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Bounce Back Loans and CBILS Update, Business Pressures and Trade Credit Insurance – BFB 299

Posted on: May 18th, 2020 by blsuser1 No Comments Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
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Kick starting the latest Business Finance Bulletin we take our regular look at Bounce Back loans and CBILS progress. The Bounce Back loans have proved to be popular, but some concerns remain among businesses still struggling to access the Scheme.

Aldermore Bank have surveyed businesses to understand the impact the lockdown has had on business sales. However, the survey reveals that businesses have taken bold and swift steps to safeguard their future.

Closing the Bulletin, looking ahead to post-lockdown the government has pledged support to the Trade Credit Insurance sector. The support package will ensure firms can confidently continue offering credit terms.

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CBILS Progress Update, Bounce Back Loans Launched and Business Changes – BFB 298

Posted on: May 11th, 2020 by blsuser1 No Comments Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,
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Opening this week’s Bulletin, we take our regular look at how the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme is performing and how the approval rate is on the rise.

The Bounce Back Loan Scheme has been launched and we look at how some banks have been better than others in terms of their processes.

Wrapping up the Bulletin, with firms now planning ahead what changes are they planning to make to the way they do business?

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CBILS Update, Business Confidence and Entrepreneurial Aspirations – BFB 297

Posted on: May 4th, 2020 by blsuser1 No Comments Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
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We open this Bulletin with an update on the CBILS performance. How are the accredited lenders doing in terms of getting money out to businesses in need of support? Will the launch of the Bounce Back Loans help those businesses which failed to access funding under CBILS?

We look at surveys carried out by Lloyds Bank and Hitachi Capital Business Finance which, not surprisingly, reveal that business confidence has taken a severe knock over the last two months.

To close, on a positive note The Pitch, the start up competition organiser, finds that some people are now turning their thoughts to starting a business.

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Business Finance Bulletin · CBILS Update, Business Confidence and Entrepreneurial Aspirations – BFB 297

Business Interruption Loans Increase, Government Start Up Support and COVID Economic Impact – BFB 296

Posted on: April 27th, 2020 by blsuser1 No Comments Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
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Kicking off this Bulletin, we look at the latest Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme update from UK Finance which, following a slow start, reveals that the number of loans distributed is now picking up.

One gap in CBILS eligibility has been support for start ups and pre-revenue/pre-profit innovation-focused firms. We review the announcements of a variant of the support scheme for innovative firms and funding specifically for start ups.

Closing the Bulletin, we step back and look at reports on the early economic impact of the Coronavirus. What steps are businesses taking to safeguard their future?

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Business Finance Bulletin · Business Interruption Loans Increase, Government Start Up Support & COVID Economic Impact – BFB 296

All Things Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme – BFB 295

Posted on: April 20th, 2020 by blsuser1 No Comments Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
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This week’s Business Finance Bulletin is another Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS) special.
Opening this episode, we look at the announcement that Funding Circle has now joined the panel of accredited CBILS lenders. How will Funding Circle change the Scheme, and will it lead to a speeding up in distribution of funds?

We also review how CBILS has performed so far in supporting businesses in need of finance. A look at the figures reveal that the impact has been minimal and how a quickening of the pace is now needed.

To close the Bulletin, if you are thinking of applying for a loan under CBILS, what information will you need submit to the lender? Preparation is the key to ensure you don’t suffer from any unnecessary delays.

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Access to Finance Shrinks; Business Confidence and Cashflow; and Young Entrepreneurs Grant – BFB 294

Posted on: April 6th, 2020 by blsuser1 No Comments Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
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To open this week’s Bulletin, we look at the knock-on effect of changes to the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme and general lender reaction to the crisis which has jointly led to a fall in the availability of finance.

Evidence is now emerging of the impact the virus is having on businesses. We review a report from the British Chambers of Commerce which reveals reduced confidence and the limited level of cash reserves businesses have set aside to cover expenses.

To close, news of a grant scheme established by The Princes Trust and Nat West to specifically help young entrepreneurs meet costs and invest in new equipment.

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Changes to Insolvency Law, Business Viability for CBILS & Planning Ahead to Raise Finance – BFB 293

Posted on: March 30th, 2020 by blsuser1 No Comments Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
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Opening our latest Bulletin, we look at the recent government announcement on changes to The Insolvency Act. The move is designed to protect Directors from personal liability claims in respect of Wrongful Trading. Why has this change been made?

aspect of the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme that is catching businesses by surprise is the need to establish viability of the business going forward. We look at how you do this when applying for the loan.

During normal times planning ahead as to when to submit an application is important. However, in our current situation there is now only one perfect time to apply. The answer to that question is whether we are going to see another Credit Crunch?

Government, Bank of England & High Street Bank Finance Support; Managing Cashflow Tips – BFB 291

Posted on: March 16th, 2020 by blsuser1 No Comments Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
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This Business Finance Bulletin episode is devoted to one topic, being support offered to UK businesses struggling from the ongoing CV crisis.

Businesses are starting to see the change in circumstances negatively impact on sales and cashflow. To open, we look at support measures the government and the Bank of England have announced to ensure a steady supply of finance. The actions will free up significant amounts of cash for banks to on-lend.

Turning to the High Street banks, we review what the major banks are offering their customers by the way of support packages. Will all businesses be able to access funds though?

Closing the Bulletin, we share tips on how you can help yourself by managing and being in control of your cashflow. Swift action could keep you on the right side of solvency.

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Emergency Funding Support, Nat West Business Account Fees and AskIf EFG Loans – BFB 290

Posted on: March 8th, 2020 by blsuser1 No Comments Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
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UK businesses have been hit by a number of financial shocks this year which can have an impact on sales, profitability and cashflow. To open this Bulletin, we look at the level off support being offered by banks to ease the burden.

To improve its position in the market we review changes Nat West has made to their business account to make it more competitive in an ever increasingly crowded market.

To close this Bulletin, an announcement by small and micro business lender AskIf on its approval from the British Business Bank to offer loans under the Enterprise Finance Guarantee Scheme.

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Just Cashflow Start Up Support, Alternative Finance Use and Addressing Late Payment – BFB 289

Posted on: March 2nd, 2020 by blsuser1 No Comments Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
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Start ups have traditionally found it challenging to raise finance. To open this week’s Bulletin, a look at how Just Cashflow will be using Augmented Intelligence to pre-select and directly approach start-ups worthy of financial support.

The latest annual Small Business Finance Markets Report from the British Business Bank reveals how banks are getting left behind in terms of financing SMEs. Are the days of High Street being the first port of call numbered?

Wrapping up this edition, a look at recommendations from the Money Advice Trust, which runs Business Debtline, on how the continuing problem of late payment needs to be addressed.

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