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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.

  • Business, Loans, SME

    How to maximise your chances of receiving finance - 3 tips for the best applications

    So, you need additional financing for your business? With lenders receiving 1000s of applications a year, it is crucial that to be receive the highest level of consideration, your application stands out. Indeed, the quality of applications that lenders receive from different brokers is not always the finest and that impacts how they view any...

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  • Business, Finance, Government

    Using a broker can increase your chances of CBILS success by 33%!

    The Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme is in high demand. According to news stories, as of mid-April over 300,000 firms had made enquiries about accessing funds through the scheme. But only 6,020 had been drawn down. Whilst the coverage has been somewhat critical of the scheme, small business owners must be wondering how they maximise...

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  • Business

    Commercial property auctions head online in response to COVID-19

    Some areas of the commercial property market are feeling the strain due to the effects of the coronavirus. However, despite some lenders being more cautious and increased difficulty in undertaking valuations, there are some aspects of the market that continue to prosper. One such example is commercial property auctions. Auctioneers, which had already run a...

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  • Business, Finance, SME

    CBILS is adapting – How that can assist your business

    As businesses face significant financial pressures, we understand that it is a difficult time and you might not find it comforting if you have read about some potential flaws with the Government’s Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme in the press. While the CBILS has drawn some criticism, it is still a useful tool for some businesses....

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  • Business, Finance

    Why do our clients use ASC?

    We can tell you all the reasons why business people like you choose to use ASC to assist with raising business finance. We can point you to examples of the loans we have successfully raised over the last 50 years, and we can highlight the refreshingly personal service you will receive. But ultimately, why should...

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  • Banks, Loans, SME

    Raising business funding today - More than just CBILS

    The Government’s Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS) has received plenty of press in recent weeks. It has provided an opportunity for some business to receive finance which they might not otherwise have been able to access. The scheme has also come into some criticism (which we won’t get into here). But there are other...

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  • Banks, Economy, Government, Loans

    Update to the emergency loans scheme

    Last night the Government announced some upcoming changes to the CBILS loan scheme aimed at supporting small businesses during the coronavirus lock down. The details of the changes, are still to be outlined, but the key points which were announced are: Preventing banks from requiring personal guarantees for loans under £250,000 Removing the restriction that...

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  • Finance

    Why a broker is like a travel agent

    Who would you trust to get the right deal on a flight? A one-off customer who logs into an airline’s website, or A travel agent, booking hundreds of flights a year who can speak to a senior member of staff, and knows how the system works? Most of you would understandably say B. And commercial...

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  • Business, Finance, Financial World, Loans

    ASC Update - Covid 19

    Dear all, 95% of business might be impacted by the Coronavirus, with the majority hit by uncertainty or decreased demand. We understand that this is a challenging time for small businesses, and that despite everything you still have a business to look after. We wanted to ensure you that ASC are still here to support...

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