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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.

  • ASC Newsletters, Banks, Loans

    You can’t access the experts – that doesn’t mean they don’t exist.

    No matter which way you cut it, finance is a specialist industry. You need specific knowledge and years of experience to properly navigate the financial world and find the right products. It’s one of the reasons we’re so emphatic that any business looking for finance has a broker. However, even in specialised fields, some are...

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  • In The Press

    There are a few main categories that banks look at - here's our article in Electrical Times talking about how that impacts electricians!

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  • Business, Loans

    There are hurdles in any finance process. Here are some common ones to watch out for, so you can be prepared!

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  • Business, Economy, Loans

    Business Loans don’t always mean expansion – they can be whatever you make them!

    There’s a common belief in the business world that if a company is looking for finance, they’re looking to get bigger. Bigger premises, more staff, more orders, more clients, the works; after all, if you’re not growing larger, are you actually moving your business forward? Well, this week we’d like to address this topic and...

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  • Finance, Loans

    Finance has more options than you can shake a stick at – here are a few you might not have heard of!

    When we say that the finance world is vast, we’re not being flippant. Finance is an ever-growing world, and new options to find the loan you need are being created and tested constantly. With such a vast array of ever-changing options to get the funds you need, it’s perhaps not surprising that most businesses only...

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  • Business, Loans

    Did you know you could use your pension for commercial property finance? Our latest ASC Infographic outlines SIPP Finance.

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  • Banks, Business, Finance, Loans

    We all know the bank managers have disappeared. But where did they go?

    In the “old days”, getting a loan was perhaps a simpler task. You went to the bank, you asked for an appointment with the manager, and got yourself booked in. Then you came back at your allotted timeslot, presented your business plan, and if the manager liked the idea, then they gave you the money...

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  • Business, Financial World

    ASC are both a local network and a national organisation. Just how do we manage that?

    Here at ASC, we don’t make a secret of the fact that we’re not structured in the same way that many brokers are. In fact, we’re proud of it. But sometimes we get asked about exactly what our structure means for our clients – how do they benefit from it? Well, it’s all down to...

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  • Financial World, SME

    What’s made ASC so successful over the years?

    Here at ASC, we don’t exactly make our age a secret. In fact, we’re proud of it – if you’ve been following us, you’ll have seen many messages about our 50th anniversary. But it does lead to one particular question every now and then – how have we been so successful for so long? When...

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  • Finance, Loans

    Payments on your loan can be a confusing prospect. Our new ASC Infographic helps explain your options.

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