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We’re over halfway through 2023, which means that the updates to the Domestic Minimum Efficiency Standard regulations (MEES) for all newly rented properties come into play in less than two years. The new efficiency standards for properties with existing tenancies will be enforced in 2028. Sounds like ample time for landlords to get to grips […]
In May 2023, we hosted a roundtable event with key business leaders and OakNorth customers to discuss the power of resilience in business. We heard directly from those who have had to adapt and become resilient both in businesses and government, as well as Heartwood Collection Executive Chairman, Mark Derry, and former Chancellor of the […]
As businesses look to take on funding for growth, expansion, or operational needs, accountants play a key role in helping to match them with a lending partner. This is why you’ll need to place yourself in their shoes, and consider what questions they may have and how you can best support them. To help you […]
Though we’re a UK bank, that doesn’t stop us from making a difference around the world. We have multiple offices in India and share 1% of our group profits with charities around the country. One of our most recent charity sponsorships was to improve sanitation for two Gurgaon schools, and on a recent visit to […]
Keeping up to date with the latest trends is how many businesses continue to be successful, but the most prosperous ones take advantage of changes in the market. Be it offering new products, or phasing out out-of-style ones, adapting offerings and practices to what customers are looking for is how businesses can keep themselves relevant […]
With some potentially tougher times facing the care industry, supply has been struggling to keep up with demand. But for those that can weather the storm, there’s a ready and waiting audience to tap into. Our Debt Finance Director, Steve Wilson, scoped out the current factors that care providers should be aware of. The social […]