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Open Banking, Barclays Small Business Finance and Accessing Asset Finance – BFB 223

At the beginning of 2018, Open Banking was launched. Designed to improve access to finance by streamlining the application process, Liberis, an alternative finance provider, has announced its first use of Open Banking technology to renew one of its client’s borrowing facilities. The banking revolution is now underway. Barclays Bank has announced two new initiatives […]

July 14, 2018 / Comments Off
Business Borrowing Apathy, Business Confidence and Equity Finance – BFB 222

We open our latest Bulletin with findings from a new survey undertaken by the British Chamber of Commerce which reveals that businesses continue to shun debt. Other than taking on finance to support day-to-day cashflow, the report highlights how businesses are becoming apathetic towards debt, particularly for medium to long-term investment. The key reason for […]

July 7, 2018 / Comments Off
Franchise Finance, Business Borrowing Levels, Business Savings Accounts – BFB 221

Buying a franchise is a way of minimising the risk when starting a business. However, funding the purchase can be a challenge. To open our latest Bulletin, we look at news that Hitachi Capital has acquired Franchise Finance Ltd which provides hands-on support to people looking to buy into a franchise. Continuing a trend emerging […]

June 30, 2018 / Comments Off
Angel Investors, Funding Circle’s Impact and Business Borrowing Appetite – BFB 220

Accessing finance via Angel investors is one source of growth finance. Who are these investors and what do they look for when taking a stake in a business? To open this Bulletin, we look at the latest annual Angel investor review undertaken by the British Business Bank and the UK Business Angels Association. Since its […]

June 23, 2018 / Comments Off
Capital Expenditure: Cash or Finance?

When it comes to capital expenditure, should you fund it via cash or finance?

June 21, 2018 / Comments Off
Finance Guidance Portal, Iwoca Business Loans and Asset Finance Usage – BFB 219

When searching for finance many business owners don’t know where to start looking. To help bridge the information gap the British Business Bank has launched a finance knowledge website. We open our Bulletin by looking at how the portal can help guide business owners to the right source of finance. Iwoca has been known as […]

June 16, 2018 / Comments Off
CCJs on the Rise, Revolut Connect and Business Optimism and Challenges – BFB 218

A sign of the times perhaps, but TrustOnline, the place to check whether individuals or businesses have County Court Judgments registered, has reported a Quarter One increase in CCJs. We open the latest Bulletin by looking at the results and what the increases mean. Innovation continues apace among the mobile-only banking providers. We have news […]

June 9, 2018 / Comments Off
Working Capital Increases, Barclays Northern Powerhouse Growth Fund & Business Confidence – BFB 217

Working capital is the life-blood of a growing business and yet having too much cash tied up can be detrimental. We open our latest Bulletin by reviewing the latest Working Capital Index survey from Lloyds Bank which reveals a disproportionate increase in working capital compared to sales over the past 12 months. Banks continue to […]

June 1, 2018 / Comments Off
Changing Face of Banking, Cambridge & Counties Bank, Lloyds Hinkley Point Fund – BFB 216

Change affects all industries and that doesn’t exclude banking. We open our latest Bulletin with a look at a new report from UK Finance and EY which highlights the rise in mobile banking and what the future holds. One of the aims of the British Business Bank is to support so called Challenger Banks with […]

May 26, 2018 / Comments Off

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