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Factoring v Selective Invoice Finance
16/10/2017

SMEs have been hampered by slow paying customers for decades. This problem has seemingly worsened over recent years. Traditional financing methods such as Factoring and Invoice Discounting have been used by those businesses experiencing payment problems for many years. These products are generally subject to a one or two year agreement and all the clients’ invoices will
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Autumn fall
13/10/2017

The housing market has generated plenty of headlines this autumn. The latest statistics from Rightmove show that asking prices fell by 1.2% in September. It’s the first time prices have seen a reduction at this time of year since 2013. London saw the biggest falls, with central areas down by 5.3% and Greater London down
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The rise of FinTech and the cutting edge
09/10/2017

Self-driving cars, 3-D printed drugs, the discovery of the Higgs-Boson particle and robots that beat Chess Grandmasters each characterise developments in technology and innovation in Engineering, Healthcare, Particle Physics and Artificial Intelligence. Yet, at the turn of the decade the financial services sector, despite having largely driven the #UK economy for the previous 25 years,
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Growth Plans for UK Business Finance Scheme
02/10/2017

The UK government is predicting increased future demand for the UK’s bank referral scheme after more than 8,000 businesses were referred in the first nine months. The bank referral scheme was launched in November 2016 and requires nine of the UK’s biggest banks to pass on details of small businesses they have turned down for
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Last of the property summer wind down
15/09/2017

More of the same for house prices in August, with the market continuing to slow as we reach the end of the traditionally quieter summer period. Nationwide reported a small fall of 0.1% and Rightmove’s asking prices were down by 0.9%. Rightmove points out that it is a smaller than average fall for August, which
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Applying For Fast Business Loans & Cashflow Services?
13/09/2017

Business loans and Cashflow Services are essential for many businesses whether to meet cash-flow or growth requirements. If you have considered applying for a fast business loan or are wondering if it’s the right financial solution for you, then talk to us. Global Asset Finance Limited are a company that are experts in many sectors. We will take
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Global Asset Finance & Leasing infrastructure hit by $18 trillion funding gap
11/09/2017

Global economies face an $18 trillion shortfall in spending on infrastructure needed to cope with economic and demographic changes in the next 20 years, a new report warns. By 2040, global GDP is predicted to almost double from 2015 levels, with fast population growth concentrated in cities. The global population will increase by almost two
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Commercial HGV Vehicle Fleets ‘lacking insight’ on asset finance investments
04/09/2017

Fewer than one in five fleets turn to their vehicle leasing company for key information covering safety, model specifications, and costs, according to new research. Rather than seeking the independent, multi-brand information that a leasing company can provide, the majority (61%) rely on the manufacturers who produce each vehicle. These findings come from the 2017
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Are you aware of the government’s regional industrial strategy?
29/08/2017

At least two-thirds of #SMEs within the #UK believe that the government’s investments are predominantly London based and that actually the industrial strategy overlooks the rest of the #UK. The government do plan to boost the economy via regional encouragements for example, the Northern Powerhouse and the Midlands Engine Strategy however, they are not succeeding
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Summer Slowdown!
22/08/2017

The general slowdown in the property market continues as we move into some of the quietest months of the year. Average UK house prices are still rising across the country, according to most of the indices, but transaction volumes and stock levels are falling. The Halifax reports that, nationally, house prices rose by 0.4% in
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