Small Business Finance Survey, Monzo Business Accounts and Finding Finance – BFB 245

We open our latest Bulletin with a look at findings from the annual Small Business Finance Markets survey carried out by the British Business Bank. The report confirms recent reports that small businesses seem reluctant to borrow with all types of finance options seeing flat or slower growth. Good news for business owners from mobile-only […]

February 16, 2019 / Comments Off
Business Optimism, Cambridge & Counties Bank and Property Development Finance – BFB 244

Many of our recent Bulletins have featured doom and gloom sentiments from businesses. We open this week’s Bulletin though with findings from Independent Growth Finance that some businesses are actually feeling positive about their growth prospects. The so-called Challenger Banks which rose up after the Credit Crunch, are now maturing into solid providers of commercial […]

February 9, 2019 / Comments Off
Business Basics Fund, TSB Lending Pledges and Business Borrowing Appetite – BFB 243

When compared to the UK’s country peers, we are not as productivity as other economies. To open this week’s Bulletin, we have news of the launch of the Government’s Business Basics Fund. The fund is open to bids from businesses which have ideas to help close the UK productivity gap but need finance to develop […]

February 1, 2019 / Comments Off
Business Credit Scores, ESME Loans Roll-out and Brexit Stockpiling – BFB 242

Having a Credit Score at the right level is an important factor when seeking finance. To open this week’s Bulletin, we look at recent research from Experian, the credit reference agency, which reveals the area of the UK which has the highest average business Credit Score. Is it your region? From launching a pilot online […]

January 26, 2019 / Comments Off
Lloyds 2019 Lending Plans, Asset Finance Usage and the Prompt Payment Code – BFB 241

We open our latest Bulletin with the announcement from Lloyds as to how much lending it will be committing to UK businesses in 2019. The funding pot will be available to all businesses but with an emphasis on those businesses looking to export for the first time. The Finance and Leasing Association has released up […]

January 18, 2019 / Comments Off
Open Banking Benefits, Late Payment Naming and Shaming and Brexit Planning Advice – BFB 240

To kickstart our first Bulletin of 2019, a look at new research into the benefits of Open Banking. Following its launch 12 months ago, a survey reveals the level of awareness of what Open Banking has to offer and the benefits business owners say it brings. The Small Business Commissioner, in conjunction with Lloyds Bank, […]

January 12, 2019 / Comments Off
Dealing With New Year Cashflow Problems

The start of a New Year can have a negative impact on a company’s cashflow but at least there’s a solution….

January 7, 2019 / Comments Off
Business Loan Services in 2018
December 31, 2018 / Comments Off
Alternative Finance & Institutional Investors, Cost of Late Payment and Open Banking – BFB 239

When the alternative finance providers entered the market to satisfy small businesses demand for finance, it was personal investors who provide the cash. We are now seeing institutional investors taking serious interest in the sector with announcements of tie-ups from Funding Circle and Thin Cats. As well as holding back growth, late payment can have […]

December 15, 2018 / Comments Off
Northern Ireland Growth Finance Fund, Tackling Late Payment and Bank Complaints Process – BFB 238

We start our latest Bulletin with good news for businesses located in Northern Ireland with the announcement of the launch of the Northern Ireland Growth Finance Fund. With three major contributors including the British Business Bank, the fund will support businesses in the region with growth ambitions. It’s 12 months since the Small Business Commissioner […]

December 8, 2018 / Comments Off

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