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Finance Guidance Portal, Iwoca Business Loans and Asset Finance Usage – BFB 219

When searching for finance many business owners don’t know where to start looking. To help bridge the information gap the British Business Bank has launched a finance knowledge website. We open our Bulletin by looking at how the portal can help guide business owners to the right source of finance. Iwoca has been known as […]

June 16, 2018 / Comments Off
CCJs on the Rise, Revolut Connect and Business Optimism and Challenges – BFB 218

A sign of the times perhaps, but TrustOnline, the place to check whether individuals or businesses have County Court Judgments registered, has reported a Quarter One increase in CCJs. We open the latest Bulletin by looking at the results and what the increases mean. Innovation continues apace among the mobile-only banking providers. We have news […]

June 9, 2018 / Comments Off
Working Capital Increases, Barclays Northern Powerhouse Growth Fund & Business Confidence – BFB 217

Working capital is the life-blood of a growing business and yet having too much cash tied up can be detrimental. We open our latest Bulletin by reviewing the latest Working Capital Index survey from Lloyds Bank which reveals a disproportionate increase in working capital compared to sales over the past 12 months. Banks continue to […]

June 1, 2018 / Comments Off
Changing Face of Banking, Cambridge & Counties Bank, Lloyds Hinkley Point Fund – BFB 216

Change affects all industries and that doesn’t exclude banking. We open our latest Bulletin with a look at a new report from UK Finance and EY which highlights the rise in mobile banking and what the future holds. One of the aims of the British Business Bank is to support so called Challenger Banks with […]

May 26, 2018 / Comments Off
Cambridge & Counties Bank, Lloyds Clean Growth Fund and Business Confidence – BFB 215

Following the credit crunch, a host of so called Challenger banks emerged to fill the gap left by the High Street banks. One such challenger is Cambridge and Counties Bank. We look at how the bank has supported growing businesses and the range of products and services it offers small business owners. Lloyds Bank has […]

May 18, 2018 / Comments Off
Late Payment Impact, Business Borrowing Experience, and PayPal Working Capital Facility – BFB 214

How does late payment affect small business owners? That’s a question posed by The Prompt Payment Directory in its annual late payment survey. The report reveals that many small business owners personally suffer when payments are delayed. Findings from a new FSB study highlight that some small businesses still struggle when it comes to raising […]

May 12, 2018 / Comments Off
Barclays Green Trade Loan, Business Insolvencies and Xero on Late Payments – BFB Epsd 213

To open our latest Bulletin, news of how businesses involved in sustainable activities can now benefit from a tailored finance solution offered by Barclays Bank. The Green Trade Loan is aimed at supporting environmentally-focused businesses in need of working capital. Turning to more sobering news, we review first quarter figures released by The Insolvency Service […]

May 5, 2018 / Comments Off
Equity Finance, Bad Debts Increase and Cyber Crime Awareness – BFB Epsd 212

A seeming reluctance among some small businesses to borrow money has extended to the equity finance world. We open our latest Bulletin with a review carried out by Beauhurst of equity finance transactions undertaken in the first quarter of 2018. The figures reveal a downturn in activity compared to the previous quarter. Creditsafe, the credit […]

April 28, 2018 / Comments Off
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

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