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Just one in 10 UK small businesses worried about debt – but concerns linger over future growth

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The FINANCIAL — Vast majority of UK business content with current levels of debt. Profit squeeze seen as biggest barrier to future growth. Third of businesses would not contact their bank if worried about finances, according to Lloyds Bank.…

Lloyd’s published report for creating simpler insurance products in response to coronavirus

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The FINANCIAL — Lloyd’s, the world’s leading specialist insurance and reinsurance market, today published a new report, Building simpler insurance products to better protect customers, which sets out a number of ways the global insurance industry could remove complexity and provide enhanced coverage clarity for their customers. The COVID-19 pandemic has set in motion irreversible…

Majority of world’s population worries that the food and water they ingest would seriously harm them in 2 years

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The FINANCIAL — Billions worldwide worry that they will be seriously harmed by consuming unsafe food and water, and nearly as many expect it to happen to them in the next two years, according to the new Lloyd’s Register Foundation World Risk Poll. More than half of adults surveyed in 142 countries and territories in 2019…

Lloyd’s announces new report on cities at risk from global threats

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The FINANCIAL — Lloyd’s, the world’s leading specialist insurance and reinsurance market, today announced a new report: Cities at risk – Building a resilient future for the world’s urban centres, published in association with Urban Foresight and Newcastle University. Using four global trends, the report analyses the risks affecting cities now, and in the future, and how…