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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.

  • Finance, Property, Property development

    Property development finance options

    Whether you’re looking to begin a large-scale property development project or plan to expand your buy-to-let property portfolio, you’ll probably need property finance to realise your ambitions. Property development finance funds residential, commercial or mixed-use property development. Several options are available, and as the choice can be overwhelming, here’s an outline of some possibilities. Five...

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  • ASC Newsletters

    Meet the ASC Director: John Fuchs

    John Fuchs is the Regional Director at our Nottinghamshire and Leicestershire office. We asked him a few questions to help you get to know the man behind the desk. How long have you been with ASC? Six years. What makes you a good broker? Of an age where I have experienced more financial calamities, banking...

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  • Business

    Buying a business? Five useful lessons you should learn

    Every entrepreneur will face unique challenges when buying a business, but there are some real-life lessons that you can learn in advance. To support you in your buying journey,  this article – from the world’s leading platform for buying and selling businesses – will explore five helpful lessons every entrepreneur should understand and internalise. You may...

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  • Business, Property

    Why purchase a buy-to-let property via a limited company?

    Buying a buy-to-let property through a limited company has become increasingly popular in recent times. According to estate agent Hamptons, 74% of all buy-to-let purchases in 2023 have been made via a limited company, up from 68% last year and 41% in 2015. This strategy can have certain advantages that may make it a preferred...

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  • Banks, Finance, Loans

    Securing finance without trading accounts

    Securing finance without trading accounts can be a chicken-and-egg situation. You need finance to start trading, but you can’t get finance without accounts proving the business has been successfully trading. However, all is not lost. With the help of a professional, it’s possible to convince a lender that your business is credit-worthy. For example, The...

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  • ASC Newsletters

    Meet the ASC Director: Steve Bealing

    Steve Bealing is the Regional Director at our Surrey office. We asked him a few questions to help you get to know the man behind the desk. How long have you been with ASC? 13 years. What makes you a good broker? Two things make me a good broker. Firstly, I take the time to...

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  • Banks, Economy, Finance

    Buying a business – how accessible is bank finance?

    Last autumn’s market turmoil and the subsequent 14 consecutive base rate rises by the Bank of England have dramatically changed the commercial lending landscape compared to 12 months ago. So, if you’re considering buying or expanding a business, how likely will you get bank finance? Here’s how the UK bank lending market is currently looking:...

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  • Business, Finance, Loans, Property, Property development

    The role of bridging finance in property development and investment 

    Bridging finance is a short-term loan (typically 12 months or less) that provides an immediate cash boost. Bridging finance plays a crucial role in property development and investment by providing short-term capital to bridge funding gaps or facilitate property transactions. This form of financing is favourable when traditional forms of financing, such as bank loans,...

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  • ASC Newsletters

    Meet the ASC Director: Dan Gateshill

    Dan Gateshill is the Regional Director at our Hampshire, Dorset and Isle of Wight office. We asked him a few questions to help you get to know the man behind the desk. How long have you been with ASC? Six and a half years. What makes you a good broker? Feedback from my clients shows...

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  • Business, Finance, Loans

    How to finance your business purchase

    If you’re looking to purchase a business and need financing to make it happen, there are numerous ways to fund your business acquisition. It can be a complex process, but with careful planning and consideration, you can secure the necessary funds to acquire your desired business. Here’s a summary of the common methods for financing...

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