New Company Formations, Metro Bank and Short Term Business Loans- BFB Epsd 152

According to the Centre for Entrepreneurs new company formations are at an all-time high. In this episode of the Business Finance Bulletin we look at the numbers and where the entrepreneurial hotspots are. Metro Bank, one of the so-called challenger banks, has committed to helping more small businesses in 2017 with funds to support growth. […]

January 20, 2017 / Comments Off
Cashflow Problems? A Short Term Business Loan May be the Answer

For many businesses, certain times of the year can be a struggle when it comes to juggling cashflow; you may be a seasonal business, you have a growing list of overdue invoices and to cap it all you may be faced with your quarterly VAT bill or personal and business tax. What can you do? […]

January 17, 2017 / Comments Off
Funding Circle Investment, SME Borrowing Appetite and Business Confidence in 2017- BFB Epsd 151

In the latest Business Finance Bulletin we start by looking at news from Funding Circle of £40m from the British Business Bank to invest in business loans alongside private investors. In addition to this there’s news of £82 million raised to support Funding Circle’s growth plans. How hungry are small businesses to borrow money in […]

January 13, 2017 / Comments Off
Barclays Borrowing App, Bank Lending to SMEs and Borrowing from Family & Friends – BFB Epsd 150

We start this latest Business Finance Bulletin by reviewing the launch of a new mobile banking service from Barclays which will allow its small business clients to apply for finance and, if accepted, receive funds within one hour. We take our regular look at what the High Street banks are doing in terms of money […]

January 6, 2017 / Comments Off
Thanks and Have a Happy New Year

As 2016 closes and a New Year starts, just a quick note to say thanks for your support over the last 12 months. Thanks from all of the BLS team, especially to those businesses which entrusted us in raising finance to help achieve their growth plans… it was was a pleasure to assist you. It’s […]

December 31, 2016 / Comments Off
Asset Finance & Bank Lending, Business Confidence and Late Payment – BFB Epsd 149

In this Bulletin, we kick off with our monthly round-up of how lenders are supporting businesses in terms of accessing finance. We look at the latest figures from the Asset Based Finance Association which reveal record business being written by the asset finance sector and levels of support given by the traditional High Street banks. […]

December 16, 2016 / Comments Off
The Alternative Business Finance Bulletin – Triple Whammy Cashflow Crisis and Personal Guarantees

Due to illness, BLS’s Rob Warlow has been unable to prepare his weekly video Bulletin, so this week, a text-only version. A Triple Whammy Cashflow Crunch Whilst this time of year is the season of joyful celebration, for some business owners it can be a stressful time when it comes to juggling and managing cashflow. […]

December 9, 2016 / Comments Off
Autumn Statement, Business Confidence and Regional Funding with Market Invoice- BFB Epsd 148

The recent Autumn Statement saw the Chancellor announcing two initiatives to assist growing businesses. In this Business Finance Bulletin, we look at support the Chancellor is giving to boost exports and of the additional funding granted to the British Business Bank for businesses in search of equity finance. New research carried out by Axa Business […]

December 2, 2016 / Comments Off
Asset Finance Boom, Stock and Cashflow, and More to do on Late Payment – BFB Epsd 147

Whilst bank lending to businesses is slowly on the up, in this Business Finance Bulletin we look at the latest statistics from the Finance and Leasing Association which reveal that the Asset Finance sector is on a roll. Carrying too much stock can tie up cashflow which can be better employed within the business. We […]

November 25, 2016 / Comments Off
Business Growth Fund Investments, Retail Sector Late Payers, & Cashflow Forecasts – BFB Epsd 146

As the Business Growth Fund celebrates its 5th birthday, in this episode of the Business Finance Bulletin, we look at the level of support it has been giving growing businesses in need of finance. Late payment affects many small businesses, but a new report from Ormsby Street sheds light on which business is the worst […]

November 18, 2016 / Comments Off

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