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Cabot Credit Management in Kings Hill

Debt buyer cancels stock market plans

Credit card debt business Cabot Credit Management has shelved plans for a £1 billion float on the London Stock Exchange.

Lender invests £53m in firms

IGF invested £53 million into small and medium-sized businesses across the UK in the first half of the year

A finance company in Kent invested £53 million into small and medium-sized businesses across the UK in the first half of the year.

Buy-to-let lender continues growth

OneSavings Bank's headquarters in Chatham Maritime

Kent Reliance owner OneSavings Bank reported a strong third quarter of the year, as its loan book grew to £6.9 billion.

Uncertainty for stockbrokers as jobs move up North

AJ Bell chief executive Andy Bell

Pension provider AJ Bell is to relocate about 100 jobs in the county to its headquarters in Manchester.


Time 'running out' as data protection laws loom

GDPR will come into force in May next year

More than half of firms in Kent do not have a plan in place for new data protection laws due to come into force in May.

First time buyers to be hit by interest rate rise

The Bank of England. Picture: George Rex

People trying to get onto the housing ladder in Kent will struggle after the Bank of England opted to increase interest rates, investors have warned.

Long-running Saga chairman to step down

Saga chairman Andrew Goodsell has announced he is stepping down

The man who led the flotation of over-50s specialist Saga on the London Stock Exchange is to retire from the business after 26 years.

Debt firm to float on stock market

Cabot Credit Management has the prestigious 1 Kings Hill Avenue address

A credit management company has revealed plans to be listed on the London Stock Exchange, which it expects will raise about £195 million.

Bank marks 15 years

Charity Bank celebrated its 15th birthday this week

Staff gathered at ethical lender Charity Bank to celebrate its 15th birthday.

Takeover at tyre dealer

Watling Tyres is under new ownership

A £25 million tyre seller and MOT centre business with branches across Kent is under new ownership.

Councillor takes top job at law firm

Cllr Mark Davis has been made senior partner at Warners Solicitors

A solicitors' practice has elected a councillor to be its senior partner – and hired a new chief executive to lead its strategy.

Towergate owner snaps up insurer

Towergate Group is based in Maidstone

The parent company of Towergate Insurance is poised to seal the takeover of motorcycle insurer Carole Nash.

Don't forget to spend your last round pounds!

A fall in the value of the pound since the EU referendum has boosted exports

People across Kent are preparing to ditch their old £1 coins with only days left before they are no longer legal tender.


‘Lawyers deserve a battering’

Outset Group chief executive Jonathan Gauton

A law firm boss has called for reform in his profession, claiming it is too slow and expensive.

Firm targets national prize

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

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

Record intake for accountancy apprenticeship

Kreston Reeves has hired a record 32 students and trainees

A financial advisor has hired a record number of trainees after becoming one of three UK firms to offer new apprenticeships in the profession.

Growth buoys ship building plans

Saga has two cruise liners

Saga, the over-50s holiday and insurance company, remains on track for a fourth straight year of growth as it plans to build two new ships.

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.

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