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Rain Newton-Smith noted the cocktail of factors taking a toll on the UK's financial services sector. Picture: contributed.

Call for UK finance firms to act after gloomy end to 2018

Financial services businesses looking to flourish this year are being encouraged to “concentrate on issues they can control”, after business volumes and sentiment deteriorated in the last quarter of 2018, according to the latest study of the sector from CBI/PwC published today.

The retail sector has taken a buffeting recently. Picture: Neil Hanna

Funds firm looks to give lift to family businesses

A specialist funding provider has launched what is being billed as “the UK’s first family finance review” after its survey showed a majority of people believe the high street is dying due to unsupportive local and national government.

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