Warning! Protect Your Business From Fraud.

The threat of fraud and cyber-crime is not new, however so much happened over the last few weeks that brought it to the forefront of my attention, and made me realise how vulnerable a company can be to such attacks.

A client was defrauded of a substantial amount of money; the way in which the fraudsters worked was incredible.  It appears as though they got access to the companies e-mail system and sent e-mails from the directors to payroll.  The e-mails contained new bank details for an employee, for their salary to be paid to.

Payroll actioned the request. Read more

‘You Got This!’ – Make Peace With Money

I assume that if you’re reading this blog, then you may have faced, or are facing financial difficulties.

I want you to know that you are not alone.  When my husband and I went to see our local bank manager a few years back, she told us that our level of debt was very common and that some people were in a lot worse position than we were in.  It wasn’t my proudest moment, but the bank manager was lovely, and we built a strong relationship with her and her team at Barclays Chiswick. Read more