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Decision time – again!
18/11/2019

In recent years, as a result of Brexit, it has proved very difficult to escape politics. With an election looming, it’ll be impossible. From now on, we will be bombarded by politicians’ promises about how they are going to improve Britain’s ‘broken’ housing market. Some of the ideas will be sensible, others will be terrifyingly
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Bridging Finance
15/11/2019

Confidence grows amongst UK bridging lenders Research by the Association of Short Term Lenders (ASTL) has found that bridging lenders have grown in confidence about the outlook for the UK economy, their own business and the bridging sector. The study, which was carried out shortly after the date was confirmed for the forthcoming General Election,
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Grow your business with Asset Finance & Leasing
13/11/2019

The latest figures from the Finance & Leasing Association (FLA) show that asset finance new business grew by 5% in September, compared with the same month in 2018. Over the third quarter, new business was also 5% higher than in the same quarter in 2018. New finance for plant and machinery and business cars grew
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Flexible Invoice Discounting
11/11/2019

After a busy summer of trading, you may appreciate the slowdown of autumn. However, just because your summer sales have ended doesn’t mean you don’t have plenty of tasks on your to-do list and we bet that getting on top of your sales ledger is at the top. As your business starts to slow down,
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Asset finance new business grows 5% in September
07/11/2019

New business in asset finance grew by 5% in September to £2.9bn, according to figures released yesterday by the Finance and Leasing Association. New finance for plant and machinery and business cars grew in September by 15% and 4% to £623m and £712m respectively, compared with the same month in the previous year. By channel,
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Funding for Growing Companies
04/11/2019

Behind almost every innovation is a complex web of skill technicians, project managers, parts and machinery. Consequently, virtually every growing company will have an extensive range of suppliers that makes up the services and components required to make the business a success. While a comprehensive supplier list can reduce the risk of non-delivery, it can
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Commercial Finance
31/10/2019

VC funds with preference shares go to platforms to cut risk The Sunday Times reports that thousands of investors who backed car-parking app JustPark on Crowdcube could lose out to venture capitalists if the firm is sold below a certain price because the funds will receive their investments back on preferential terms. An investment pitch
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How Selective Invoice Finance can help your FMCG Business
31/10/2019

For Fast Moving Commercial Goods (FMCG) businesses there is never a dull moment. With short shelf-lives and fast product sales, managing this high turnover can be fun and rewarding. However, it can also be a challenge, especially when it comes to typically slow-moving finance. So, what can FMCG businesses do to help improve their cash flow and
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What is Purchase Order Finance
21/10/2019

Purchase Order Finance is funding advanced to a supplier secured against a confirmed Purchase Orders. To qualify for this type of funding, the Purchase Order will need to have come from a relatively well established and financially secure customer, as the finance company will want to make sure that the buyer is in a position
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UK Economy Growth
14/10/2019

Despite signs of positive growth in Q1, figures released by the Office of National Statistics (ONS) show that the UK economy shrank by 0.2% between April and June this year. A 0.2% contraction may not seem significant, but it is important to remember that this is the first time that the economy has shrunk since
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