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Top story: Business failures begin to climb

The number of corporate insolvencies increased by nearly 13 percent from 2015 to 2016 - to a total of 16,502. Read full story

Metro Bank launches commercial banking team

Metro Bank has launched a specialist large commercial banking team focussed on supporting businesses with turnover of more than £10m. Read full story

Leonard Curtis appointed on family-run firm founded in 1820

Insolvency and corporate recovery group Leonard Curtis has been appointed as the administrators of a 180-year-old construction business. Read full story

Personal insolvencies rise for first time in seven years

A total of 90,000 people became insolvent during the full year of 2016, in the first annual increase since 2010. Read full story

Unsecured debt levels in IVAs drop nearly £25,000

Consumers that entered an IVA in 2016 had lower levels of unsecured debt on average, compared to those in 2008, according to research by debt solutions provider TDX Group. Read full story