Monthly Archives: February 2017

Are small businesses being locked out of commercial lending?

Small business in the spotlight as de-regulation hits the headlines

Small businesses are the lifeblood of any economy, creating wealth and employment opportunities – and supporting economic growth at grass-roots level. This type of entrepreneurship has always been valued in the United States, where the founders of startups can aspire to become leaders of Fortune 500 companies if they hit on a successful niche.

But are small business owners being unfairly hampered by the raft of regulations introduced following the financial crisis of 2008? It’s an issue that’s hitting the headlines at the moment as ‎President Trump reaffirms his pre-election promises to de-regulate the financial services industry.

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Trump takes aim at Dodd-Frank

President Trump plans to repeal Dodd-Frank regulationsWhat do Donald Trump and Johnny Depp have in common? Superficially speaking, not much. But recent events around the thorny issue of whether or not financial advisers should be required to put their clients’ interests before their own has placed POTUS and Hollywood star on opposite sides of one of the hottest discussions of the year so far.

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