Fintechs need to be accredited for CBILSs and Bounce Back Loans

A fifth of SMEs bank with fintechs, such as Tide. Financial technology - fintech for short - describes the combination of financial services and technology to provide a larger range of convenient financial services and financial products. Examples of products and services provided by fintechs include primarily app-based banking (such as the service offered by Tide), mobile payments, peer-to-peer...
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Let customers know your special hours for May on Google My Business

When your business has an irregular schedule, like holidays or special events, you can enter special hours in advance to let customers know when you’re open via the special opening hours option on Google My Business (and Google Maps). If you haven't updated your hours, we recommend that you do. Google may call you to make sure they’re accurate. Visit Google My Business Help to learn more...
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Criminals are exploiting fear of COVID19 pandemic to scam victims out of cash

Scams over the phone are nothing new, but, in the current climate, they are being adapted. Criminals are exploiting the need to keep ourselves safe and take protective measures during the COVID19 pandemic and are reinventing their scams to use Coronavirus as a hook. Any unsolicited phone calls should be treated with extreme caution, and if they’re asking for payment details it’s highly likely...
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Google search commands to refine searches and become a Google Pro

Google Search has built-in commands to help users refine their queries and find more relevant results. Here are some you can utilize next time the results you’re seeing aren’t very useful: Search for an exact match: Put a word or phrase inside quotes. Combine searches: Put “OR” between each search query. Exclude words from search results: Put – in front of a word you want to leave...
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Signing your O’Brien Media web design contract with Adobe Sign on a mobile device

Signing your O'Brien Media web design contract, or other documents, is handled via Adobe Sign allowing digital signatures to be used and speeding up the process of contract completion. The below steps show you how to do this on a mobile device. Signing on a mobile device Step 1 First, you'll get an email from your sales contact at O'Brien Media, sent by Adobe Sign. Click the "Review and Sign"...
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Coronavirus Business Support Page on GOV.UK Website

GOV.UK have updated their website to include a section specifically aimed at supporting businesses during the Covid-19 pandemic: Find out what financial support you can get for your business Find out how you can claim your employees' wages through the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme Find out how to apply for a grant if you're self-employed All information relating to Business Support can now be...
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What Can You Do to Avoid Your Email Being Clipped by Gmail?

If your email message is 102 kB or larger, Gmail “clips” your email, inserting “ ,” along with a link to the entire message. And you may be surprised at how easy it is for a typical email campaign to surpass the 102-kB limit. One of the biggest problems with email clipping is that your subscribers who use Gmail won’t see all the content in your emails unless they click the “View...
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Coronavirus information for our business customers

We've created this dedicated page to contain all of our new, articles, and advice for our business customers (of all sizes) while not all of it is relevant to all of our customers we aim to regularly add new content relevant to customers not only in our local area of Swindon, Wiltshire but across the UK. For the latest Government issued advice and recommendations please visit gov.uk/coronavirus....
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Google just gave Chrome users a great reason to stay with the browser

Google has given Chrome users plenty of reasons to quit its browser recently, including controversial changes, security problems, data concerns and rivals offering greater privacy. But now Google has introduced a great reason to stay. After a surprise release U-turn last month, Google has now rolled out Chrome 81 and it brings a wide roll-out of ‘Tab Groups’, the company’s biggest...
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What Instagram’s new desktop DMs means for businesses

Receiving a healthy influx of direct messages on Instagram is a great indication that your audience is engaged with your brand and the content that you’re posting. But it can also be pretty stressful — especially if you’re managing everything from the Instagram mobile app (it’s just a little limiting to do everything from the app!). As such, the new feature should be *very* useful for...
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