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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, Financial World, Miscellaneous

    What people think Brokers do, versus what we actually do

    We often find that clients and other professionals alike don’t really understand exactly what we do as brokers and how we can support clients on their journey for finance. For a change, and for some fun, we thought we would set the record straight. What people think we do Only forward emails to a lender...

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  • Business, Finance, Loans

    Client Success Story: Securing commercial finance for a client living in Dubai

    ASC always finds innovative ways to do things, and Philip Thompson, ASC Director in Northamptonshire has done just that, helping a client secure finance for his commercial property portfolio with an out the box solution. Mr W has been a client of ASC for many years, so he was already aware of the value Philip can add...

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  • In The Press

    Professional Motor Mechanic: "How Brokers can help garages succeed."

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  • Finance, Loans

    How can short-term finance benefit my business?

    If your business requires short-term funding, then you usually don’t have time to waste. You won’t have the luxury of being able to approach each and every possible lender to find out where you might be able to source the right finance. Short-term finance are business (or sometimes individual) loans, used to finance your business...

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  • Business, SME

    ASC works its magic, UK Citizen looking to secure finance but working in Dubai? ASC can help!

    ASC always finds other ways to get the job done and Philip Thompson, ASC Director in Northamptonshire has helped a client, Mr Wright, secure finance for his commercial property portfolio. Mr Wright has been a client of ASC for many years, so he was already aware of the value Philip can add and how the...

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  • Finance

    Brokers - what are they for?

    If you want milk, you would automatically go to the supermarket, if you need a mechanic for your car you would go to a garage and if you need finance you should go to an independent finance broker. There are ultimately two options if you want to arrange finance; you can do it yourself and...

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  • Finance, Investment, Loans

    What is Asset Finance and how can it help my business?

    In some industries, you may need to purchase a major asset (or a group of assets) be it machinery for manufacturing, or a fleet of vehicles for your everyday business activity. Unsurprisingly, purchases of this type require a high level of upfront expenditure, which depending on the cash flow of your business, you might not...

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  • Business, Finance, Loans

    Case Study: Finance for Dog Kennels and Cattery? ASC has delivered! 

    It is becoming increasingly common for family members to be working together and support each other in business opportunities. That can bring with it its own challenges and in this recent deal, successfully completed by Conrad Robins, ASC Director in Devon, we overcame some of the expected issues and more. A multi-generational family were looking...

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  • Business, Finance, Loans, SME

    So, do you want to grow? The three options a business may have.

    Have you ever looked at your competition and wondered why they are leaving you behind, excelling in product innovation and gaining more market share? Do you want to grow your business?  It is not a myth that it ‘takes money to make money’ and often SMEs struggle to invest in their business to push it...

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  • Business, Loans

    What is Bridging Finance and how can it help my business?

    Bridging Finance can be a useful tool for some businesses; it involves short-term borrowing usually for a specific project. So, what does bridging finance entail? It’s usually provided over a short period of time, at a higher monthly interest rate than a traditional longer-term loan. Lenders usually require a clear exit strategy – usually the...

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