Hockenhull Garages acquires four sites in the Midlands from EG Group


Award-winning Top 50 Indie Hockenhull Garages (HGS Leicester Ltd) has bought four sites from EG Group after securing a six-figure funding package from HSBC UK.


UK fuels launches ‘money-saving’ fuel card to help fleets manage rising costs


UK Fuels has launched a money-saving fuel card in response to rising fuel prices.

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MONEY TALK: Forecourts are an easy target - fuel pricing is too complicated for some

2022-02-07T13:29:00+00:00By Jan Mikula, EKW Group

You know that feeling: you’re watching the news and they cut to pictures of a forecourt and a voiceover starts describing how pump prices haven’t fallen, despite apparent falls in crude oil prices a few days earlier.

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MONEY TALK: Forecourt crime - nobody is listening

2022-01-10T11:22:00+00:00By Jan Mikula, EKW Group

As if there wasn’t enough bad news around already as we head into 2022: Covid restrictions; inflation over 5%; consumers expected to be somewhat cash-strapped; and to top all of that forecourt crime is now costing forecourts nearly £100m per year.

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ACS welcomes 'landmark agreement' by major banks to ensure long-term cash availability


A landmark agreement reached between the major retail banks to share services, ensuring long-term cash availability across the UK, has been welcomed by James Lowman, chairman of the Association of Convenience Stores.


MONEY TALK: The Amazon vs Visa row over credit card fees is interesting…

2021-11-29T16:44:00+00:00By Jan Mikula, EKW Group

When two of the biggest beasts in the retail jungle square up to each other in a very public way, everyone around takes notice.

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PayPoint partners with Youlend to offer flexible funding to retailers

2021-11-22T16:15:00+00:00By Sadie Andrew

PayPoint has teamed up with YouLend, an embedded business finance company, to provide eligible PayPoint retailers with flexible funding offers that allow them to pay back their finance as they earn from card sales.

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Retailers need to end card-only payments, say Volumatic

2021-11-05T12:40:00+00:00By Sadie Andrew

Cash handling solutions provider and manufacturer, Volumatic, is calling on retail and forecourt businesses to support cash as the spending limit on contactless cards rises to £100.


MONEY TALK: A rather unusual budget

2021-11-02T11:46:00+00:00By Jan Mikula, EKW Group

The government has already had to spend vast amounts during Covid-19, and with the increase in National Living Wage and the scrapping of the pulic sector wage freeze, many economists are predicting inflation will be high next year.

MONEY TALK: It looks like we can expect a very hard winter…

2021-10-11T16:04:00+01:00By Jan Mikula, EKW Group

From what’s going on all around us at the moment, it looks like we can expect a very hard winter