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  • Banks, Economy, Finance

    Buying a business – how accessible is bank finance?

    Last autumn’s market turmoil and the subsequent 14 consecutive base rate rises by the Bank of England have dramatically changed the commercial lending landscape compared to 12 months ago. So, if you’re considering buying or expanding a business, how likely will you get bank finance? Here’s how the UK bank lending market is currently looking:...

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  • Business, Finance, Loans, Property, Property development

    The role of bridging finance in property development and investment 

    Bridging finance is a short-term loan (typically 12 months or less) that provides an immediate cash boost. Bridging finance plays a crucial role in property development and investment by providing short-term capital to bridge funding gaps or facilitate property transactions. This form of financing is favourable when traditional forms of financing, such as bank loans,...

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  • Finance

    Options to secure working capital for your business

    As any business owner will tell you, having access to cash flow and working capital is essential to maintain and grow your business. Without adequate working capital, you might struggle to take on new projects, hire additional staff, or pay suppliers. Thankfully, however, several options are available to increase your working capital if your cash...

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  • Banks, Finance

    My bank said no. What next?

    For most small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs), their bank is their first port of call for commercial finance. So what happens when your business needs a loan, and your bank says no? There are many reasons why a bank may reject a loan application, and it’s generally not straightforward to pin down the cause. Your...

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

    A Short Guide to Refinancing a Commercial Loan

    If your business has a commercial loan, then you should regularly consider whether refinancing can help improve your financial situation. It could provide you with the opportunity to secure improved terms or achieve specific objectives. However, it’s important to approach refinancing with careful consideration. In this short guide, we have outlined the key factors to...

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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, Property, SME

    Where does the saying “Cash is King” actually come from?

    The saying “cash is king” is a common phrase used in the financial world. It means that cash (or liquid assets that can be easily converted into cash) are the most valuable assets to have, especially in times of uncertainty.  The origins of the phrase are not clear, but it has been used in the financial...

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

    Why you should consider buying a business!

    A lot of people aspire to be their own boss – one way of doing this is to look at buying your own business.  Buying a business can be daunting, but it can also be a smart investment decision, and there can be specific benefits to business ownership. If you’re considering buying a business, it’s...

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  • Business, Finance, Loans

    What’s your New Years Resolution for your Business?

    2023 is here. Have you made a new year’s resolution for your business? Maybe this is the year where you undertake that next project, reorganise your finances, or bring on more staff. Whatever your dreams and goals are, it is important that if you have a target for your business, that it is something achievable....

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