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Prompt Payment Code, Rise in Invoice Discounting & Tax Return Information – BFB Epsd 176

Posted on: July 8th, 2017 by blsuser1 No Comments Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
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The government is keen to be seen to be playing its part in tackling late payment and we start this Bulletin with an announcement that a large number of government’s key suppliers have signed up to the Prompt Payment Code.

With banks increasingly reluctant to hand out overdrafts, how are businesses managing cashflow? It seems the gap is being filled by businesses increasingly turning to invoice discounting. We look at the latest figures which confirm the switch to this alternative source of finance.

Lenders seem to want to see mountain of paperwork when they are reviewing your finance request. One request is sight of your Tax Returns but want exactly do they want? To close this episode, we go through the three pieces of information lenders want to see.

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Xero Access to Finance Support, Export Advice and Being Finance Ready – BFB Epsd 161

Posted on: March 24th, 2017 by blsuser1 No Comments Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
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In this edition of the Business Finance Bulletin we look at how the accounting software provider Xero is making access to finance easier by integrating with MarketInvoice, DueCourse and Iwoca. Another step forward for businesses in need of quick access to cash.

Brexit has opened business owner’s minds to the opportunities created via exporting. A new survey by the Federation of Small Businesses has revealed the top 3 export priorities but if you’re new to exporting, where do you go for advice and support. We look at three sources you can tap into.

The deal of a lifetime can present itself but often the opportunity is missed because you can’t arrange finance quick enough. To avoid that happening we have three actions you can take to ensure you are finance-ready.

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Business Growth & Cashflow, RBS Online Loans, MarketInvoice Pro – BFB Epsd 156

Posted on: February 17th, 2017 by blsuser1 No Comments Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
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If you have plans to grow your business, don’t underestimate the vital role cashflow has to play. Fresh from delivering a workshop on financing growth for business growth specialist Gavin Preston, BLS’s Rob Warlow shares the importance of managing cashflow when you’re going for growth… an important lightbulb moment for those attending the session.

The banks are starting to learn from the alternative finance players with news from RBS/Nat West that they are launching an online platform where new and existing customers can apply for loans up to £150,000.

Marketinvoice, the online invoice discounting platform, has announced an enhancement to its service with Marketinvoice Pro which will allow frequent users more flexibility in accessing funds.

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SME Lending, Who’s Borrowing, Late Payment & Business Confidence – Business Finance Bulletin Epsd 111

Posted on: March 4th, 2016 by blsuser1 No Comments Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
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In this episode of the Business Finance Bulletin a look at the latest statistics from the Bank of England which reveals the current level of borrowing by UK SMEs.

Also a review of the key findings from the recent SME Finance Monitor Report which includes how many businesses are using external sources of finance, the type of SMEs accessing such finance and the number of businesses who are not borrowing at all.

Marketinvoice, the online invoice discounter, has taken a look at late payment experiences across 80 countries and the results indicate that we have a lot of work to do in the UK to speed up payment.

Are you planning to grow or change your business within the next three months? That’s the question posed to 1,021 businesses by Hitachi Capital as part of its regular British Business Barometer Report and the answer reveals that SMEs are now more cautious than before.

And in the Business Finance Tip of the Week a signpost to a recently posted video which shows you how to calculate and use the Creditor Payment Ratio.

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Business Finance Bulletin Epsd 104: Marketinvoice, Business Confidence and Recommending Banks

Posted on: January 15th, 2016 by blsuser1 No Comments Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
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In this week’s episode of the Business Finance Bulletin Rob Warlow looks at the progress online invoice discounter Marketinvoice made during 2015 and their aims for 2016.

In the latest quarterly Red Flag Alert report insolvency firm Begbies Traynor reveals findings that an increasing number of firms are in financial distress and confidence levels in 2016 are on the wane. Rob looks at the reasons behind this dip in business confidence.

Would you recommend your bank? Rob looks at a new survey which finds that an increasing number of businesses are willing to do so. But who are these businesses?

In the Business Finance Tip of the Week, a look at why your bank would insist on reviewing your personal financial circumstances when extending finance to your business.

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Business Finance Bulletin Episode 82: Property Development Funding, Savings, Alternative Finance & Market Disruption

Posted on: July 10th, 2015 by blsuser1 No Comments Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
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In the latest Business Finance Bulletin episode Business Loan Services’ Rob Warlow looks at the new government £100m Housing Growth Partnership scheme launched in conjunction with Lloyds Bank. The scheme is designed to boost house building via improving access to finance.

It’s surprising the number of businesses which are holding large amounts of surplus cash according to a survey by challenger bank Hampshire Trust Bank. Are you one of them and could you be earning a better return?

Rob looks at the announcement from Sage, the accounting software provider, of its tie up with Market Invoice and Funding Circle to provide clients with access to alternative sources of finance.

Staying with alternative funding Rob shares news of crowdfunding platform Funding Empire having new majority shareholders which signals growth for this platform.
And in the Business Finance Tip of The Week Rob looks at market disruptors and crowdfunding.

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Business Finance Bulletin No 51: The Rise in Crowdfunding, Banking Review, and SME Worries

Posted on: November 21st, 2014 by blsuser1 No Comments Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
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In the latest Business Finance Bulletin Rob Warlow looks at a report from Aldermore Bank on the UK business savings account market.

Rob looks at the news from online invoice trader Market Invoice of its partnership with the Greater Manchester Combined Authorities to help Manchester-based business release cash tied up in invoices.

This week’s Bulletin was filmed in North Wales and Rob outlines a seminar he is running for members of the ACCA, the accountancy body.

Rob also discusses a report from Barclays and Business Growth Fund on the rise in the number of UK businesses.
And in the Business Finance Tip of the Week Rob shares a tip he overheard whilst standing on a railway station.

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Business Finance Bulletin No 48: Types of Business Finance, Late Payment, Crowdfunding & Business Plans

Posted on: October 31st, 2014 by blsuser1 No Comments Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
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In the latest Business Finance Bulletin Rob Warlow looks at a recent survey from Hilton Baird Financial Solutions examining the different sources of finance businesses are using today.

The Prompt Payment Code was designed to encourage businesses to treat suppliers fairly and minimise late payment but it could work better and Rob looks at a new Advisory Body set up to improve standards.

Sticking with late payment, a survey from Lovetts, a commercial debt litigator reveals that the amounts outstanding to businesses is on the rise. Watch your cashflow!

Awareness of crowdfunding is on the rise and Rob has news from the Chamber of Commerce of a series of roadshows being run in conjunction with crowdlender ArchOver designed to inform business owners about the options available to them.

Rob also has news that PWC have tied up with MarketInvoice to offer invoice discounting solutions to its clients and in the Business Finance Tip of the Week a look at why business owners hate writing Business Plans!

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