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Funding Circle Boost, Business Borrowing Appetite and Alternative Finance Growth – BFB 237

Posted on: December 1st, 2018 by blsuser1 No Comments Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
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To open this edition, we look at the announcement from Funding Circle, the business peer-to-peer lender, that the British Business Bank is to provide £150m for on-lending to UK small businesses. This second tranche of from the bank is set to support approximately 2,000 businesses.

The latest figures from UK Finance, the banking industry’s trade body, reveals that small business appetite to borrow is still on the wane. The fall in borrowing from the banks has tuned into businesses seemingly hoarding cash with a jump in amount of money held on deposit.

To close, positive news in a recent report by the Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance which points to a continued rise in lending provided by the alternative finance sector. But it’s not only the supply of debt on the rise; equity facilitated by specialist platforms has also seen an increase.

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Changing Face of Banking, Cambridge & Counties Bank, Lloyds Hinkley Point Fund – BFB 216

Posted on: May 26th, 2018 by blsuser1 No Comments Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
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Change affects all industries and that doesn’t exclude banking. We open our latest Bulletin with a look at a new report from UK Finance and EY which highlights the rise in mobile banking and what the future holds.

One of the aims of the British Business Bank is to support so called Challenger Banks with funding via the ENABLE Programme. The latest beneficiary is Cambridge and Counties Bank which will utilise the funding to expand its property and commercial lending portfolio.

To close, we share news of a pot of funding set aside by Lloyds Bank specifically for businesses working directly, or indirectly supporting construction of the new Hinkley Point nuclear power plant. Funding to businesses in the supply chain could give them confidence to bid for contracts. Could you make use of this?

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Revolut Bank, British Business Bank Support and Business Confidence – BFB Epsd 208

Posted on: March 31st, 2018 by blsuser1 No Comments Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
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To start our latest Business Finance Bulletin, news from Revolut Bank, an internet and mobile-only bank which we have not featured before. Revolut has announced forthcoming enhancements to its service offering which will provide wider benefits to its 16,000 business customers.

The British Business Bank, the government’s home for its finance programmes, has supported two more challenger lenders in their aim to broaden access to finance. Aldermore and 1pm will be using the finance schemes to widen the reach of their asset finance products.

Business confidence appears to be strengthening. That’s the message coming out from two surveys undertaken by the FSB and Lloyds Bank. However, there are still a number of factors holding businesses back when it comes to pursuing growth.

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Business Confidence, Merchant Cash Advances, Funding Exports & Late Payment- BFB Epsd 114

Posted on: March 26th, 2016 by blsuser1 No Comments Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
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In the latest episode of the Business Finance Bulletin we review the most recent quarterly survey from the Federation of Small Businesses. The report reveals falling confidence levels amongst SMEs but there’s good news in terms of access to finance with more businesses getting the finance they need.

We have news of another alternative lender, merchant cash advance provider Liberis, which has benefited from the British Business Bank ENABLE programme via a £5m fund to on-lend to growing SMEs.

Businesses in the Greater Manchester area which are exporters or have ambitions to export can now take advantage of a new £9.5m fund. We take a look at how the Greater Manchester Export Fund works.

In the Business Finance Tip of the Week a chat with Steve White of Thornbury Collections in which he shares the strangest late payment excuse he’s ever heard and general tips on managing late payment.

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High Growth Firms, Regional Lenders, Asset Finance and Leasing – Business Finance Bulletin Epsd 110

Posted on: February 26th, 2016 by blsuser1 No Comments Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
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In the latest episode of the Business Finance Bulletin, news that the number of High Growth Firms is on the increase according to findings by the Enterprise Research Centre.

We take a look a new business loan fund launched by a regional lender, Coventry and Warwickshire Reinvestment Trust, aiming to support growing businesses in their locality.

There’s news of support being given by British Business Bank to an alternative lender to help boost funds for on-lending to businesses in need of asset finance.

Staying with asset finance and leasing we take a look at statistics from the Finance and Leasing Association which reveal strong growth in the sector in 2015.

And in the Business Finance Tip of the Week a look at a series of forthcoming videos in which Rob Warlow will be sharing insights into ratios you can calculate to help boost the performance of your business.

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Business Finance Bulletin Epsd 68: The Small Business Act, Business Lending, Credit Reports & Introbiz

Posted on: April 2nd, 2015 by blsuser1 No Comments Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
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In the latest Business Finance Bulletin episode Rob Warlow looks at the enactment of the Small Business Enterprise and Employment Act which is a milestone for small businesses in addressing a number of issues holding many back. The Act resolves problems such as access to finance and late payment which will ease financing of growth.

Rob also looks at the latest scheme from the British Business Bank, the ENABLE programme, designed to help the smaller challenger banks increase their lending support to SMEs.

Your personal credit history can have a negative impact on the ability of your business to raise finance. Rob discusses why this should be the case and what can you do about it.

In this episode’s interview Rob chats with Tracey Smolinski from business networking group Introbiz in which she talks about their forthcoming business exhibition and the entrepreneurs who will speaking.

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