We’ve just about reached that time of year again when the whole world shuts down for a few weeks. Christmas is a time to relax, kick back and enjoy time with your loved ones, and we’re no exception. This will be our last blog until the new year – so it’s time to take a look at 2019 in finance, and what the new year might bring.
If you had to sum up this year in the financial world, the word to choose would probably be “interesting”. With all the uncertainty around Britain’s future and how exactly Brexit will proceed, if it does at all, it’s understandable that many businesses across the country have been reticent to look at undertaking major projects, and are looking at more conservative options. On the other hand, there’s been a notable subset of businesses who’ve taken the current state of affairs to be an opportunity for them to expand into new spaces whilst their rivals are playing it safe, and are pursuing projects left, right and centre. It’s led to an interesting mix of a variety of businesses looking for finance for every purpose under the sun.
What about ASC this year, then? Well, despite all the uncertainty, we’re still here to make sure that our clients are finding the business finance that they really need. We’ve welcomed some new Regional Directors into the network, allowing us to provide specifically local services all across the UK. Then, of course, we’ve been celebrating our 50th year in business – we don’t know exactly when our birthday is, but a year’s worth of celebrations should cover it!
Nobody really knows what 2020 is going to bring. The potential options are so up in the air they might as well be flying. But we can say one thing – we’re not going anywhere. No matter what the next year brings, we are still going to be out there providing businesses with faster, simpler, better finance.
So we wish you all a very merry Christmas and a happy New Year from everyone here at ASC – we’ll see you in 2020!