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Open Banking Benefits, Late Payment Naming and Shaming and Brexit Planning Advice – BFB 240

To kickstart our first Bulletin of 2019, a look at new research into the benefits of Open Banking. Following its launch 12 months ago, a survey reveals the level of awareness of what Open Banking has to offer and the benefits business owners say it brings. The Small Business Commissioner, in conjunction with Lloyds Bank, […]

January 12, 2019 / Comments Off
Dealing With New Year Cashflow Problems

The start of a New Year can have a negative impact on a company’s cashflow but at least there’s a solution….

January 7, 2019 / Comments Off
Business Loan Services in 2018
December 31, 2018 / Comments Off
Alternative Finance & Institutional Investors, Cost of Late Payment and Open Banking – BFB 239

When the alternative finance providers entered the market to satisfy small businesses demand for finance, it was personal investors who provide the cash. We are now seeing institutional investors taking serious interest in the sector with announcements of tie-ups from Funding Circle and Thin Cats. As well as holding back growth, late payment can have […]

December 15, 2018 / Comments Off
Northern Ireland Growth Finance Fund, Tackling Late Payment and Bank Complaints Process – BFB 238

We start our latest Bulletin with good news for businesses located in Northern Ireland with the announcement of the launch of the Northern Ireland Growth Finance Fund. With three major contributors including the British Business Bank, the fund will support businesses in the region with growth ambitions. It’s 12 months since the Small Business Commissioner […]

December 8, 2018 / Comments Off
Funding Circle Boost, Business Borrowing Appetite and Alternative Finance Growth – BFB 237

To open this edition, we look at the announcement from Funding Circle, the business peer-to-peer lender, that the British Business Bank is to provide £150m for on-lending to UK small businesses. This second tranche of from the bank is set to support approximately 2,000 businesses. The latest figures from UK Finance, the banking industry’s trade […]

December 1, 2018 / Comments Off
Seasonal Cashflow Tips, Finance Support for Asset Finance Lender & Asset Finance Statistics – BFB 236

With the traditional year-end slowdown fast approaching, if you haven’t done so already, now is the time to start assessing the impact on your cashflow. How can you avoid hitting a cash crunch? The British Business Bank has announced support to another niche lender providing Asset Finance facilities to growing businesses. We look at how […]

November 24, 2018 / Comments Off
Just Cashflow Export Advice, Barclays Mobile Invoicing and Starling Bank, Post Office Tie Up – BFB 235

With a drive to boost the number of businesses exporting, a survey from alternative finance provider Just Cashflow has revealed a lack of knowledge is holding businesses back from taking the export leap. To close the gap, we look at an announcement from Just Cashflow of an initiative to support businesses wishing to export. Administration […]

November 17, 2018 / Comments Off
Access to Finance, Nat West Mobile-Only Service, and Self Employed Debt Levels – BFB 234

A new report from the Federation of Small Businesses has highlighted concerns that growth is being held back by restricted access to finance. Is that the case or is there something else going on? We look at the announcement from Nat West of the launch of Mettle, its new mobile-only banking service. Operating as a […]

November 10, 2018 / Comments Off
Budget Finance Boost, Iwoca Lloyds & Open Banking, Company Insolvencies – BFB 233

With the 2018 Budget behind us we open this Bulletin by looking at finance-specific measures. The British Business Bank, the home to the government finance raising schemes, received several boosts from the Chancellor with the aim of securing business access to finance, particularly post-Brexit. Earlier in 2018 we looked at the launch of Open Banking […]

November 3, 2018 / Comments Off

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