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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.

  • ASC Newsletters, Finance, Financial World

    AI and Fintech – Can you trust a computer with your loan?

    There’s a strong argument being made to start leaving many major finance decisions to AI. An AI can react faster, spot trends sooner and analyse more data than any human – it’s easy to see why it’s a sensible decision. But is this wise for the broking world, where personality can mean so much? Fintech...

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  • ASC Newsletters, Financial World, SME

    Do small businesses really need to get bigger? How business expansion factors into finance.

    Every business needs finance. It’s practically a fact of a business owner’s life. At some point, your business will want to grow, and you’ll need the funds to make it happen. However, there’s a prevailing myth about what comes with finance that we’d like to talk about. That myth is the idea that every business...

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  • ASC Newsletters, Financial World, Loans

    What does it mean to “know” a bank? How brokers and bankers do business together.

    At ASC, we’re proud of knowing our lenders. We think we have a right to be – not many brokers have 50 years of experience doing business. So, where some might only know the banks that won’t lend, we know the banks that will. But what exactly does “knowing” a bank mean? How does it...

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  • ASC Newsletters, Financial World, Loans, Property, SME

    A Manufactured Issue – Financing Medium Businesses

    Here at ASC, we write a lot about the work we do with small businesses. When you work in the SME sector, it’s a reasonable thing to do – 95% of companies in the UK have fewer than 5 staff. However, just because the majority of businesses are small, it doesn’t mean that we should...

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  • ASC Newsletters, Loans, SME

    These are uncertain times – but you can be sure of your finance. The ASC Summer Newsletter 2019

    There’s an air of uncertainty across the UK business world at the moment. After everything that has happened in the last few months, no business is really sure what’s going to happen next, and what the future of the business world will look like. What does this mean for small businesses? Well it can be...

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  • Finance, Financial World, Loans

    Variety is the spice of life – you have more options than you think!

    When people think finance, they tend to default to a small, set series of options. Ask your average business owner what they think of as “finance”, and you’ll get one of two answers most of the time – a secured business loan, or a mortgage. It’s easy to see why – they’re the “standard” options...

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  • In The Press

    Leasehold businesses can still find finance. Have a look at our article with Daltons Business to see how.

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  • 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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