British Business Bank Innovation Fund, Barclays Green Loans and Business Confidence – BFB 254

Innovative and high growth firms can find obtaining finance from High Street banks challenging. Ahead of exiting the EU, and to ensure smooth access to finance, the British Business Bank has announced a new fund to help high growth businesses. A new survey from Barclays Bank has revealed that consumers are searching out firms with […]

April 20, 2019 / Comments Off
Business Finance Bulletin Podcast Now on Spotify

You can now listen to the podcast version of our weekly Business Finance Bulletin on Spotify. As well as the latest episode you will also find previous podcasts going back 100 episodes. That should keep you busy! Here’s the link to our Show Page… We hope you enjoy listening to the latest small business finance […]

April 15, 2019 / Comments Off
Late Payment Call Out, Starling and FreeAgent Partnership and Asset Finance Sector Volumes – BFB 253

It has taken a while since the formation of the Small Business Commissioner office for them to name and shame a late payment offender, but the Commissioner has finally called out a well-known name. With the Commissioner’s focus on tackling late payment, will naming and shaming have an impact on other offenders? Administrative tasks are […]

April 13, 2019 / Comments Off
Raising Business Finance: Planning Ahead

Businesses are accumulating cash due to political and economic uncertainty. Are you ready for when that money is released and hits the market?

April 11, 2019 / Comments Off
Brexit Opportunities, Benefits of Making Tax Digital and Awareness of Non-Bank Finance – BFB 252

Despite an increase in the level of uncertainty among small business owners, primarily caused by Brexit, there are some who are feeling more positive about the future. We open this Bulletin with findings from a survey of fast growth businesses which reveals the opportunities they feel Brexit will bring. The start of April 2019 heralds […]

April 6, 2019 / Comments Off
Invoice Fraud Awareness, Barclays Brexit Fund and Assetz Capital Commercial Mortgages – BFB 251

After featuring the rise in occurrences of invoice fraud only two Bulletins ago, we open our latest episode with findings from a new survey which demonstrates how this fraud is now grabbing headlines. The UK Finance survey reveals a high lack of awareness of this fraud and how it works. Could you spot whether your […]

March 30, 2019 / Comments Off
Boost Capital and Open Banking, Checking Your Credit Score and Asset Finance Growth – BFB 250

The term Open Banking may still be a mystery to many people, but more lenders are beginning to adopt the technology and benefits it brings. We open our latest Bulletin with news that Boost Capital, the short term business finance provider, has embraced Open Banking to speed up the processing of finance applications. New research […]

March 23, 2019 / Comments Off
Avoiding Invoice Scams, Government Tackling Late Payment, and Business Banking Hubs – BFB 249

To start this week’s Business Finance Bulletin, we look at findings from a Barclays Bank survey which reveals that more small businesses are falling victim to invoice scams. With this type of fraud on the rise, what can you do to protect yourself? In his Spring Statement, Chancellor Philip Hammond has listened to calls from […]

March 16, 2019 / Comments Off
RBS Account Switching Incentive, PayPal Business Loans and SME Growth Priorities – BFB 248

We open our latest Bulletin with news of another tranche of money released as part of the RBS bailout package. Designed to improve competition in the small business banking market, eleven banks have the opportunity to incentivise small business owners to switch from RBS. Paypal may not immediately jump to mind as being an alternative […]

March 9, 2019 / Comments Off
Robert Owen Community Bank, Finance Innovation and Brexit Finance – BFB 247

The Enterprise Finance Guarantee Scheme has been a successful programme to help businesses access finance when they have no security. To open our latest Bulletin, news that ethical lender Robert Owen Community Banking Fund has joined the list of lenders offering access to business finance via EFG. Following the government’s bailout of RBS in the […]

March 2, 2019 / Comments Off

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