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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.

  • Financial World

    Keeping the “Human Touch”

    Finance is getting more technical. It’s an undeniable fact. Computing, coding and “Fintech” have meant that over the last 20 years, finance has become less about pen, paper and handshakes, and more about computers, keyboards and algorithms. This isn’t necessarily a bad thing – the rise of computing and automated systems has made finding finance...

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  • Finance, Financial World

    Finance Myths Dispelled

    We were honoured to recently publish a piece in PMM magazine talking about some of the most common myths about finance we see when helping SMEs with loans. So, if you’re a small business owner and are wondering: Where can you actually get finance from? How do you navigate the complicated finance process? What do...

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  • Finance, Loans, Property

    What does success mean?

    We talk a lot about our “successful track record” at ASC. We’re proud of it – we don’t know any other brokers who have been successfully helping SMEs find finance for more than five decades. But what does that success actually mean? How have we actually helped businesses start, grow and thrive through finding them...

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  • In The Press

    In case you missed it, we have been working with PMM magazine - here is our article on dispelling finance myths for the garage world!

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  • Finance, Financial World, SME

    Opportunities need funds – we’re here to provide them

    The biggest tragedy that any business faces is having to turn down opportunities. Having the chance to grow your business, but not being able to take it, is disheartening for any business owner. Unfortunately, it’s a situation that’s been on the rise in recent years – according to some recently released research, 55% of small...

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  • Business, Finance, Financial World

    Business is tough – let us make it easy!

    One client source that’s often overlooked in finance is referrals. Business finance is built on trust – the client needs to trust that the broker knows what he is doing. The broker also needs to trust that the client has given them the right information. This makes word of mouth a powerful tool for driving...

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  • Finance, Financial World, Loans

    It Pays to Shop Local

    Like any sector, the finance world has lenders of all shapes and sizes. From massive multinational banks to smaller, more local lenders, there are over 300 different funding sources available for a business looking for finance in the UK. But not all lenders are created equal – depending on where you are, and what exactly...

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  • Business, Financial World, Loans

    Going for Broke(r)

    Last week, we talked about the importance of finding the right lender for your business. This week, we’re going to tell you about an equally important part of finding a loan – your broker. Now, let’s be honest here – it might seem self-serving for a broking firm to tell you that their services are...

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  • Banks, Finance, Loans

    Bad Lender, Bad Loan, Bad Luck

    The lender is the linchpin of every finance deal. This might seem like a stupid statement to make – of course business finance relies on the person who provides the money! But what we mean isn’t that you need a lender to make a loan – it’s that you need the right lender to get...

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  • ASC Newsletters, Banks, Finance, Financial World

    The Search for a Loan – What’s right for You?

    A “loan” is a simple word, but it encompasses a multitude of financial options so wide that an inexperienced viewer can easily get lost. Trying to find the right loan can be confusing, and we’d never recommend looking without a specialist who can sort the bewildering array of options into something more palatable. With so...

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