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SME Finance Charter, Just Cashflow Flexible Finance and Bad Debt Insurance – BFB 272

The first meeting of the recently formed Business Finance Council has released a 5-point SME Finance Charter. The Council was established to ensure a smooth flow of finance post-Brexit but will the promises to support small businesses be merely words? Flexible finance provider Just Cashflow has announced modifications to its product range. The changes will […]

October 13, 2019 / Comments Off
Are We in a Recession? Franchise Funding and Smart Funding with Hitachi Capital – BFB 271

Are we in a recession? That’s question on many business owners and commentator’s minds. Based on the findings from a host of recent surveys and our client’s feedback, it certainly feels like it for many sectors. What can you do to keep on track? One type of business model that continues to do well are […]

October 7, 2019 / Comments Off
Fraud Prevention, Brexit Preparation Support and Starling Bank Online Portal – BFB 270

Banking fraud continues to be on the rise. To open this Bulletin, we share findings from UK Finance on the level of frauds reported in the first half of 2019. From the perspective of businesses, we look at how you can avoid being the victim of Authorised Push Payment scams. With Brexit inching ever closer, […]

September 30, 2019 / Comments Off
Small Business Borrowing, The Business Finance Council and ESME Loans – BFB 269

Opening our latest Business Finance Bulletin, we take a look at the new report from the SME Finance Monitor team. Among the findings about small business owner’s attitudes to borrowing we look at how more businesses are turning to external finance. What’s driving this move? With the government continuing to ramp up its Brexit planning, […]

September 23, 2019 / Comments Off
Younger Businesses Shunning High Street Banks

The finance market is ever-changing particularly among younger, more modern businesses who are shunning the traditional High Street banks in favour of alternative finance providers. This the finding of survey of 512 small businesses carried out by ThinCats, a fintech lender to mid-sized SMEs. The survey found that of businesses less than ten years old, […]

August 20, 2019 / Comments Off
Solving Summer Cashflow Blues

Summer time can hit cashflow hard. Here’s a solution to even out your summer cashflow blues. A Short Term loan can solve a temporary cashflow blip.

August 16, 2019 / Comments Off
Planning for No-Deal Brexit, Financial Mistakes and Starling Bank Business Accounts – BFB 268

To open our latest Bulletin, with the new a Prime Minister prepared to enter into a No-Deal Brexit, what impact could this have on raising finance? We look at how some lenders are already starting to tighten their lending criteria. What can you do to prepare? A survey from Hitachi Capital reveals the mistakes business […]

July 27, 2019 / Comments Off
British Business Bank Support, Prompt Payment Code Suspensions and Open Banking – BFB 267

To start our latest Business Finance Bulletin, we look at how the British Business Bank continues to support small businesses in need of finance. Their 2019 Annual Report sets out how they are improving access to finance in all regions across the UK. With late payment being an ever-present feature of managing a small business, […]

July 20, 2019 / Comments Off
Barriers to Growth, HSBC Green Finance Products and Asset Finance Sector Performance – BFB 266

Whilst you may have ambitions to grow your business there are often barriers put in your way. What are the barriers which businesses face? That’s a question asked by Hitachi Capital in their latest Business Barometer survey series. Do you experience any of these barriers? Becoming a more sustainable business is increasingly appearing on business […]

July 13, 2019 / Comments Off
Impact of Late Payment, Nat West Rapid Cash Launch and Borrowing Appetite – BFB 265

As well as being a barrier to growth, late payment has other negative knock-on implications. To open this Bulletin we take a look at the findings of a survey carried out by Xero and PayPal which reveals that the victims of late payment find themselves unable to pay their own suppliers. One way of speeding […]

July 6, 2019 / Comments Off

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