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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.

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    Do we not deserve more than second best?

    With Banks and Supermarkets having extensive product lines, high volume of sales and low individual service they have grown to an extent where their customer service has fallen behind and their shopping experience can be less than perfect to say the least. Supermarkets economies of scale ensure they offer the cheapest price on food and...

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    Deals, Deals, Deals - Finance for Business can be arranged

    If you read the newspapers and listen to the politicians you might be forgiven for believing that it is all doom and gloom but whatever the economic climate – business must go on! It’s a good time to focus again on your business Every business needs finance – Finance for Expansion, for Acquisition or to...

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  • In The Press

    HSBC cuts loan rates for small businesses that hire

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    Companies fail to tap potential of invoice financing

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    Beyond banks in search of funds

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    The anatomy of a crime

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    The Government has fixed it - we can all go home

    Why have I not read one positive article about the compromise riddled content of Project Merlin? All commentators seem to grasp that the details on the ground contradict the political statements. The details are simple; the banks have restrictive lending criteria, apply red tape wherever possible and cherry pick. Having said this it is not...

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    WANTED! - The good old fashioned business bank manager!

    Whilst we all advocate progress, some changes are not as useful as others. Many banks have had to restructure their operations, so if you need finance for your business you may encounter the following scenario: Talking to a 19 year old specialist “business banker” who has limited experience of business Speak to someone who asks...

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    Number of new regulations in Britain at record high

    I was asked to comment on Regulation by FMWF (Financial Mail Woman’s Forum) relating the Story the “Number of new regulations in Britain at record high”. Here is what I said: “It is a can of worms. A good idea on the political level often cannot be implemented on the front line. Everything is now...

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    You're set for a happy business year as new lenders join the ASC panel

    Happy New Year to you – may it be full of great fortune and success. Who says there aren’t any new lenders? – We have just set up a new special relationship with a very reputable asset based lender – and: they deliver! So in cases where you can’t use a property as security, we...

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