Posts Tagged ‘Ratesetter’

How to Improve Your Business Credit Score

Posted on: October 25th, 2017 by blsuser1 No Comments Tags: , , , , , , ,
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Many business owners don’t realise the importance lenders place on their business credit score. Having a strong credit score plays a significant part of the lender’s assessment.

In this video we share 7 tips from Ratesetter Business Finance on how to improve your business credit score.

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Business Finance Options, Ratesetter and TaxAssist, and Bank Lending to SMEs- BFB Epsd 158

Posted on: March 3rd, 2017 by blsuser1 No Comments Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
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We kick-off this week’s Bulletin by sharing a story from a client meeting this week where the business assumed that there would be no funding for them. We look at how many businesses make this mistake and so inadvertently deny themselves the opportunity to grow.

We have news on how TaxAssist Accountants have formed an alliance with Ratesetter, the peer-to-peer lender, to offer clients immediate access to a quick source of working capital and growth finance.

To close the Bulletin, we take our monthly look at how banks are supporting SMEs in terms of loans outstanding. The latest figures from the Bank of England indicate early signs of a shift in attitude amongst small businesses towards borrowing.

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Ratesetter SME Loans, Alternative Finance, Barclays Scotland Fund & Selective Invoice Discounting – BFB Epsd 126

Posted on: June 17th, 2016 by blsuser1 No Comments Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
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In this week’s Business Finance Bulletin news from crowdlender Ratesetter on the formal launch of its small business loan product which, in the pilot stage, has already seen £250m distributed to UK SMEs.

Staying with alternative finance we look at results from Close Bros latest quarterly Business Barometer which reveals that a significant number of businesses believe that alternative finance can help grow their business.

Turning to traditional finance, we have news from Barclays Bank on a new fund to support lending to small businesses in Scotland.

To close we have insights from Max Woodman of Catalyst Finance on how their Selective Invoice Discounting service can help alleviate cashflow problems.

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Business Finance Bulletin Epsd 101: Merchant Cash Advances, Ratesetter, Business Confidence & Business Risks

Posted on: December 10th, 2015 by blsuser1 No Comments Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
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In this episode of the Business Finance Bulletin Rob Warlow looks at a new service launched by credit card services provider Worldpay in partnership with Liberis, supplier of working capital facilities to SMEs. The WorldPay Business Finance package is designed to release funds against future credit and debit card receipts.

There’s news from Ratesetter and how, with support from the British Business Bank, it is looking to increase the level of business loans it’s currently giving to small businesses.

Up to date financial information, a perhaps better said, the lack of it, can have an impact on business growth plans. We look at a report from KPMG which highlights the importance of keeping financial information up to date.

In its latest Business Barometer report Close Bros reveal some mixed messages on business confidence and growth plans.

And in the Business Tip of the Week, one question the bank will ask of themselves when assessing your loan application.

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Business Finance Bulletin Epsd 70: Call for Business Owner TV Stars, Creative Industry Finance, Business Plans

Posted on: April 17th, 2015 by blsuser1 No Comments Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
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In the latest Business Finance Bulletin episode Rob Warlow looks at a new business programme produced by TV production company Liberty Bell who are looking to bring together ordinary investors and businesses owners on the hunt for finance; a case of crowdfunding meets Dragons Den! Could this be for you?

The creative industry has always found it challenging to raise business finance and Rob looks at support being provided by a network of lenders via the Creative Industry Finance network with news that P2P lender Ratesetter has joined the scheme.

Continuing the support theme the Entrepreneurial Spark team has announced that KPMG has joined the network to provide advice to the businesses seeking mentors and guidance.

In the Business Finance Tip of the Week a clip from an interview in which Rob talks about Business Plans and specifically what should be included in the Staff and Management section.

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Business Finance Bulletin Epsd 45: Getting a Bank From No to Yes & How Crowdfunding Works

Posted on: October 10th, 2014 by blsuser1 No Comments Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
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In the latest episode of the Business Finance Bulletin Rob Warlow looks at how the Business Loan Services team recently turned a ‘no’ into a ‘yes’ for a client looking to raise money to purchase another business.

In the crowdfunding sector, news from Ratesetter on the record month they had in September in terms of loans granted; a look at how Funding Circle is powering ahead; and a new milestone set by Seedrs in raising £4m for Chapel Down, a company already publicly listed.

In the Business Finance Tip of the Week, a clip from a seminar Rob presented for the ACCA in which he explains how crowdfunding works.

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Business Finance Bulletin 35: Cashflow Problems, Late Payment Excuses and Business Advice Tips

Posted on: July 18th, 2014 by blsuser1 No Comments Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , ,
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In this week’s Business Finance Bulletin I look at how small businesses continue to suffer from cashflow problems due to late payments. Surveys from the Asset Based Finance Association and BACS reveal the extent to which SMEs are being held back by late payment… find out how.

Poor cashflow has led to businesses falling behind in VAT repayments; with insights from specialist finance lender LDF showing how overdue VAT is on the up, this is one example of the impact of late payment.

In its quest to improve access to advice and finance I have news on the government’s revamp of its Great Business website and of £10m lent by the British Business Bank to Ratesetter for on-lending to individuals.

In the Business Finance Tip of the Week I have a guest tip from Steve White of Thornbury Collection Services on the excuses businesses trot out when they are overdue on payments.

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