Funding Circle Business Champion Programme, CountingUp Business Account & Business Confidence – BFB Epsd 211

To open our latest Bulletin, we share the great news that Funding Circle has invited BLS to join its Business Champion Programme. This is in recognition of the quality introductions we have made to them, adherence to their guidelines and our knowledge of the marketplace. So how will our inclusion to the Programme benefit our […]

April 23, 2018 / Comments Off
BLS Joins Funding Circle’s Business Champion Programme

We’re delighted to share the news that Funding Circle, the UK’s leading debt crowdfunding platform, has formally invited Business Loan Services to join their Business Champion Programme. The Programme is only opened to selected Finance Brokers and our inclusion to this exclusive group is a recognition of the high-quality clients we have introduced to Funding […]

April 18, 2018 / Comments Off
Government Late Payment Consultation, MarketInvoice on Nat West Panel and Asset Finance Growth – BFB Epsd 210

Following the announcement in the Chancellor’s Spring Statement that the government is looking at ways of tackling late payment, it has announced the launch of a consultation paper. The government is looking for input on its plans to address late payment amongst businesses awarded government contracts. Do you have any thoughts? Where it can’t assist, […]

April 14, 2018 / Comments Off
Financial Implications of a Cyber Attack, Starling Bank Business Account & Crowdcube Campaign – BFB Epsd 209

Cyber-attacks and cyber security never seem far from the headlines these days. If you were hit, what would be the financial implication for your business and could you withstand the impact? That’s a question posed by Lloyds Bank in a recent survey. What can you do to protect yourself? One way includes checking your IT […]

April 7, 2018 / Comments Off
Revolut Bank, British Business Bank Support and Business Confidence – BFB Epsd 208

To start our latest Business Finance Bulletin, news from Revolut Bank, an internet and mobile-only bank which we have not featured before. Revolut has announced forthcoming enhancements to its service offering which will provide wider benefits to its 16,000 business customers. The British Business Bank, the government’s home for its finance programmes, has supported two […]

March 31, 2018 / Comments Off
Reluctance to Borrow, Governance and Payment Practices Review and Asset Finance – BFB Epsd 207

Are small businesses increasingly reluctant to borrow? According to findings in the latest SME Finance Monitor Report that appears to be the case. What are the factors holding businesses back from approaching lenders? Following the Carillion liquidation, concerns continue to be expressed about how larger businesses deal with their smaller counterparts. Is there a failure […]

March 23, 2018 / Comments Off
Rise in CCJs, Starling Bank Embraces Open Banking and Start Up Finance – BFB Epsd 206

According to the Registry Trust, 2017 saw a significant jump in the number of County Court Judgments registered. Is this a sign of toughening economic conditions or businesses being more aggressive when it comes to tackling overdue payments? Since its launch in January, Open Banking has been gathering support primarily amongst the smaller, so called […]

March 17, 2018 / Comments Off
Increase in Insolvencies, Small Business Funding Support and Credit Checks – BFB Epsd 205

Following a recent spate of high-profile company administrations, we open this Bulletin discussing the Euler Hermes Global Insolvencies Index which has revealed how in 2018 the UK is set to witness the second largest global increase in insolvencies. When linked with the latest bank lending figures, it looks like 2018 is turning out to be […]

March 10, 2018 / Comments Off
Borrowing to Grow, Barclays Midlands Growth Fund and Start Up Support from Nat West – BFB Epsd 204

What would you do if you were able to borrow money for your business? This is a question posed by Liberis, the short-term cashflow lender, when it spoke to 200 small businesses. As well as revealing how funds would be spent, the survey also discovered how many small businesses are still confused about where to […]

March 2, 2018 / Comments Off
Sources of Finance, Open Banking in Action and Filing Accounts Late – BFB Epsd 203

To open the latest Business Finance Bulletin, we review the recently released Small Business Finance Markets report. Issued annually by the British Business Bank the report shares the bank’s findings on small business owner’s attitudes and experiences when it comes to raising finance. The statistics reveal one startling fact about how businesses view the act […]

February 24, 2018 / Comments Off

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