Trends Brexit Alternative Finance blog

We have seen very encouraging activity from many of our clients who are selling to overseas markets over the past few weeks. Many SMEs are getting a jump on their Brexit readiness and have already sourced new markets for their products and services ahead of the end of year deadline. We are also seeing a
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Lack of EU trade deal an enormous concern for UK businesses

Despite a recent escalation in talks between the UK and EU ahead of the deadline on 31 December 2020, both parties have admitted UK & EU are still increasing the prospect of a ‘no deal’. Of the businesses we polled in July, 62% are concerned that no deal has yet been reached. But the impact
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Trade Finance

With Brexit crossing the finish line (at last!), the UK has now officially left the EU. As a result, now is the time for your clients to rethink their supply chain On 1 February, the UK entered an 11-month transition period in which it will continue to follow EU rules, but without representation in the bloc’s
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Types of Trade Finance & How it Helps with Working Capital

What is trade finance? Trade finance is the financial assistance provided in the field of international trade and commerce through the use of various financial products. A plethora of financial products fall under the ambit of international trade finance, each of which is designed to ease the conduct of business among importers and exporters around
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New Sales Markets Abroad

How to get your business export-ready to expand and grow! The ever changing political, economic and digital landscape provides a wealth of opportunities for small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs). For those exporting abroad, there are several markets, and billions of clients globally who may be interested in your products and services, making exports a
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Trade optional for economic growth GDP

Brexit has dominated news headlines for months with the UK no closer to agreeing a deal with the EU. What many people don’t realise, however, is that this is just the first stage of a lengthy process. After it formally exits the EU, the UK will need to agree its future trading relationships. The UK’s
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Trade & Supply Chain Finance

Trade finance accounts for 3% of global trade, worth some $3tn annually. Simply put, it’s the financing of trade in a company life cycle, whether you’re sending goods, services or commodities, a variety of financial instruments are used to structure this, under the umbrella term ‘trade Finance’. Trade finance includes Letters of Credit (LCs), export
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Navigating a no-deal Brexit: a guide for Importers and Exporters

With Brexit just a few months away now or will the UK, ever leave the European Union. Businesses across the UK are doing everything they can to prepare. But what exactly should you be doing? This depends largely on what your business does, what industry you operate in and whether your suppliers or customers are
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Guide for import and export businesses

In our interconnected world where instantaneous global communication is taken for granted, it’s easier than ever to do business anywhere in the world. However, while the opportunities are plentiful, the process of buying and selling internationally is not without its risks and complications. There are many variables at play, with volatile exchange rates, cash flow
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Funding the UK Manufacturing

Following the number of enquiries we’ve had from growing companies operating in the manufacturing sector, it seems traditional banks are unwilling, or more likely unable, to support British manufacturers to the levels they require. Which is not only holding back resurgence in UK manufacturing, but also damaging to the individual businesses and to the UK
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