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Raising Business Finance: Sectors We Have Supported

Here’s a quick look at some of the business sectors we have supported in raising finance.

October 17, 2017 / Comments Off
Opportunities from Brexit, Trade Credit Insurance & Asset Finance Usage – BFB Epsd 186

Despite confidence levels amongst many small businesses being muted, we open our latest Bulletin with a look at news from Hitachi Capital Business Finance that SMEs are seeing opportunities coming out of Brexit. Also, the latest Lloyds Bank research reveals that confidence is up in terms of production output across the regions. So not all […]

October 14, 2017 / Comments Off
Small Business Commissioner, Starling Bank Mobile Business Account & Working Capital Management – BFB Epsd 185

After a long wait, the government has announced the appointment of the Small Business Commissioner. How will the new Commissioner, Paul Uppal, help small businesses, particularly when it comes to late payment? Starling Bank, the mobile-only bank account provider, has announced the forthcoming launch of its mobile account service for businesses. They are looking for […]

October 7, 2017 / Comments Off
Who’s Getting Finance, Use of FinTech and Consumer Debt Concerns – BFB Epsd 184

We open our Bulletin with our concluding review of the latest SME Finance Monitor report. How many businesses are really getting a ‘yes’ from their bank? That’s one question the report answers and the reply may cause many businesses to re-think their approach. Have you heard the term FinTech? If not, you may be surprised […]

September 30, 2017 / Comments Off
Why SMEs Won’t Borrow, Arbuthnot Latham Bank, and Business Optimism – BFB Epsd 183

Continuing our review of the findings from the latest SME Finance Monitor report, we look at what is holding small businesses back from borrowing. The survey revealed four reasons why businesses feel uncomfortable in taking on debt. Whilst many businesses think that lenders are reluctant to support businesses, one bank is actively looking to assist […]

September 23, 2017 / Comments Off
Small Business Borrowing Appetite, Asset Finance and North West Business Growth Fund – BFB Epsd 182

Is appetite amongst small businesses to borrow money on the wane? According to the latest SME Finance Monitor Report this is the case. We take a look at how more business owners are opting out of taking on debt in favour of pursuing a ‘slow growth or no growth’ strategy. On a more positive note, […]

September 16, 2017 / Comments Off
Late Payment, Small Business Borrowing and Watching Your Credit File – BFB Epsd 181

Late payment is a continual challenge for small businesses and a recent survey carried out by Zurich lays the blame at the door of the larger businesses. We share the findings of this latest research and what you can do to combat suffering from late payers. With many people being uncertain about the current performance […]

September 8, 2017 / Comments Off
Demand for Small Business Borrowing Slips but Success Rates Are Up

The latest ‘Voice of Small Business Index’ from the FSB for Quarter 2 to June 2017, shows that only 14 per cent of small firms applied for external finance in the three months to June. The FSB commented that the low figures are being driven by lower investment intentions and confidence levels on the back […]

August 25, 2017 / Comments Off
How Do Banks Assess Your Finance Request? The CAMPARI Framework – Part 2

Once again, as we’re in the middle of the holiday season, we’re still on our brief break in our usual weekly Bulletins. Following on from last week’s look at “How Do Banks Assess Your Finance Request?”, we now move on to Part 2. As outlined in Part 1, when applying for business finance, it’s useful […]

August 19, 2017 / Comments Off
How a Bridging Loan Helped Save a Business

Have you ever wondered how a Bridging Loan can help a business? Last week we demonstrated exactly how such a finance facility can be used by helping a business secure its future. BLS’ Sue Lewis was approached by an Accountant asking if she could help his client. The business was faced with an uncertain future […]

August 14, 2017 / Comments Off

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