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A better way for councils to pay carers worldwide

Wed 23 Sep 2020

One of our clients, a London borough council, has an extensive network of foster-carers, both in the UK and abroad, supporting local children in need. Very often, the first potential carers that the council approaches are adult relatives or family friends of the child, who are not always based in the UK. As a result, children may move abroad to be cared for while the council retains responsibility for them.

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Payments

Five questions to ask your international payments provider amid economic uncertainty

Thu 14 May 2020

Economic uncertainty is something every business must be prepared for. Unforeseen events impacting businesses do occur. The COVID-19 pandemic, for example, is a uniquely global crisis, with the virus able to cross borders indiscriminately – disruption is therefore everywhere.

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Payments

Business continuity planning for your payments

Thu 19 Mar 2020

Business continuity planning is not a nice-to-have or a luxury. In an ideal world, you’ll never need to put your plans into place. But as the events of recent weeks have shown, the world is far from ideal...

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Payments

Six international payments challenges facing every FD – and how to solve them

Wed 11 Mar 2020

In this ever-more global marketplace, many growing businesses find themselves managing a rapidly increasing number of international payments. They must take payments from e-commerce customers based almost anywhere; or they have to pay suppliers spread throughout global supply chains; they may even have employees in foreign markets.

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Payments

International payment pitfalls businesses want to leave behind

Tue 01 Oct 2019

For many UK-based companies, whether using suppliers abroad or growing their international workforces, making and receiving international payments has become a regular activity. But a range of payment pain points and knowledge gaps can create serious challenges.

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Payments

How would business payments be impacted if Scotland were to vote for independence?

Wed 07 Aug 2019

If Scotland moves towards independence after Brexit, how will those in the rest of the UK pay people and organisations North of the border? The arrangements may be more complicated than are widely realised, warns EQPay's Andy Brown.

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