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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.

  • Business, Finance, Financial World

    What is a broker and how can one help my business?

    For the past year, SMEs across the nation have had to adapt to all the new changes and challenges presented to them in many forms. For most, that means it has been quite difficult to plan for the future. With things leveling off, SMEs are now starting to make and even implement plans for future...

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  • Investment, Property

    Can I use a SIPP to invest in commercial property?

    What is a SIPP? The self-invested personal pensions (SIPP) are designed for people that want to manage their own pension funds. SIPPS can provide a cheap, flexible and straightforward way to save for your retirement. SIPPs are primarily for those who don’t want a pension company deciding how their pension savings are invested and prefer...

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  • Business, Finance

    Can my business benefit from Invoice Finance?

    A few weeks ago, we wrote to explain what invoice financing is and how it works (here in case you missed it). Have you thought about Invoice Discounting? In our experience, clients don’t think about it often enough. Below are some reasons why invoice financing would be something for your business to think more carefully...

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  • Business, Finance, Loans

    How do I know if my business needs external finance?

    The short answer here is that it can be hard to know. Only 36% of SME’s utilise external finance, and in our experience not as many business owners are as aware of how a cash injection can help them. What signs are there that raising some finance could help you? Well, these will vary, but...

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  • Business, Finance, Loans, SME

    Could funding be what your business needs for the future?

    For the past year SMEs across the nation have had to adapt to all the new changes and challenges presented to them in many forms due to the pandemic. For most that means it’s been quite difficult to plan for the future. With things levelling off, SMEs are now starting to make and even implement...

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  • Finance, Loans

    What are the advantages of Invoice Financing for my business?

    Invoice financing is a term you might have heard without necessarily knowing what it is and how it can help you. There are broadly two types of invoice finance available; invoice factoring and invoice discounting, and both are efficient depending on the situation where it applies to. Invoice Discounting enables businesses to gain instant access to...

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  • Government, Housing, Investment, Property

    Have you heard about the new tax rules on Buy-to-Let properties?

    A record new 41,700 new buy-to-let limited companies were formed in 2020, and 2021 looking no different due to the new regulations in place having landlords looking at other options to reduce taxes. There have been a few important rule changes this year and recently, which include: Tax relief on buy-to-let mortgages: this one won’t...

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  • Investment, Property

    What do I need to start a new Property Development Project?

    To become a property developer, you need to do extensive research and factor in many different things. Our six steps to success are below: Creating a business plan: set out in detail what you would like to do with your business (Target market, Property types, Timescales, Costs) Buy-to-let vs buy-to-sell: Buy-to-let may take continued maintenance...

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  • Finance, Loans, Property

    Are you a property developer? What should you do to get finance?

    Although the past year has had its difficulties, market confidence is now slowly growing again, fuelled by the vaccination programme and the easing of restrictions. There are a few points which developers should pay attention to when taking their projects forward, and they include: Increase loan terms due to potential delays: although the industry did...

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  • Finance, Loans, Property

    Can I become a property developer?

    As a start, what does it mean? Property development means purchasing a property, developing it through renovations, and then selling it on for a profit or renting it out to tenants. Often, developers will look for cheaper properties so they can be improved through new furnishings, repairs, or maintenance. Is it a good plan? Well,...

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