Entirely Finance https://entirely.media/finance/business-news/ Finance Business News Annual member bonus rates announced by Healthy Investment https://entirely.media/finance/business-news/uk/north-west/manchester/annual-member-bonus-rates-announced-by-healthy-investment8555 Healthy Investment, the mutually owned provider of savings and investments, has announced the bonus rates that will be paid this year to members who hold investments in its with-profits funds. These bonuses are based on the friendly society s performance in 2020. Stuart Anderson Abacus Wealth Services support staff working apart during Covid-19 lockdowns https://entirely.media/finance/business-news/uk/midlands/wolverhampton/abacus-wealth-services-support-staff-working-apart-during-covid-19-lockdowns7150 Colleagues at a leading Brierley Hill financial services company have been supported through the challenges to their mental health of working apart during the COVID-19 lockdown. Chris Leggett Joint venture creates 75 technology jobs in Manchester https://entirely.media/finance/business-news/uk/north-west/manchester/joint-venture-creates-75-technology-jobs-in-manchester2199 SQA Consulting, the business and technology transformation and financial crime prevention anti-money laundering software company, working with ABC TECH Group has established a joint venture company, SQA Consulting SEE in Bosnia and Herzegovina. The new company will create 75 UK-based new jobs. Megan Codling Wigan credit union offers help to financially vulnerable affected by Covid-19 https://entirely.media/finance/business-news/uk/north-west/wigan/wigan-credit-union-offers-help-to-financially-vulnerable-affected-by-covid-191070 Unify Credit Union has increased its borrowing limits to support people who may be struggling as a result of the pandemic and stop them from becoming another statistic. Kirsty Day North East Fund Anticipates More Wearside Investments https://entirely.media/finance/business-news/uk/north-east/sunderland/north-east-fund-anticipates-more-wearside-investments2287 As Sunderland starts to roll out major new regeneration and investment projects transforming the city centre and surrounding areas, the North East Fund is urging Wearside entrepreneurs, local SMEs and those with potential start-up ideas to consider the positive opportunities that may exist by becoming part of the City s rapidly changing landscape. Sheena Griffiths Business owners urged to accelerate sale plans https://entirely.media/finance/business-news/uk/north-west/manchester/business-owners-urged-to-accelerate-sale-plans5851 Entrepreneurs mulling a sale of their business in the next few years should consider accelerating those plans amid a buoyant deals market, says HURST Corporate Finance partner Nigel Barratt. He told north west business leaders that a combination of timely factors has given rise to a bumper increase in mergers and acquisitions activity. Kevin Feddy Accounting firm HURST launches specialist super-deduction team https://entirely.media/finance/business-news/uk/north-west/manchester/accounting-firm-hurst-launches-specialist-super-deduction-team5370 Accounting and business advisory firm HURST has formed a specialist team to advise companies on the super-deduction scheme announced in last month s Budget. HURST s team, led by tax partner Adrian Young, is working with a range of north west businesses to help them navigate the new rules. Kevin Feddy