Posts Tagged ‘Santander Bank’

Santander Business Finance, Credit Information Sharing, Asset-Based Finance & Negotiation – BFB Epsd 116

Posted on: April 8th, 2016 by blsuser1 No Comments Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
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In the latest episode of the Business Finance Bulletin, news from Santander on its collaboration with online lending platform Kabbage. The alliance will allow Santander’s small business customers to apply for loans online to speed up the lending process and is a nod to the success of the online lending revolution.

The government’s plan to help alternative finance providers has been boosted by banks now being required to share borrower credit information with three credit reference agencies. This increased transparency will allow alternative lenders to make more informed decisions when supporting small businesses.

The asset-based finance industry continues to go from strength to strength with the latest figures from the Asset Based Finance Association showing continued growth in 2015.

In the Business Finance Tip of the Week, why you should be negotiating with your suppliers to ensure you get the best deal and tips from negotiation expert Derek Arden on negotiating with your bank.

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Financing Advice for Growing Your Business

Posted on: October 24th, 2015 by blsuser1 No Comments Tags: , , , , , , ,
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Here’s an interesting studio discussion on finance options for growing businesses. Running your own business can be hugely rewarding, but also hugely challenging with a multitude of issues to keep on top of and in this discussion there’s a look at the different types of finance available and tips on how to access them.

The panel includes representatives from Santander, Funding Circle and Enterprise Ventures.

Business Finance Bulletin Episode 73: Funding Knight & Just-Cashflow, Crowdfunding Surge & Santander Breakthrough

Posted on: May 8th, 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 news of collaboration between crowdlender Funding Knight and short-term alternative lender Just-Cashflow to assist growing businesses.

Looking at the crowdfunding industry as a whole, Rob looks at statistics from the Peer to Peer Finance Association on finance raised by its members during the first quarter of this year which reveal a continued growth surge.

Rob also looks at evidence of a steady improvement in the economy with news that the overall number of company insolvencies is on the way down according to official government statistics.

In the Business Finance Tip of the Week Rob chats with Santander’s Paul Brooks, Business Development Director, Wales about the bank’s Breakthrough Programme designed to help growing businesses with a variety of support schemes.

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Business Finance Bulletin Epsd 63: Small Business Finance, Development Finance, Short Term Loans & Invoice Discounting

Posted on: February 27th, 2015 by blsuser1 No Comments Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
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In the latest Business Finance Bulletin Rob Warlow discusses findings from the latest SME Finance Monitor report on small businesses appetite to borrow. Is it as strong as we think?

One industry sector that does struggle to raise finance is the UK house building trade. Rob shares news of a new fund Santander is putting together to help house builders who need development finance.

During the financial crisis short term business loans have become popular and Rob looks at the news of the takeover by EzBob of Everline. With both companies having lent a combined £54 million the short term business loan industry is set to grow further.

Following a workshop held by Aldermore Bank on Invoice Discounting Rob had a chance to catch up with Richard Whitehouse, Regional Sales Director to hear more about how invoice discounting can help unlock cash to fuel growth.

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Business Finance Bulletin Epsd 31: Business Loan Appeals, Mini Bonds, Crowdfunding & Banks, Selling Equity

Posted on: June 20th, 2014 by blsuser1 No Comments Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
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In this episode of the Business Finance Bulletin Rob Warlow looks at the latest review on the UK banks Loan Appeal Process – how successful are business owners in turning a ‘no’ into a ‘yes’?

Crowdcube, an alternative source of finance, has launched a Mini-Bond scheme and Rob explores how that works and how you could use it in your business.

Banks and crowdfunding platforms are now starting to accept that working together may be the way forward with news that a UK High Street bank has partnered with a leading peer-to-peer lending platform.

And in the Business Finance Tip of the Week Rob talks with Alister Betts of Lucid Ventures on how to get you and your business ready to seek outside investors via selling equity.


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