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    Meet the ASC Director: Dan Gateshill

    Dan Gateshill is the Regional Director at our Hampshire, Dorset and Isle of Wight office. We asked him a few questions to help you get to know the man behind the desk. How long have you been with ASC? Six and a half years. What makes you a good broker? Feedback from my clients shows...

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  • Business, Finance, Loans, SME

    How to choose the right commercial finance broker for your business

    Working with a commercial finance broker can save you valuable time and may open up deals you couldn’t access independently. Finding the right commercial finance broker can transform your business prospects, but as there are so many to choose from, here are some tips on selecting the right one. What to look for in a...

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  • Banks, Business, Finance, Financial World, Loans, SME

    Does my personal credit score matter if I’m getting a business loan?

    When it comes to commercial mortgages, many business owners wonder whether their personal credit score plays a significant role in the loan approval process. While commercial mortgages differ from personal mortgages in several aspects, your credit score can matter when applying for a commercial mortgage, though it will depend on the type of finance you...

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  • Banks, Business, Finance, Financial World, Loans, Property, SME

    How can you get a business loan through Peer-2-peer funding?

    Peer-to-peer commercial funding, is a form of financing that connects businesses in need of funds with investors who are looking for attractive returns on their investments.  The process typically works as follows:  A business applies for a loan, either directly or through a broker such as ASC, through a peer-to-peer lending platform. The application includes...

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  • Banks, Business, Economy, Finance, Financial World, Loans, SME

    Why do we have bank holidays? When did they first come about? – Everything you wanted to know about the bank holiday!

    Q: What are bank holidays?  A: Bank holidays are public holidays in the United Kingdom that are recognized by banks, government offices, and other businesses. They are days when most businesses and many shops are closed, and many people have the day off work.  Q: Why do we have bank holidays?  A: Bank holidays were...

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  • Banks, Business, Finance, Loans, Property, SME

    What is the difference between open and closed bridging?

    Bridging finance is a short-term loan used to bridge a financial gap between the purchase of a new property and the sale of an existing property. There are two main types of bridging finance; open and closed.  Open Bridging Finance has no set date for the loan to be repaid. This type of bridging finance is...

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  • Banks, Business, Finance, Loans, SME

    Are lenders putting clients under too much pressure to refinance? 

    A lot has changed in the commercial lending market over the last few months. We have seen record rises in interest rates – and lenders have had to quickly change and update their criteria to respond to the changing landscape. One knock-on effect of this has been an increase in the number of lenders who...

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  • Banks, Business, Finance, Financial World, Loans, Property, SME

    Looking for evidence that a broker matters? Almost a third of broker clients have secured finance, despite having been declined elsewhere!

    We often get asked why people should use a broker if they are looking to raise commercial finance. In their recent survey, the @National Association of Commercial Finance Brokers, highlighted one particular statistic which we thought really showed the value of a commercial finance broker. Of all the clients that brokers secured finance for, 29%...

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