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  • Finance, SME

    Why it pays to use the right broker

    Do I really need a broker if I’m looking for business finance? Of course, if you ask us, as a commercial finance broker, we would give you a resounding “yes”! However, we truly believe that using a broker is the better option for a business looking to find finance. Why? The world of commercial finance...

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  • Business, Finance

    Variety is key – you have more options than you think!

    When people think finance, they tend to consider a small, group of options. After all, they only know the types of finance which they might have come across or read about. For example, an unsecured loan, or a commercial mortgage. But there might be many more avenues of finance available to them. But if the...

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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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  • ASC Newsletters, Financial World, Loans

    Finding Finance – how much research should you do?

    Finance is a world in which knowledge is power. There are thousands of options to consider – finance can be tailored to fit almost any viable business. It’s one of the big reasons why we’re so emphatic in our view that you should always use a broker. It’s a broker’s job to research those options...

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  • ASC Newsletters, Financial World

    An Honest Professional, or a Boring Paper-Pusher? What makes a good broker?

    At ASC, we talk a lot about how we’re the right kind of broker. But what makes a good SME broker? What do you need when running a brokerage in order to provide SMEs with the service they need? 1.      Perspective and Knowledge One of the most important things you can have is a sound...

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  • Finance, Financial World

    Specialisation, Yes. Restrictions, No.

    At ASC, we know what we can do, and what we can’t. We’re specialised commercial, business and property finance brokers, and we stick to what we know best. In the finance broking world, specialisation is key. Just like how different types of finance have different requirements from lenders, they need different skillsets in a broker....

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  • Financial World

    A Tool Like No Other

    What’s the most useful tool you use at your job? It’s a simple question, but not a simple answer. To some it might be as easy as a stapler, or a craftsman’s multi-tool. For others it might be some high-tech program that automates various tasks, or even just their computer itself. However, one set of...

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  • Financial World

    Experience and Understanding – Always Necessary!

    Nobody knows a business like its accountant. Their knowledge of a business’ books and finances means they have a better understanding of the exact situation a business is in than any other employee. This puts them in a unique position when it comes to business finance – their understanding of a business means they can...

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