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Santander & Crowdfunding, Funding Circle Changes and Bank Lending to SMEs – BFB Epsd 140

Posted on: October 7th, 2016 by blsuser1 No Comments Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
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In the latest Business Finance Bulletin, a look at a support package being granted by Santander to charities and community groups raising funds on Crowfunder. The match-funding deal will allow these organisations to further leverage the funds they raise.

Funding Circle have announced an upward movement in the maximum they can lend to certain categories of businesses. We look at how this is a positive move for good quality businesses in search of finance.

Turning to the traditional High Street lenders, we take our monthly look at how much banks are lending to small business owners with the release of the latest Bank of England figures. Is the figure up or down?

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Business Finance Bulletin Epsd 98: Folk 2 Folk, High Growth Support, Funding Circle & Creditor Payment Days

Posted on: November 20th, 2015 by blsuser1 No Comments Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
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In this episode of the Business Finance Bulletin Rob Warlow reviews peer to peer lender Folk 2 Folk and how they won the recent accolade of Best Lending Platform for Small Businesses.

High growth, or scale ups are they are sometimes referred as, are gaining attention in terms of the support and finance they need to meet their potential. We look at the announcement from Barclays Bank of its recent creation of a High Growth and Entrepreneur unit designed to support high growth businesses.

Turning back to the crowdfunding world, news of two more local councils joining Funding Circle as lenders to provide financial support to small businesses in their area. These two councils join the growing number of councils providing finance on the Funding Circle platform.

In the Business Finance Tip of the Week Rob continues his occasional mini-series looking at how you can calculate and use key ratios from your Profit and Loss and Balance Sheet to spot areas of improvement. In this episode Rob looks at calculating your Creditor Payment Days, or how long on average it takes you to pay your creditors – a potential red flag to your bank!

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Business Finance Bulletin Epsd 75: Small Business Enterprise Bill, Late Payment, Crowdfunding Tips & Oaknorth Bank

Posted on: May 22nd, 2015 by blsuser1 No Comments Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
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In the latest Business Finance Bulletin episode Business Loan Services’ Rob Warlow looks at proposals from the government as part of a new Enterprise Bill to reduce red tape and tackle late payment.

The issue of late payment and how it damages businesses is the focus of a new survey from the insolvency industry trade body R3 which reveals the impact late payment has on potential insolvencies.

Rob also looks at the collaboration between Metro Bank and peer-to-peer lender Zopa which is the first of its kind. Could we see more of this?

Oaknorth is the latest new bank on the block which has just recently launched. Rob takes a look at how it is going to support UK small businesses.

In the Business Finance Tip of the Week Rob chats with angel investor and business speaker Steve Houghton-Burnett and he shares three tips on how to ensure success in a equity crowdfunding pitch.

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Business Finance Bulletin No 48: Types of Business Finance, Late Payment, Crowdfunding & Business Plans

Posted on: October 31st, 2014 by blsuser1 No Comments Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
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In the latest Business Finance Bulletin Rob Warlow looks at a recent survey from Hilton Baird Financial Solutions examining the different sources of finance businesses are using today.

The Prompt Payment Code was designed to encourage businesses to treat suppliers fairly and minimise late payment but it could work better and Rob looks at a new Advisory Body set up to improve standards.

Sticking with late payment, a survey from Lovetts, a commercial debt litigator reveals that the amounts outstanding to businesses is on the rise. Watch your cashflow!

Awareness of crowdfunding is on the rise and Rob has news from the Chamber of Commerce of a series of roadshows being run in conjunction with crowdlender ArchOver designed to inform business owners about the options available to them.

Rob also has news that PWC have tied up with MarketInvoice to offer invoice discounting solutions to its clients and in the Business Finance Tip of the Week a look at why business owners hate writing Business Plans!

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Business Finance Bulletin No 47: Handelsbanken, RBS & P2P, Customer Credit Searches & Cashflow Tips

Posted on: October 24th, 2014 by blsuser1 No Comments Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
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In the latest Business Finance Bulletin Rob Warlow looks at how Handelsbanken, one of the UK challenger banks, are supporting SMEs by increasing the amount of money they have lent out.

Rob also looks at the news that RBS may be launching its own peer-to-peer or crowdfunding platform at the end of the year. How times are changing!

Banks are still getting their wrists slapped for the flouting the rules with this week’s revelations that HSBC and First Trust Bank have been pulled up by the Competition and Markets Authority.

Rob looks at a recent survey by Experian which reveal that many business owners are not assessing how creditworthy their clients are before giving out credit terms.

And in the Business Finance Tip of the Week, a clip from a live seminar in which Rob shares a strategy on controlling overdue payments.

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