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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.

  • 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 News

    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 News

    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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  • Business, Finance, Loans, SME

    How to choose the right commercial finance broker for your business

    Working with a commercial finance broker can save you valuable time and may open up deals you couldn’t access independently. Finding the right commercial finance broker can transform your business prospects, but as there are so many to choose from, here are some tips on selecting the right one. What to look for in a...

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  • Finance

    Options to secure working capital for your business

    As any business owner will tell you, having access to cash flow and working capital is essential to maintain and grow your business. Without adequate working capital, you might struggle to take on new projects, hire additional staff, or pay suppliers. Thankfully, however, several options are available to increase your working capital if your cash...

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  • Banks, Finance

    My bank said no. What next?

    For most small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs), their bank is their first port of call for commercial finance. So what happens when your business needs a loan, and your bank says no? There are many reasons why a bank may reject a loan application, and it’s generally not straightforward to pin down the cause. Your...

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  • Finance

    The differences between secured and unsecured commercial loans 

    Business loans can be categorised as either secured or unsecured loans. The primary difference between the two is the use of collateral: A secured business loan requires collateral in the form of business or personal assets as a guarantee for the lender. An unsecured business loan doesn’t require collateral, but lenders may ask for a...

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