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Business Finance Bulletin No 52: Venture Funding Hubs, Bank Lending, Why Businesses Don’t Borrow

Posted on: November 28th, 2014 by blsuser1 No Comments Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
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In the latest Business Finance Bulletin Rob Warlow looks at the forthcoming launch of country-wide Venture Funding Hubs which will provide free advice to businesses wanting to know more about crowdfunding and how it works.

Turning to conventional sources of funding Rob looks at the latest bank lending figures which perhaps not surprisingly show a further fall in the total amount outstanding to UK businesses. However, there is a glimmer of some good news.

What banks are looking for in a finance request is the subject of a recent review, The State of Business Finance, carried out by the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants and Rob shares the one message this report has for banks.

Whether businesses actually want to borrow is a topic that is rarely looked at but as Rob discusses there is a large section of the UK business market that have no interest in borrowing. In a clip from a live seminar Rob looks at the key reasons why business owners say they are not interested in looking for finance.

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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.

You can also listen to this week’s Bulletin in audio as a podcast. To listen either click the image below or you can download the episode to your PC or phone via Soundcloud.

Business Finance Bulletin Epsd 40: SME Finance Monitor Report, Business Growth, Equity Support & Financial Information

Posted on: September 5th, 2014 by blsuser1 No Comments Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
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In the latest Business Finance Bulletin Rob Warlow reviews findings from the recent SME Finance Monitor Report which reveals that demand for finance amongst business owner is low. But what does that do for growth?

According to another survey Rob discusses how many businesses are planning to invest this year but that they have a low understanding of how alternative finance works and how it could benefit them.

If you are looking to raise equity then news of a support program run by Crowdcube to help you through the process.

In the Business Finance Tip of the Week, a clip from a live seminar in which Rob explains how your financial information needs to be kept up to date.

You can access this Bulletin in two ways… watch the video on our You Tube Channel or listen and download the Bulletin to your phone via SoundCloud


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