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Steve Purdham
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The chair of the Treasury Select Committee has vowed to thoroughly investigate the "unacceptable" mis-selling of interest rate hedging products to SMEs, saying businesses must be confident that it can never happen again.

Four major high street banks have been found guilty of "serious failings" in the selling of complex interest rate hedging products to thousands of SMEs in the latest scandal to hit the financial sector.

Lancashire-based telecoms firm Daisy has revealed it has extended its credit facility by £40 million to £115 million following the introduction of a fourth bank to its syndicate.

Speaking on ‘5 Live Breakfast’ with Nicky Campbell and Shelagh Fogarty, Dragon Den's star James Caan said the government should sell its stakes in the banks to reduce the deficit.

  • Kathryn Parsons, co-founder of Decoded, started with little more than faith and determination, but four years later it’s grown into a global business. Ahead of her appearance at Accelerate 2015 in...

  • Author, writer and marketer Ryan Holiday on how entrepreneurs need to interpret failure.

  • Sue Vizard, business coach and author of Jump Start: The Start-up Book for Your Dream Business, looks at some of the questions solo entrepreneurs should ask themselves.

  • Ian Wright, founder and chief executive of, is bringing together SMEs and NEDs - without the hefty recruitment fees.

  • Former professional golfer turned entrepreneur Colin Stevens has had a busy 18 months. The Better Bathrooms founder has increased turnover at the firm, secured a multi-million pound investment and...

Five Minutes With

David Hughes sums up his entrepreneurial career to date thus: four spectacular successes and two failures. He founded the sports retailer Allsports and achieved turnover of £180 million before a vicious price war meant decline, administration in 2005 and a sell-off to rival JD Sports.

It took Richard Shonn, managing director of 151 Products, three years to find a warehouse big enough for his requirements.