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Alternative Finance Evolves, Prompt Payment Code Takes Action and Bank Sector Appetite – BFB 276

Rising out of the ashes of the credit crunch the alternative finance providers moved in to fill the gap left by the banks. To open this Bulletin, we look at how the alternative lenders are evolving with Iwoca announcing a milestone in lending and Nucleus Commercial Finance improving its loan repayment term. Managing late payment […]

November 11, 2019 / Comments Off
Business Banking Resolution Service, Experian Commercial Acumen and MarketInvoice – BFB 275

Opening this week’s Business Finance Bulletin, news of the soft launch of the Business Banking Resolution Service. Designed to support businesses which are unable to complain about banking service to the Financial Ombudsmen Service, the BBRS are looking for businesses to support its pilot phase. Gathering the paperwork required by banks to review a borrowing […]

November 4, 2019 / Comments Off
Company Administrations, Asset Finance Slowdown and TSB Free Banking – BFB 274

We open this week’s Bulletin with a look at analysis from KMPG which reveals a jump in company Administrations in the third quarter of this year. Reflecting pressures being felt in the economy the increase is not a good sign for the remainder of this year. Following a strong growth in 2019, the Asset Finance […]

October 28, 2019 / Comments Off
Cashflow Pressures, Managing Cashflow and Cost-Cutting Focus – BFB 273

In these uncertain times there’s increasing evidence that many businesses are suffering from increased cashflow pressures. We open our latest Bulletin reviewing a new survey from Hitachi Capital Business Finance which reveals the impact poor cashflow is having on businesses. Staying with the theme of cashflow, MarketInvoice the online invoice discounting platform, finds that too […]

October 21, 2019 / Comments Off
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

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