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Kent Invicta Chamber chief executive Jo James, RIFT managing director Bradley Post and chairman Jan Post

Firm targets national prize

A financial company, which claims tax credits for entrepreneurs and small businesses, is heading to a UK awards after winning its regional heat.

Law firm marches westward

Outset Group chief executive Jonathan Gauton, right, shakes hands on the takeover with Nicholas Moore

A law firm has expanded into the West Country after buying another legal business.

Lender launches in county

Some of the new Ultimate Finance team in Maidstone

An independent funding business aimed at small and medium-sized companies has opened a new office in the county.


Building society opens in old shoe shop

Nationwide is relocating to the entrance of the County Square Shopping Centre

A building society is set to open its doors to customers after relocating its branch to a former shoe shop


New partner at £100m deal making firm

Tim Sadka has become a corporate partner at Rix & Kay

Law firm Rix & Kay has hired a new corporate partner to a team which has completed a dozen big-money deals in the last year.

Teenager teaches investors tricks of financial trading

Jake Lee, 19, a university student who runs his own business, called "Improve Your Future," teaching people to trade on the Forex markets.

A university student has started his own businesses teaching people to use the foreign markets.


Poor tea prices hit profits

Camellia has tea plantations in India, Kenya and Bangladesh

Agriculture, engineering and banking group Camellia suffered a decline in profits amid poorer prices for tea in India and Bangladesh.

Debt collector takeover to add £200m

Cabot Credit Management in Kings Hill

A credit management firm has bought a debt collection agency in a deal which will help boost its annual income by £200 million.

Landlord tax changes boost profits at Kent Reliance owner

Terraced houses in Whitstable

Buy-to-let lender OneSavings Bank increased profits in the first half of the year as landlords rushed to beat new government regulations.

Bank branch to close

Barclays in Borough Green is to Close. Picture: Google Maps

A village's last bank branch is to close, prompting dismay from a Kent MP.


Law firm targets non-doms

David Semmens, a new parter at Cripps, specialises in looking after the estates of non-doms

A lawyer whose clients include entertainers and sports stars has joined a law firm as it aims to attract work from controversial non-doms.

Former bank could become Domino's Pizza

NatWest branch, High Street, Snodland

Domino’s Pizza has applied to convert a town's former NatWest bank into a takeaway.


Metro Bank to open new branch

Metro Bank is opening a new branch in Canterbury

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

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

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

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

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

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

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