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  • Economy, Financial World, SME

    Uncertain Economy? The perfect time for expansion!

    If you had a chance to read our Newsletter last week, you’ll have seen us talking about how the world’s in a bit of a bind at the moment. With the economic situation uncertain and many businesses suffering, what’s a SME to do? Well, here’s an interesting idea – rather than trying to “hunker down”...

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  • Financial World

    The world has changed, but our commitment to SMEs hasn’t

    50 years is a long time to be in business. It’s been half a century since Josef Sucharewicz founded ASC in 1969, and in that time, we’ve grown as a business in ways we’d never dreamed. From a one-man band in London to 20 offices nationwide, we’ve helped SMEs find over £1bn of finance in...

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  • Finance, Financial World

    Finance Myths Dispelled

    We were honoured to recently publish a piece in PMM magazine talking about some of the most common myths about finance we see when helping SMEs with loans. So, if you’re a small business owner and are wondering: Where can you actually get finance from? How do you navigate the complicated finance process? What do...

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  • Finance, Loans, Property

    What does success mean?

    We talk a lot about our “successful track record” at ASC. We’re proud of it – we don’t know any other brokers who have been successfully helping SMEs find finance for more than five decades. But what does that success actually mean? How have we actually helped businesses start, grow and thrive through finding them...

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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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  • Banks, Finance, Loans

    Bad Lender, Bad Loan, Bad Luck

    The lender is the linchpin of every finance deal. This might seem like a stupid statement to make – of course business finance relies on the person who provides the money! But what we mean isn’t that you need a lender to make a loan – it’s that you need the right lender to get...

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  • ASC Newsletters, Business, Financial World, SME

    Is Bigger Really Better? The Advantages of Small Business

    Money makes the world go ‘round. It’s an old adage, but one that often holds true. In many scenarios, the more money you have, the better you’ll do. It’s tempting to apply this across the business world as well – a big company with more money to throw around is bound to produce a better...

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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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