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Government’s access to cash commitment must be honoured, says ACS


The Association of Convenience Stores (ACS) has called on the Government to take urgent action to ensure long-term access to cash and to provide local shops with support in order to continue providing this service to their customers.

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MONEY TALK: The big boys in the playground

2021-03-01T16:09:00+00:00By Jan Mikula, EKW Group

Naturally, the business and financial news in most of the media has continued to be dominated by Covid.

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Applegreen offers retailers fuel bonds through new partnership with Franchiseefirst


Applegreen has partnered with fuel bond provider Franchiseefirst to be able to offer its retailers fuel bonds as an acceptable alternative to a bank guarantee, cash deposit or charge on property normally requested as payment security.

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Keyfuels renews and expands partnership with Moto


Keyfuels has renewed its partnership with motorway services operator Moto, enabling full acceptance of its fuel card across all Moto motorway sites. It also adds 28 new motorway sites to the Keyfuels network.

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MONEY TALK: Looking forward to a brighter 2021?

2020-12-22T11:29:00+00:00By Jan Mikula, EKW Group

Finding any ‘good news’ for most of the past 12 months has been the triumph of hope over expectation.

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PayPoint and Link trial scheme to allow customers to withdraw cash from stores


A trial to enable consumers to withdraw cash in smaller shops without paying a fee has been started by Link, the UK’s main ATM cash machine network, and PayPoint, the in-store payment services provider.

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PRA welcomes Chancellor's measures to stimulate the economy


The PRA has welcomed a package of measures to stimulate the economy announced by Chancellor Rishi Sunak in his Summer Economic Update.


Guide to government funding entitlement and commercial tools


COVID-19 has caused serious challenges. As it stands, forecourt owners are seeing an increase in in-store purchases. The key to managing these challenging times is to make sure that you’re prepared for any eventuality. Now is the time to drive in-store sales and manage cash flow tightly, to ensure that ...


Managing the money


If you were trying to raise some cash it used to be all about banks but that is no longer the case. They are not on the high street any more and they don’t lend to SMEs. That was the official word from the Bank of England in March. You ...


Cover drive


You might be temped to turn the page when you see the word insurance - it’s not exactly a conversation starter after all. But you need to have it so that you can sleep at night, and so that should something dark and ominous pay you a visit, you are ...