In this video exclusive special report, IBTimes UK looks at the challenges businesses have in finding funding, and what alternatives to the banks are available.
The impending arrival of The Duchess of Cambridge's first child is one of the most anticipated royal births in decades.
From June 3-6 heads of state will meet up with business leaders at The Grove Hotel in Watford for Bilderberg, an annual conference amongst the transnational elite that is shrouded in secrecy.
Masters of heavy metal go into the brewing business but first foray lacks wow factor, says Marverine Cole.
Prime Minister David Cameron described the threat in North Africa as 'a global one.'
'Disgraceful…wrongdoers' who have 'no place in the banking industry', that's how Stephen Hester the Chief Exec of Royal Bank of Scotland has labelled the 21 staff who were identified as being involved in rigging the interbank lending rate, LIBOR.
In death, she raised over a million pounds for The Samaritans. In life her aim as she ran last year's London Marathon was to try and beat her personal best of 3 hours 51 minutes and raise a mere £500.
Chaos and uncertainty in Alabama in the United States after a school bus driver is shot dead by a lone gunman who then escaped with a young boy from the bus and is currently holding him hostage.
Third time lucky. South Korea finally launched the rocket it's been trying to get off the ground from its very own soil.
Big bonuses for bankers are being lined up again. And - according to The Financial Times - its state-controlled Royal Bank of Scotland.
Cheers from the people of Timbuktu as a convoy of French and Mali military goes through the town to set up check-points. A triumph for the combined effort of both armies which has effectively kicked Islamist fighters out of the ancient town.
A human rights organisation in Israel has accused its country's military of killing at least 10 Palestinian protestors in the occupied West Bank since 2005, in what they consider the inappropriate use of weapons to control crowds.
He's been on death row for two years, convicted for unspeakable crimes whilst he was Saddam Hussein's deputy.
Spain's has just revealed that unemployment has now topped 26%. To be exact some 6 million people are out of work, meaning Spain ended 2
American female troops in the US have been forbidden from being involved in any jobs like infantry, armour or special operations – basically anything to do with frontline combat.
It's not often you hear the Russians talk about being worried and although he looks much more smiley than concerned here - a furrowed brow sentiment is just what the country's Prime Minister revealed today at the World Economic Forum in Davos.
There are now 29.68 million people in work in Britain according to the new figures released by government body, the Office of National Statistics.
In the 1970s and 80s he was the anchor of the BBC's local news in the North West of England as well as the humorous host of popular entertainment show 'It's A Knockout' , but now Lancashire Police has delivered more news that will further shock
In or out? In or out? Prime Minister David Cameron's said it's time we're asked to make a decision on Europe. In a speech in London he said he knows public disillusionment with the EU is at an all-time high.
Up on charges of possessing illegal firearms, 'malicious mischief and grave threat' in the Philippines, Canadian John Pope was convinced someone was going to kill him.
The numbers of us doing our grocery shop online is soaring and one company that's benefitting from that growth is Ocado.
Lawyers representing a British woman who's been handed the death sentence for drug smuggling by a court in Bali say they will appeal.
Doctors are fighting to save the eyesight of the Bolshoi Ballet's artist director, after he was hurt in an acid attack in Moscow.
Historic allegations of child abuse in London - allegedly involving high profile Conservative Party MPs - are set to be investigated by Scotland Yard.
Up to 20 people are unaccounted in the on-going hostage situation at the gas complex in Algeria which part owned by BP.
It's that time of year when our big retailers release their Christmas trading figures and how well or not they may have done.
A frightening experience for Japanese passengers – having to make a sharp exit from their Dreamliner plane that's had to make an emergency landing.
The lone pilot who died this morning when his helicopter he was flying crashed into a crane in London has been named as Captain Pete Barnes.
Costing around £129 million each, with the ability to carry around 800 people passengers, The Dreamliner's tipped to be the future of commercial aviation, but the Boeing 787 plane has been dogged by no end of technical problems of late.
The lone pilot of a helicopter and one other person have died after the plane crashed into a crane during this morning's foggy rush hour in London. Four more people have been taken to hospital, one is in a critical condition.