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  • Banks, Finance

    When a bank is selling itself, how can it be financing you?

    It’s a little odd to hear, but banks fairly regularly get sold. Whilst the high-street banks that everybody knows are too big to be bought and sold wholesale, smaller parts of them and other smaller banks are fairly constantly being bought, sold, and traded for various purposes. Now, you might think “so what” to this...

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  • Banks, Finance, Loans

    How many banks are there? So many more than you think.

    If you asked your average business owner to name as many banks as they could think of, we’d bet that they’d struggle to get past 10, and almost definitely wouldn’t hit 20. Once you get past the big high-street banks like Barclays, Lloyds and HSBC, most peoples’ knowledge of banks dries up. This is emblematic...

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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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  • 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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  • Financial World, Loans

    What is a “Personal Service”?

    At ASC, it’s very obvious that we’re proud of our “refreshingly personal service”. You’ll see it mentioned across our website and marketing messages. Keeping things personal is one of the key ASC values, and we make sure it’s practised in every ASC office. This means that sometimes we get asked what we mean by a...

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