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
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

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