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Metro Bank to open new branch

Metro Bank is opening a new branch in Canterbury

02 August 2017

The challenger bank has announced plans for a new location in Kent later this year, creating 25 jobs.

Historic solicitors firm joins the Hatten Wyatt stable

The Hatten-Wyatt team

05 July 2017

A leading law firm has completed its second takeover in less than a year for an undisclosed sum

Insurance firms to merge

Insurance brokers Lark Group and Aston Scott are to merge

03 July 2017

Two brokers in Kent are to join forces in a deal creating one of the UK’s top 20 independent firms in the industry.

Law firm revenues pass £20m

Thomson Snell & Passmore chief executive Simon Slater

23 June 2017

A legal business in the county has broken the £20m barrier in turnover for the first time in its latest financial year.

Kent firms at 'significant risk' from hackers

Three quarters of businesses in Kent say they have been subject to a cyber attack

20 June 2017

Three quarters of businesses in Kent have been subject to an attempted email fraud or cyber-attack in the past six months, according to a snap poll.

New cash for small firms

Businesses in Kent can apply for a loan from a £200 million fund set up for the county by HSBC

20 June 2017

HSBC has launched a £200 million fund to lend to small and medium-sized businesses in Kent.

Five new partners at law firm

Sarah Easton has been made an equity partner at Thomson Snell & Passmore

15 June 2017

Thomson Snell & Passmore has made a series of new appointments among 20 promotions this month.


No disputing new partner

Deborah Cain has joined as a partner in the contentious trusts and estates team at Brachers

15 June 2017

A law firm has hired an expert in disagreements about wills, trusts and the estates of dead people.

New tech boosts turnover close to £11m

asb law's offices in Eclipse Park, Maidstone

13 June 2017

A law firm has increased revenues by 15% after investing in technology and efficiencies.

Firm's move to create 20 job

Corinthian has moved to Tunbridge Wells from Croydon and is poised to create 20 jobs

13 June 2017

A pensions and investments company has relocated to the county and is set to employ more staff.

Award for law boss

From left, McBrides Chartered Accountants managing partner Nick Paterno presents Blair Gulland with the outstanding achievement award

13 June 2017

A solicitor has been given the outstanding achievement award at the Kent Law Society Awards.

Law firm grows income

Cripps managing partner Gavin Tyler

25 May 2017

A legal business has hailed a record set of financial results after growing income for the fourth straight year.

Insurer raising £890m

Towergate has been merged into insurance conglomerate KIRS Group

25 May 2017

A new insurance super group is raising cash to fund two takeovers and restructure its finances – weeks after announcing redundancies at its Kent HQ.

Insurer to merge into £500m group

Towergate Group is based in Maidstone

09 May 2017

Insurance giant Towergate is to be merged into a super group of companies generating £2.8 billion of gross written premiums.

Bank shut for 7-week long refurbishment

Barclays in Ashford High Street is under refurbishment

04 May 2017

A bank branch in a town centre will be closed for seven week as it undergoes a major refurbishment.

Loan and mortgage growth at lender

Kent Reliance Building Society transferred its business to new bank OneSavings Bank, which trades as Kent Reliance, in 2011

04 May 2017

The owner of Kent Reliance increased its loan book by 5% in the first three months of the year and enjoyed strong numbers of mortgage applications.

Counting cost as banks swap bricks for clicks

The Lloyds Bank branch in New Ash Green is to close

03 May 2017

Small firms are suffering as big banks continue to close branches outside towns and cities.

Insurance broker returns to profit

Aston Scott's headquarters in West Malling

02 May 2017

An insurer has returned to the black as it continues to hunt for takeovers.

Bank's £7.5m losses before sale

Duncan Lawrie's offices in Wrotham Place

27 April 2017

Private bank Duncan Lawrie has left a huge dent in the finances of its former owner after its decision to split and sell off the institution.

Insurer reveals profits days after job cuts

Towergate's head office at Eclipse Park in Maidstone

27 April 2017

Insurance business Towergate has revealed it boosted profitability and income last year – days after announcing 133 job losses.

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