rivals can help

Next time you’re researching new markets who will you consult? Will it be a research company, a marketing agency or simply Google? There are other options.

Read time: 6 mins          Added: 25/02/2020

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Talking productivity with Be the Business’ Sir Charlie Mayfield and Tera Allas

Being more productive can deliver many benefits to your business, from boosting growth and competitiveness to improving morale. But how do you know how productive you are?

Added: 07/11/2019

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Why a trusted partner is so important to the UK legal sector

Lloyds Bank already works with more than four in five of the top 50 UK law firms and we’re investing to launch a range of new services designed to support the sector’s ongoing prosperity.

Author: Chris Sood-Nicholls

Read time: 2 mins          Added: 06/11/2019

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Support your supply chain on their ESG journey

Three ways larger corporates can support their SME suppliers on their ESG journey to a more sustainable future together.

Read time: 7 mins          Added:  01/07/2021

Read more about the ESG journery

image of Tony and Scott

An interview: the future of sustainable business

This interview with the Director-General of the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) talks about the future of the green economy and investing in sustainable initiatives.

Watch time: 10 mins          Added: 15/06/21

Watch now

image of wind turbines

Sustainability Voices: Road to Net Zero

A must-watch. The video series where experts and customers explain how businesses can achieve positive transformational change on their journey to net zero.

Watch time: 7 mins          Added: 24/05/2021

Watch now

we're open

Can UK consumer spending support an economic recovery?

In this report we take a look at four considerations which will impact consumer spending in 2021. It includes key facts and figures from 2020 to predict how this might change in 2021.

Authors: Elena Paitra, Nikesh Sawjani

Read time: 21 mins          Added: 08/04/2021

Read more

Supporting trade in a disruptive environment

Our experts share their views on the trade outlook for 2021 and what businesses can do to prepare for the challenges and opportunities the coming months will bring.

Read time: 7 mins          Added: 26/11/2020

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The Big Conversation: Helping Britain Recover

Catch up on your region’s event to discover what other businesses are doing to combat the current economic challenges.

Added: 08/10/2020

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Why a trusted partner is so important to the UK legal sector

Lloyds Bank already works with more than four in five of the top 50 UK law firms and we’re investing to launch a range of new services designed to support the sector’s ongoing prosperity.

Author: Chris Sood-Nicholls

Read time: 2 mins          Added: 06/11/2019

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Do technology businesses still require a physical office space?

This was a common debate long before the pandemic struck. So we’re looking at how your tech business could adapt to remote working.

Read time:11 min 10 sec          Added:  22/07/2021

Read more about the new need for physical office space

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UK Technology SMEs and International Trade

Explore the opportunities and potential considerations for your tech business to export internationally.

Read time: 11 min 41 sec          Added:  22/07/2021

Read more about UK Technology SMEs

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Planning and funding Capital projects for an Independent School

This article outlines different key areas of planning Capital projects as well as other considerations to support your school on this exciting journey.

Read time: 6 mins 40 sec          Added:  08/07/2021

Read more about planning and funding

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An interview: the future of sustainable business

This interview with the Director-General of the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) talks about the future of the green economy and investing in sustainable initiatives.

Watch time: 10 mins          Added: 15/06/21

Watch now

image of wind turbines

Sustainability Voices: Road to Net Zero

A must-watch. The video series where experts and customers explain how businesses can achieve positive transformational change on their journey to net zero.

Watch time: 7 mins          Added: 24/05/2021

Watch now

Market View

Market View

This quarter alongside our economic update, we get a deeper dive into the Real Estate & Housing and Infrastructure sectors.

Authors: Rhys Herbert, Victoria Whitehead, Andy Hulme

Watch time: 15 mins          Added: 20/04/2021

Read more

we're open

Can UK consumer spending support an economic recovery?

In this report we take a look at four considerations which will impact consumer spending in 2021. It includes key facts and figures from 2020 to predict how this might change in 2021.

Authors: Elena Paitra, Nikesh Sawjani

Read time: 21 mins          Added: 08/04/2021

Read more

How businesses in the Midlands can accelerate their growth

Business leaders from across the Midlands share their views on the challenges and opportunities facing businesses in the region.

Watch time: 60 mins          Added: 31/03/2021

Read more

person at desk working on laptop

The future of professional services

We share how our clients can capitalise on the opportunities presented by the immediate and short term challenges facing the legal sector.

Author: Chris Sood-Nicholls

Read time: 4 mins          Added: 22/02/2021

Read more

British Trade Post-Brexit

A new report reveals insights into how British businesses have increased trade diversion away from the EU.

Read time:  20 mins          Added: 03/12/2020

Read more

The Big Conversation: Helping Britain Recover

Catch up on your region’s event to discover what other businesses are doing to combat the current economic challenges.

Added: 08/10/2020

View more

How business mentoring could help you navigate a path beyond coronavirus

You don’t have to make difficult business decisions alone. Find out how mentoring could help you lead your business with confidence.

Read time: 5 mins          Added: 06/07/2020

Read more

“It’s The Small Things” podcast series from Be the Business

A series of podcasts from inspiring business leaders and entrepreneurs, revealing the small, but incrementally powerful changes they've made to improve their company's performance, culture and productivity.

Listen time: Average listen time per podcast - 45 mins          Added: 12/03/2020

Listen now