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Will property prices rise or fall this autumn?
14/09/2018

August’s figures reveal the usual pattern of reduced prices and subdued transaction volumes. The most up-to-date figures from Rightmove report asking prices dropped by 2.3%, which may sound a lot, but many of those selling in the quieter summer months are doing so out of necessity and often have to discount in order to generate
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Finding the Perfect Company for your Business Finance
10/09/2018

The perfect lender for your business finance can help you to save thousands of pounds as well as ensuring that you’re dealing with a company that understands your unique business needs. Whilst of course the rates are important, they aren’t the ‘be all’ and ‘end all’ when it comes to sourcing the right finance for
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How to Handle the Challenges Caused by Seasonal Peaks Cashflow
05/09/2018

When it comes to certain industries within the world of business, avoiding peaks and troughs due to seasonality is impossible it is just the nature of the beast. Whilst there are some businesses out there that flourish all year round, there are others that experience a huge increase in demand at certain points, followed by
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An Opportunity in UK Small Ticket Asset Finance Leasing
05/09/2018

With a record £32bn in Asset Finance and Leasing funded provided last year, there is no denying that asset finance continues to grow in popularity as a means of business finance. Figures from the Finance and Leasing Association show that in 2017 asset finance funded almost a third of UK investment in machinery, equipment and
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Invoice Factoring v Selective Invoice Finance
20/08/2018

If you are looking to grow your small business you might be seeking alternative sources of finance but what are the various options out there? We look at two solutions factoring and selective invoice finance and explore what might be the best option for you. What’s one of the biggest challenges you face as a
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UK Summer Property Rise
17/08/2018

The sales market is in the midst of one of its more subdued periods of the year and that is very much reflected in the current crop of statistics. Perhaps of more significance are the reports of rising supply levels and flat demand. The Halifax notes new buyer enquiries have been static or falling for
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Invoice Factoring v Selective Invoice Finance
15/08/2018

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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The A to Z on Commercial Property Finance
06/08/2018

Whether you’re a business owner considering buying your premises or a residential property investor looking to branch out and lease commercial property, you may need a little help. However, sometimes, the terms conveyancers, financial brokers or tradesmen use can make buying commercial property a little tricky. To help you make sense of the situation and
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Abandoned Properties a Good Opportunity for Property Developers
30/07/2018

According to research by the Liberal Democrats, figures from 276 local councils have revealed there are more than 216,000 homes across the UK that have been empty for six months or more. Furthermore, 60,000 properties have been empty for the last two years, 23,000 for five years, and there are 11,000 properties that have been
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Brexit uncertainty returns to leave SMEs in economic limbo
25/07/2018

In our first SME Confidence Tracker report of the year, I remarked that notable progress between the Government and the EU throughout March had resulted in rebounding confidence amongst the UK’s small and medium sized businesses. I concluded that a little Brexit progress could go a long way in terms of SME confidence. Less than three months
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