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Start Up Loans Milestone, Measures to Tackle Late Payment and Excess Working Capital – BFB 263

Posted on: June 22nd, 2019 by blsuser1 No Comments Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
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Start ups can find it challenging to raise finance but since 2012 the Start Up Loans Company has filled the gap. We open our latest Bulletin by looking at a new milestone they have reached in terms of loans disbursed to start up businesses.

The government continues to ramp up its focus on tackling the late payment scourge. New measures have been announced by the Small Business Minister to curb the ability of larger businesses to misuse their power when it comes to money owed to small businesses.

To close, a look at the annual Working Capital Index survey from Lloyds Bank which reveals that businesses are continuing to hold onto growing levels of excess working capital. We ask why this should be of concern.

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Small Businesses vs Big Businesses, Asset Finance Activity and FreeAgent Open Banking – BFB 262

Posted on: June 15th, 2019 by blsuser1 No Comments Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
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To open our latest Bulletin a look at a new survey from Menzies LLP which sheds light on how small businesses feel about their larger counterparts. Whilst there may be disadvantages to being small, the survey reveals several positives when it comes to competition.

We take our monthly look at activity levels in the Asset Finance sector which highlights how the volumes of business being transacted contrasts with that seen in the High Street banks.

To close, news from FreeAgent, the cloud accounting software provider, that it has signed up to Open Banking. We look at how this will prove beneficial to the nine banks within the Open Banking regime.

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Support for Exporters, New Peer to Peer Regulations and Lender Partnerships – BFB 261

Posted on: June 8th, 2019 by blsuser1 No Comments Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
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In order to boost exports, we open our latest Bulletin by looking at a new range of advice and financial support being provided by UK Export Finance. The new support packages are particularly designed to encourage small businesses to become first-time exporters.

The Financial Conduct Authority has issued revised regulations for the Peer to Peer market. Whilst focused on protecting private investors, could the measures impact the flow of funds available for lending to small businesses?

Recently we have seen more lenders partnering up with other small business service providers to improve access to finance. The service providers may not be directly in the financial services sector, but the partnerships are a win-win for all parties. Who are the latest businesses to link up to expand availability of finance?

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Bank Transfer Scam Refunds, Lendy in Administration and Business Confidence – BFB 260

Posted on: June 1st, 2019 by blsuser1 2 Comments Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
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Many individuals and small businesses have fallen victim to Authorised Push Payment scams. APPs are they are commonly referred to is where people are tricked into sending money to scammer’s bank account. To open this week’s Bulletin, we look at a new voluntary code 8 banks have signed up to which promises to refund lost money to victims.

Worrying times for the crowdfunding sector with news that property purchase and development crowdfunder Lendy has fallen into Administration. We look at the numbers behind the collapse.

To close, a review of a surprising survey from Lloyds Bank as part of their regular Business Barometer series, which reveals that business confidence has increased for the first time in many months. Is this merely a temporary blip?

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Aldermore Bank’s 10th Anniversary, Personal Guarantee Insurance and Late Payment Call Out- BFB 259

Posted on: May 25th, 2019 by blsuser1 No Comments Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
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The credit crunch in 2008 was the start of the rise of the so-called Challenger Banks. This month, one of those early entrants, Aldermore Bank, celebrates its 10th anniversary. To open our latest Bulletin, we take a look at Aldermore’s achievements over the last 10 years.

When borrowing via a Limited Company, one downside is that lenders expect Directors to provide Personal Guarantees. Many can be reluctant to sign and in some cases it’s enough to put them off borrowing. However, that risk can be offset by taking out a Personal Guarantee Insurance policy. We take a look at how it works and where you can obtain such a Policy.

To close this Bulletin, news from The Small Business Commissioner that it has named-and-shamed another high profile business for its late payment practices. Another success story for the Commissioners Office with £32,000 paid following its intervention.

SME Banking Competition, Reviewing Financial Information and High Growth Tech Funding – BFB 258

Posted on: May 18th, 2019 by blsuser1 No Comments Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
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To open our latest Bulletin, a look at the announcement from the Banking Competition Remedies team of three new awards made smaller banks looking to challenge the SME banking status quo. What will the recipients do with their share of the £80 million awarded?

In these Bulletins we often consider why it’s important to know your numbers, but what if you don’t know what questions to ask? A new guide released on the key questions to ask could help make the process easier and boost both your chances of obtaining finance and improving profits.

To close, a look at how high growth tech companies could benefit from a fund backed by British Business Investments. The fund will finance growth plans and recognises that shareholders don’t like giving away too much of their company to investors.

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British Business Bank Development Finance, Credit4 SME Finance and Asset Finance Statistics – BFB 257

Posted on: May 11th, 2019 by blsuser1 No Comments Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
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Smaller property developers can find it a challenge when it comes to raising finance. To kickstart the latest Bulletin we look at the initial announcement from the British Business Bank on its ENABLE Build Guarantee which will focus on assisting smaller property developers access finance.

Credit4 is a niche lender supporting small businesses in need of flexible finance solutions. To allow them to back their increasing number of clients, Credit4 has announced it has secured additional funding. Could they fund your growth plans?

To close, our regular review of how the Asset Finance sector is performing. Once again, growth in volumes of HP and Leasing arrangements is beating expectations against the background of flat small business confidence levels.

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Prompt Payment Code, Knowing Your Numbers, and Company Insolvencies – BFB 256

Posted on: May 4th, 2019 by blsuser1 No Comments Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
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With increasing focus being given to tackling late payment, we open our latest Bulletin with news of tough actions taken by the Prompt Payment Code organisation to ensure its members adhere to guidelines.

A survey on how many business owners have a grip on their financial performance and key indicators reveals that many have a lot to learn. We look at why it is important to know your numbers especially when it comes to raising finance.

To close the Bulletin, we review the latest company insolvency statistics released by the Insolvency Service for Quarter 1 2019. Perhaps not unexpectedly, the figures make gloomy reading.

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Iwoca Rivals High Street Banks, Business Investment Appetite and NatWest Growth Funding – BFB 255

Posted on: April 27th, 2019 by blsuser1 No Comments Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
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Over the years this Bulletin has been going we have chartered the rise of the alternative lenders. We kick off by looking at how one of those lenders Iwoca, has started to beat some of the traditional High Street banks in the provision of short-term funding.

A new survey undertaken by Santander has exposed the lack of investment appetite among small business owners. With economic uncertainty being top of mind for many small business owners, how do you respond?

To close our latest Bulletin, positive news from NatWest with the announcement that it has doubled the size of its Growth Funding package. The fund is designed to support grown plans and assist businesses deal with the current feeling of uncertainty.

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

Posted on: April 20th, 2019 by blsuser1 No Comments Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
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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 eco credentials as part of their buying decision-making. To help businesses being more eco-friendly and take advantage of this change in behaviour, we look at a Green loan product launched by Barclays.

To close this Bulletin, we review the latest quarterly SME Confidence Tracker from Bibby Financial Services. Perhaps not unexpectedly, the figures make gloomy reading but there is a spark of enthusiasm around expectations on sales growth.

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