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Business Finance Bulletin Episode 94: Bank Competition Report, Business Borrowing, Funding Circle & Business Plans

Posted on: October 22nd, 2015 by blsuser1 No Comments Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
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In this episode of the Business Finance Bulletin Rob Warlow looks at the findings of the Competition and Market Authority review into the UK banking sector and its recommendations for easier SME banking.

What’s the difference in attitude towards alternative finance between relatively young businesses compared to more mature ones? That’s a question posed by Business Banking Insight and their findings suggest that older businesses need to look at alternative sources of finance just as their younger upstarts are.

Rob reviews a survey from crowdfunder FundBird on businesses appetite to borrow and what they are financing if they are successful in obtaining funding.

Staying with crowdfunding Rob looks at the news from Funding Circle of its entry into the European market with the acquisition of the German crowdfunding platform ZenCap.

And in the Business Finance Tip of the Week, a clip from a live seminar in which Rob shares insights into what should be included in a Business Plan written for the bank.

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Business Finance Bulletin Epsd 36: Alternative Finance, SME Confidence, Banking Competition & Hidden Cashflow

Posted on: July 25th, 2014 by blsuser1 No Comments Tags: , , , , , , , , ,
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In this week’s episode of the Business Finance Bulletin I look at the news that Paypal is launching its Working Capital programme in the UK to provide its clients with access to business loans. So if you’re a PayPal merchant this is for you!

The alternative finance continues to grow with news from AlternativeBusinessFunding that it has brought new alternative lender partners on board.

I also look at a survey from Beggies Traynor on small business investment plans and news from the Competition and Markets Authority about its plans to undertake a full review of the UK SME banking market.

The Business Finance Tip of the Week is taken from a live seminar I delivered for the ACCA on access to finance. In this clip I look at one source of finance which tends to remain hidden in the business… stock.

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