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A collection of our thoughts, opinions, (and sometimes general musings) on everything to do with all aspects of business finance, commercial finance, small businesses, and general news about ASC Finance for Business.

  • Finance, Loans

    What interest rate can I borrow at?

    A simple question, but when it comes to commercial finance, it is not one which comes with a simple answer. But we understand how important it is to know what the answer to the question is before you start looking at whether or not it is worth you considering raising business finance. The truthful answer...

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  • Business, Economy, SME

    Who has had time to think about Brexit?!

    This time last year, we asked in our newsletter if anyone knew what was going on in the UK – we’d had a year of turbulent politics and we imagined that the year ahead would make for ‘interesting times’ – but as it turned out – for all the wrong reasons! Much of 2020 has...

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  • Business, Economy, Finance

    Don’t wait until a cash crunch to keep your business buoyant

    In August, the Office for National Statistics officially declared that the UK was technically in a recession for the first time in 11 years, although bounce back figures show that recovery may now be under way. What does recession mean for SME’s? Whilst Covid-19 may inspire the UK government to talk about aspirations for a...

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  • Business, Economy

    Is now the right time to start a business? We can help you get the finance.

    There is no doubt that we are now in the throes of a recession. With 150,000 jobs shed in June and July, and a further 58,000 in August, workers will be considering their options for the future carefully. However, tough economic climates can enable and encourage entrepreneurs to start new business and be in control...

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  • Business, Economy

    Business is Booming…for some.

    There are a number of sectors in the UK that are booming, even during these unusual times. Over the summer, we saw a remarkable bounce back of the property sector and, as taking a foreign holiday turned into a game of Russian roulette, many holiday homes and hotels in the United Kingdom find themselves booked...

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  • Business

    Could invoice discounting be right for your business?

    There are many types of finance available out there from a multitude of different lenders. Not all products offer a solution for every eventuality. Take this situation: when a business is faced with a shortfall of working capital or wants to expand and requires some funds to help improve their cash position, could invoice discounting...

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  • In The Press

    The virtues of Bounce Back Loans discussed in PrintWeek Magazine

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  • Property

    Investment flourishing in property hotspots

    There are plenty of regions across the UK where property is booming. ,For investors, the time to buy could be now. One significant area of growth is Manchester, which, with a thriving economy, is undergoing a property transformation. With the city centre’s population set to increase by as much as 50% in the next 5...

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  • Banks

    What’s your bank manager’s name? Any idea?

    If we were to ask a business owner this question ten years ago. We’d have got an immediate answer. But now, I’m not so sure that many people know off the top of their heads. Previously the relationship with the bank manager was key to any business’ success. They knew your business and they knew...

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