Yearly Archives: 2015

The 9 Secrets to finding hidden funding sources

It used to be so easy, and fairly quick, to source funding for your business. In fact there was hardly any trouble. A handful of well known banks and major niche lenders and you took your pick. Post 2008 and now it’s not so easy. There are not only a lot more options that are growing…
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How to Compare Business Finance Products

One of the hardest aspects for businesses looking for funding is the ability to compare all of today’s options in an effective manner. More and more products are entering the marketplace, and there is some real variety in how they are structured. It's therefore important to know how to analyse and compare. Below are my…
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Manufacturers: Funding Component Purchases

A major change has happened recently in trade finance that now allows a whole new sector in the supply chain to get access to funding. That sector is the manufacturing industry. It has long been known in the trade finance game that lenders in this arena will usually only fund the purchase of stock as…
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How Banks Assess Your Business (and why you need to know)

I’ve thought for a while that an article should be written on how the banks actually assess businesses when applying for overdrafts, mortgages and loans. Why? As yet, I don’t believe this has been written about properly, and with better information to hand, there is an opportunity for businesses currently struggling to put a plan…
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The Emergence of Export Finance (and how to unlock it)

For firms that are involved in importing and exporting goods, there has always been access to import finance, but rarely export finance. But this is now changing rapidly. Firms can now look to fund not only the purchase of finished goods, but also the purchase of raw materials along with the funding of their overseas…
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The Changing Face of Invoice Finance

One of the most established and helpful business finance arenas over the last 25 years has surely been the invoice finance marketplace.  The ability for a business to cash in invoices early in order to aid cash flow clearly has a significant and positive impact on our long-term economy. However, one could argue that this…
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The 7 Key Elements of a Development Finance Facility

In the last few years, property development finance in the UK has started to evolve. However it can be difficult to stay on top of all the changing elements, especially if you are not speaking to every possible lender that there is and comparing like for like simultaneously. We will go through the key elements…
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Getting a Business Loan with Bad Credit or Zero Profits

Many businesses believe that if the banks say no to them, it must mean it’s impossible to get a loan. In fact a good number of businesses don’t even bother going to the bank, or trying, because they assume they cannot qualify.  This assumption can be incorrect, as it is not only possible to get…
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The 6 Steps To Take When The Bank Says No

Having a business loan application declined, or being informed that your overdraft has been halved overnight, is not a nice moment in the history of your business.  That crucial cash injection that could make all the difference just will not be approved, or in some cases there is the horrendous surprise when, after years of…
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