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Tackling Late Payment, Thin Cats Funding and Barclays Brexit Workshops – BFB 246

Posted on: February 23rd, 2019 by blsuser1 No Comments Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
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To start our latest Bulletin, a call from the FSB for the Chancellor to take a tough stance on late payment. With the annual Spring Statement a few weeks away, the FSB is seeking three commitments from the government to tackle late payment.

To support small businesses in need of finance, we have news from the British Business Bank that its subsidiary, British Business Investments, has made £20m available to alternative lender Thin Cats. Could you use a slice of that funding?

No Bulletin would be the same without the mention of that ‘B’ word! To close, an announcement from Barclays that is it to hold a series of Brexit Workshops across the UK in March to help business owners plan ahead.

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British Business Bank SME Support, Funding Circle & Just Eat, and FSB Late Payment Help – BFB Epsd 178

Posted on: July 22nd, 2017 by blsuser1 No Comments Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
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The British Business Bank, which was established to improve small business access to finance, has issued its latest Annual Report. In our latest Bulletin, we take a look at the progress the Bank has made over the last 12 months.

Alternative lenders are being increasingly quirky in how they tap into new markets to offer finance. We look at the news of a link-up between Funding Circle and takeaway app Just Eat which aims to boost takeaway owner’s access to finance.

The Federation of Small Businesses has always championed ways of tackling late payment and so it comes as no surprise that it has launched a service to help small businesses get paid on overdue invoices.

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Business Finance Bulletin Epsd 32: Commercial Finance Expo 2014 Special

Posted on: June 27th, 2014 by blsuser1 No Comments Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
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This is a special edition of the Business Finance Bulletin which was filmed on Wednesday at the 2014 Commercial Finance Expo at the NEC Birmingham.

This annual event is hosted by the National Association of Commercial Finance Brokers and attracts key lenders and commercial finance brokers from across the country.

With the alternative finance scene continually changing I had a chance to chat with the likes of Funding Knight, Lancashire Mortgage Corporation, PensionLedFunding, Pay4 and Funding Circle to find out more about how they are supporting businesses which are in need of finance.

It is good to see that the number of lenders in the market continues to grow so watch this week’s edition to hear what these lenders are up to and how they could possibly help you.

If you want to discuss your particular needs we’d be happy to have a chat – just drop us an email.

I mustn’t forget… a special thanks to BLS team member Steve Taylor for being cameraman for the day!


Business Finance Bulletin Epsd 29: Small Business Finance, Prompting Banks to Lend & Questions Banks Ask

Posted on: June 6th, 2014 by blsuser1 No Comments Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
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In the latest Business Finance Bulletin Rob Warlow takes a look at findings from the SME Finance Monitor which gives an interesting insight into how small businesses are financing themselves. News from the European Central Bank (ECB) on negative interest rates… so how does that work?

And a look at how alternative lender Shawbrook have moved into profit for the first time which is a sign of a maturing of the alternative finance market.

In the Tip of the Week, a clip taken from a Kevin Green Business and Property Training event, Rob shares one question banks ask of themselves when reviewing a business finance request.


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