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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.

  • In The Press

    Political meddling will not help small firms accessing finance

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  • In The Press

    Are big banks failing small businesses?

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    Call Centres

    A new “earth shattering” research has been released. Call centres have realised that clients get annoyed when they are forced to deal with a call centre and have to communicate with somebody who hasn’t got a clue what they are doing. The research confirms “a good customer experience is essential”. So a number of companies...

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    UBS and You

    It was a catchy marketing phrase: “UBS and you”. Now the question is how does it affect you – what are the repercussions? Yes there will be an investigation and probably more regulation; and yes you, the reader and business owner/entrepreneur will have to pay for it. There will probably be more tightening in lending...

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    Double Dutch or Triple A (AAA)

    Double Dutch is certainly right! Dipping in and out of recession since 2008 – not a lot comes as a surprise anymore – but what is happening to the global economy is certainly Double Dutch. Clearly nobody knows what is going on – the only thing we know is that the ‘clever’ guys, in this...

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    Undercover Survey Finds Banks Really Won't Lend

    An interesting article in the Mail on Sunday and in the September issue of Moneywise magazine by Jenny Little. OK I am little biased because I did provide some input confirming that “Project Merlin has failed. Banks just don’t want to lend to smaller businesses”. However, I would like to make an additional comment. Yes...

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    Double Dutch or Triple A (AAA)?

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    Lenders keep zombie companies alive

    A recent survey by KPMG found that there are now a fair number of so called "zombie companies"; these are basically companies which just about can afford to pay interest but nothing else. Lenders do not want to push those companies any further because they are worried of making provisions on their book and/or having...

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