Barclays PLC plans to launch a range of new Internet-based business services, beginning with a secure purchase-to-payment e-procurement system. Barclays B2B.com will provide a direct channel for the sale and delivery of business and financial services. The service will be targeted at businesses with a turnover of between £5million and £250 million. In addition to the services Barclays itself will offer, third party alliances and links to other trading communities will increase the services available to Barclays portal users.
A report by broking group Marsh examines the repercussions from the administration of the South Korean company, which filed for bankruptcy protection at the end of August.
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A squeeze on skilled talent means it now takes an average of seven weeks to fill open permanent roles in finance in the UK according to new research from financial services recruitment firm Robert Half.
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