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    30 years supporting local business in Devon and Cornwall!

    ASC Director, Conrad Robins, opened ASC Finance for Business in St Austell in 1990. Today, with offices based in Truro and Exeter, he is celebrating 30 years of helping businesses in Devon and Cornwall raise the finance they need.  We interviewed Conrad and his team to find out more about his work with local business....

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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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  • 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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  • Finance

    50 Not Out!

    Bringing in the New Year was especially sweet for ASC Finance for Business. Having begun raising finance for small businesses in 1969, the end of 2019 marked the end of our 50th year in providing a valuable service to the UK SME community. So, the beginning of 2020 marks the start of the next 50...

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  • Business, Financial World

    ASC are both a local network and a national organisation. Just how do we manage that?

    Here at ASC, we don’t make a secret of the fact that we’re not structured in the same way that many brokers are. In fact, we’re proud of it. But sometimes we get asked about exactly what our structure means for our clients – how do they benefit from it? Well, it’s all down to...

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  • Financial World, SME

    What’s made ASC so successful over the years?

    Here at ASC, we don’t exactly make our age a secret. In fact, we’re proud of it – if you’ve been following us, you’ll have seen many messages about our 50th anniversary. But it does lead to one particular question every now and then – how have we been so successful for so long? When...

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  • Finance, Financial World, SME

    Becoming a broker – your path to happiness?

    There are a lot of benefits to working with ASC. Our personal approach, our wide network of contacts, our dedicated SME focus – these are just some of the reasons small businesses nationwide use ASC to help achieve their dreams. But there is another side to ASC – our Regional Directors themselves! We’re always on...

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  • Financial World

    The world has changed, but our commitment to SMEs hasn’t

    50 years is a long time to be in business. It’s been half a century since Josef Sucharewicz founded ASC in 1969, and in that time, we’ve grown as a business in ways we’d never dreamed. From a one-man band in London to 20 offices nationwide, we’ve helped SMEs find over £1bn of finance in...

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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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