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The ASC Finance for Business Blog – 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.

  • Business, Financial World

    Funds, safe and sound – Why you need to be sure of Security in Finance

    Businesses are, by their nature, volatile creatures. Location, the economy and even the time of the year can serious affect a businesses’ fortunes, and nowhere is this truer than in the SME world. A small business doesn’t have the safety nets that major corporations do, and a turn in the financial winds can easily spell...

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  • Finance, Financial World, SME

    Becoming a broker – your path to happiness?

    There are a lot of benefits to working with ASC. Our personal approach, our wide network of contacts, our dedicated SME focus – these are just some of the reasons small businesses nationwide use ASC to help achieve their dreams. But there is another side to ASC – our Regional Directors themselves! We’re always on...

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  • Financial World

    The world has changed, but our commitment to SMEs hasn’t

    50 years is a long time to be in business. It’s been half a century since Josef Sucharewicz founded ASC in 1969, and in that time, we’ve grown as a business in ways we’d never dreamed. From a one-man band in London to 20 offices nationwide, we’ve helped SMEs find over £1bn of finance in...

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  • Financial World

    Keeping the “Human Touch”

    Finance is getting more technical. It’s an undeniable fact. Computing, coding and “Fintech” have meant that over the last 20 years, finance has become less about pen, paper and handshakes, and more about computers, keyboards and algorithms. This isn’t necessarily a bad thing – the rise of computing and automated systems has made finding finance...

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  • Finance, Financial World

    Finance Myths Dispelled

    We were honoured to recently publish a piece in PMM magazine talking about some of the most common myths about finance we see when helping SMEs with loans. So, if you’re a small business owner and are wondering: Where can you actually get finance from? How do you navigate the complicated finance process? What do...

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  • Finance, Loans, Property

    What does success mean?

    We talk a lot about our “successful track record” at ASC. We’re proud of it – we don’t know any other brokers who have been successfully helping SMEs find finance for more than five decades. But what does that success actually mean? How have we actually helped businesses start, grow and thrive through finding them...

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  • Finance, Financial World, SME

    Opportunities need funds – we’re here to provide them

    The biggest tragedy that any business faces is having to turn down opportunities. Having the chance to grow your business, but not being able to take it, is disheartening for any business owner. Unfortunately, it’s a situation that’s been on the rise in recent years – according to some recently released research, 55% of small...

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  • Business, Finance, Financial World

    Business is tough – let us make it easy!

    One client source that’s often overlooked in finance is referrals. Business finance is built on trust – the client needs to trust that the broker knows what he is doing. The broker also needs to trust that the client has given them the right information. This makes word of mouth a powerful tool for driving...

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  • Finance, Financial World, Loans

    It Pays to Shop Local

    Like any sector, the finance world has lenders of all shapes and sizes. From massive multinational banks to smaller, more local lenders, there are over 300 different funding sources available for a business looking for finance in the UK. But not all lenders are created equal – depending on where you are, and what exactly...

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  • Business, Financial World, Loans

    Going for Broke(r)

    Last week, we talked about the importance of finding the right lender for your business. This week, we’re going to tell you about an equally important part of finding a loan – your broker. Now, let’s be honest here – it might seem self-serving for a broking firm to tell you that their services are...

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