Stay Vigilant And Read The Small Print Amid Cost Of Living Crisis

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The cost of living crisis is all over the news at the moment – it seems like the price of absolutely everything is soaring, with no respite in sight. Fuel bills are right at the centre of this, they’ve shot up exponentially in the last few months, with the promise of even further rises to…

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Personal guarantees – the trapdoor in many loan agreements

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Most businesses – at some point in their existence – require a loan. In most cases, it’s to help the new venture get off the ground in the first place. But it could be to buy a building or for a cash injection as the business seeks to expand. These loans almost always require a…

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Did you ever meet a salesperson who explained the pitfalls to you?

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When they come to call, a salesperson will undoubtedly want to sell you something (it’s their job, after all), and they will often make plenty of promises to give you the very best deal for you. They will tell you many things. Some will be true, but sometimes salespeople are more economical with the truth,…

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Council tax energy rebate scam warning

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While there have been multiple council tax scams in circulation for a while, the energy crisis has prompted a new scam to emerge, with local governments across the country warning residents to be on high alert. After central Government announced households would receive a £150 rebate to compensate for the sharp increase in the cost…

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Keep your digital life safe from scammers

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Everyone loves a new toy. Buying a new electronic device should be an exciting moment. Who doesn’t love that visceral thrill of unpacking your new phone or laptop and switching it on for the first time? Checking out the new features for you to play with, the new noises it makes, and the different ways…

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You need to be very sure when you entertain Verisure

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Our client (a qualified accountant) invited Verisure Alarms Ltd to install an alarm system to protect his home and contents. Verisure sent a ‘security expert’ to survey the client’s house, and advise the client of the most appropriate system for their needs. Despite the recommended system and monitoring being more expensive than the basic, the…

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Which experts can you trust in a contract negotiation?

When you’re trying to negotiate a settlement between an incumbent office equipment supplier and a new supplier, it can be difficult to know which ‘expert’ to trust when it comes to the figures, especially, when each party has a vested interested. One of our clients found this out to their detriment after an attempt to…

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Can you really trust online reviews?

When you are researching a new supplier your due diligence process will undoubtedly include a look at user reviews, utilising platforms like Trustpilot and Google. If you found a supplier with an 80% or more positive rating you would automatically assume they are pretty good – but what do those reviews actually mean? Taken at…

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A Charter Mark Offering Office Equipment Buyers complete Confidence

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When you’re charged with sorting the lease and purchase of your office equipment – copiers, franking machines, telephone systems and shredders, there’s a lot on your shoulders to make sure you get a deal that delivers what your organisation needs, within budget. And salespeople are there to SELL, often working on a commission base, so…

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Are you using Go Cardless?

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It was brought to our attention recently that businesses using Go Cardless could be leaving themselves exposed to fraudulent activity. When users sign up to use the service, they provide their bank details. Go Cardless then passes your authorisation to the bank. The direct debit is in place and the supplier is paid. Although there…

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