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If you've not yet made use of the information on our web site take a look at the background information provided on:

While making use of the information above you will at times want to conduct more detailed research for your particular personal or company circumstances. The web sites below provide further information that may provide useful.

The Bank of England

You can use this site to monitor the current base rate for lending and official news releases for the UK.

www.bankofengland.co.uk

The Federal Reserve Bank of New York

You can use this site to monitor the current US base rate for lending and official news releases for the US.

www.newyorkfed.org

The European Central Bank

You can use this site to monitor the current ECB base rate for lending and official news releases for the European Union.

www.ecb.int

Companies House (UK)

The Companies House web site allows you to save time and expense by filing your own companies official returns online. It is also a starting point to obtain information about UK companies when assessing your clients (see Client credit risk assessment - Who do you think you are dealing with?).

www.companieshouse.co.uk

The Insolvency Service (UK)

The official UK government service to manage insolvency proceedings, also the place to research the legal detail for insolvency issues including the differences in law that exist between England and Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.

Her Majesty's Courts Service (UK)

HMCS is an executive agency of the Ministry of Justice with a remit to deliver justice effectively and efficiently to the public. The HMCS is responsible for managing the magistrates' courts, the Crown Court, county courts, the High Court and Court of Appeal in England and Wales. The web site provides specific information on a wide range of legal topics arranged in alphabetical order on this page.

www.hmcourts-service.gov.uk