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  • Banks, Business, Loans, SME

    Looking for a business loan? Look no further.

    It’s not unusual, at all, and at some point, many businesses will need finance. Whether for small things such as office works through to major business expansions, partnership buyouts, or even the initial costs of starting up a business, business finance can be for any number of things. At ASC, we pride ourselves on our...

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  • Banks, Finance, Investment, Loans

    Do you know the difference between serviced monthly, rolled up, and retained interest?

    Interest rates are the main cost of borrowing money. When you borrow money from a lender you are expected to pay back the amount that you borrowed, plus the interest on the amount borrowed. The number of different interest rates available when borrowing can be confusing, and varied. The types of interest rates on commercial...

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  • Banks, Loans, Property

    Why a broker is like your back-up parachute!

    Do I need a finance broker? Can’t I just speak to my bank myself? Well in theory you can. If your bank has the time to speak to you, and you approach the right bank, and you are able to speak to a decision maker etc. etc.  A broker is not always a necessity for...

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  • Banks, Economy, Financial World, Loans

    Banks are making it difficult to get finance – is there another way?

    A survey last week by the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Fair Business Banking looked into the main High Street Lenders and whether they were open or closed to providing SMEs with the Government’s Bounce Back Loans. In particular, whether they were open to helping customers who were not currently their clients. The results might...

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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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  • Loans

    How to find a commercial lender that works for you and your business?

    Did you know that there are over 300 banks and 45 additional building societies in the UK? That’s quite a lot! So how do you know which lender is the right one for you and your business? At ASC we offer a refreshingly personal service for business owners. This is an experience that may not always be received...

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  • ASC Newsletters, Banks, Economy, Finance

    Bank Managers are people too – never forget that!

    We’re going to open this article up with a story straight from the archives. Once upon a time, we knew a bank manager who would never finance a baker. A middling pub with decent financials? He’d consider it. A leasehold manufacturer looking to buy its freehold? He’d make an informed decision. A freehold bakery, with...

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  • In The Press

    There are a few main categories that banks look at - here's our article in Electrical Times talking about how that impacts electricians!

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  • Finance, Loans

    Payments on your loan can be a confusing prospect. Our new ASC Infographic helps explain your options.

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  • Banks

    Lenders, Lenders everywhere – which one is right for you?

    If you had to name every lender in the UK, do you think you could? We doubt it. When most people think of “lenders”, what they’re really thinking of is high-street banks. It’s certainly possible to name all of those, but at most that’s going to be around 20-25 different lenders. This might seem like...

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