The prize no business wishes to win – which industry has the longest payment terms?

#Cashflow. It’s a word that you as a #SME business is likely encounter more frequently than your own company name. It’s the ship upon which your business sails, and if it’s not managed correctly, it’ll be the ship on which your business sinks. Which is frustrating, of course, because chances are you’re doing everything you
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What price a Brexit

courtesy from The Housing Market March saw a huge spike in activity within the housing market. The number of homes sold hit 162,000, 62,000 more than would have been expected without the Stamp Duty deadline (source: Council of Mortgage Lenders). Now that the deadline has passed. as predicted, growth is slowing. Interestingly, Rightmove’s figures suggest
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The benefits of Bridging Loans – Global Asset Finance

How does it work? Bridging loans are mostly used in order to supply funding for purchasing a new property, whole the borrower is waiting for their current property to sell or just raise short term finance. However, it is becoming a popular choice for the individuals with limited financial resources, particularly since the start the
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Are you worried about your Personal Guarantees, ever thought about Personal Guarantee Insurance

Are you worried about your personal guarantees, ever thought about personal guarantee insurance. Personal Guarantees (PG) are the bane of most business owners’ lives and something that they continually ‘moan’ about. Invariably any form of borrowing above say £5-10,000 from a bank or other financial entity will require further security in the form of a personal
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Business Secretary announces £60m boost for UK community-scale renewable energy projects

Business Secretary announces £60m boost for UK community-scale renewable energy projects. Vince Cable, Business Secretary, visits UK Green Investment Bank headquarters in Edinburgh to announce a new source of finance for community-scale renewables projects across the UK. •New finance will fund up to 30 projects generating c.24 MW of new renewable energy, enough to power
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Bank of England Overview 2014

The Bank of England Overview 2014. Expansion in UK domestic demand has continued. But the outlook for global growth has weakened. Some asset and commodity prices have fallen, as have market interest rate expectations. Growth is projected to be a little weaker than in August. It slows slightly in the near term, settling back to
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House Prices Stay Positive

House prices stay positive, though a dip is always around the corner. The outlook for house prices remains positive, with several regions expecting price rises over next 12 months. House Price Sentiment Index indicates that average prices fell again. A decline in home values was reported by 17% of households, while 9.5% signaled that the
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Solar Power and Renewable Energy Finance

Solar power and renewable energy finance packages for businesses that are looking to improve their sustainability credentials or future-proof their energy supply. Companies that work in the farming industry can also benefit hugely from such finance, especially if their farms are off-grid and they have a problem accessing traditional power sources. Investing in renewable energy also
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Prime Minister: General Election Key For UK’s Economy

The Prime Minister has warned trade finance services that the UK will face economic chaos if it changes economic policy in May. David Cameron’s warning was laid out in his New Year message, ahead of the general election in May this year. Mr Cameron said the UK’s New Year resolution should be to “stick to
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UK Government’s Economic Plan For The North-West Revealed

Trade finance could be more forthcoming for businesses in the north-west of the UK following the government’s announcement that more jobs, investment in science and improvements in transport lie at the heart of the economic plan for the region. The six-point plan includes increasing the long-term growth rate of the area to at least that
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