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Crowdfunding Loans, HSBC SME Fund, Sources of SME Finance, & KYC – BFB Epsd 118

Posted on: April 22nd, 2016 by blsuser1 No Comments Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
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In this Business Finance Bulletin how has the crowdfunding and Peer to Peer lending sector performed in the first quarter of 2016? The latest figures from the Peer to Peer Finance Association reveal solid growth on the same time last year.

HSBC are the latest bank to pledge increased support to SMEs with the announcement of a pot of cash ready to lend. We also look at HSBC’s online lending application platform to help businesses get quicker answers. Taking a leaf out of the crowdfunder’s book?

What sources of finance are small businesses tapping into and what keeps them awake at night? That’s a question asked by Hitachi Capital in its recent small business survey. The answer to the cause of sleepless nights may not be a surprise.

In the Business Finance Tip of the Week, when a bank says it’s for ‘KYC purposes’, what does it mean?

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Business Finance Bulletin Episode 95: Market Invoice, Business Confidence, Sources of Finance & Crowdfunding

Posted on: October 30th, 2015 by blsuser1 No Comments Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
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In the latest episode of the Business Finance Bulletin Rob Warlow looks at a new product launched by Market Invoice, the online invoice discounting provider. The new product called Contract Finance will help businesses release previously locked-up cash from contracts delivering regular income.

According to a survey from Bibby Financial Services business confidence amongst SMEs has taken a dent and bucked the recent trend of a rise in more confident businesses. Why is this?

Rob reveals the sources of finance business owners are turning to as featured in a survey carried out by Santander Corporate and Commercial Banking. Which source is proving surprisingly popular?

In the crowdfunding world, the latest lending figures from the P2P Finance Association show that its members are reaching new highs in their support of growing businesses. Rob looks at how SMEs are benefiting.

And in the Business Finance Tip of the Week, Rob shares a calculation you can make from your Balance Sheet and Profit and Loss Accounts which can help pinpoint a problem in your stock control.

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Business Finance Bulletin Episode 84: Business Confidence, Alternative Finance Figures and Short Term Loans

Posted on: July 24th, 2015 by blsuser1 No Comments Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
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In the latest Business Finance Bulletin episode Business Loan Services’ Rob Warlow looks at the latest Business in Britain survey from Lloyds Banks which reveals the strong level of business confidence and the one key issue which is holding businesses back.

On the alternative finance scene Rob talks about findings from small business finance company Liberis on how SMEs are sourcing finance and what success they are having.

Staying with alternative finance a look at the latest statistics from the Peer to Peer Finance Association which show further growth in the level of finance support by P2P platforms… but is there a slight blip in the amount lent to small businesses?

And in the Business Finance Tip of the Week Rob looks at the short term loan market and how it can help those businesses which have temporary cashflow gaps.

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Peer-To-Peer Lending Soaring Ahead

Posted on: July 28th, 2014 by blsuser1 No Comments Tags: , , , , , , , , ,
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Figures released by the Peer to Peer Finance Association reveal that lending via the peer-to-peer and crowdlending sector has soared in the first six months of this year. During this period the amount lent has doubled with platforms having lent out over £500m in the six months putting it on track to break the £1bn barrier for 2014.

The figure lent comprises of funds advanced to both consumers and businesses but it was growth in money lent to businesses that has led the way.

In the first quarter of 2014 £132m of new money was lent to business and this increased to £146m in the second quarter. The number of businesses borrowing via P2P has also increased from 5,169 in the first quarter to 5,919 as at the end of June.

There has also been an increase in the number of lenders supporting businesses with a movement from 31,616 to 35,477.

The growth demonstrates how businesses are quickly embracing this innovative way of raising finance.

The growth in crowdfunding comes on the back of clear signs that businesses are looking to expand and hence on the hunt for finance. A recent survey from Albion Ventures showed that a third of businesses plan to raise finance in the next 12 months. Of these 27% are targeting capital for business development and 23% looking to expand their premises. With crowdfunding sites such as Funding Circle already entering the commercial mortgage market the peer-to-peer market is well placed to satisfy demand from businesses.

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Business Finance Bulletin Epsd 24: All the Good News on Business Finance and Crowdfunding

Posted on: April 17th, 2014 by blsuser1 No Comments Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
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Posted on 16.04.2014, by Rob Warlow

In the latest Business Finance Bulletin it’s a good news edition with positive news about the UK economy and reports of a soaring crowdfunding market. Rob Warlow looks at reports from the P2P Finance Association on funds being lent out by crowdfunding platforms and the launch of a new crowdfunding site Landbay.

Rob also looks at a new pot of money being set aside by HSBC for lending to growing SMEs. Video is a way of getting your message across to lenders about your business and Rob talks about Crowdbox, a new service hosting business video pitches.

In the Tip of the Week Rob features a clip from a seminar he hosted in Amsterdam for Wealth Coach Kevin Green talking about the importance of financial information when approaching your bank for business finance.

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