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March 2020

Assistance for SMEs affected by the Coronavirus pandemic


As a family-managed business we understand the huge impact the Covid-19 pandemic and subsequent measures enacted are having on UK businesses; as an SME Finance Charter signatory we are proud to continue to do all we can to support SMEs though these difficult trading times. Full details of all the measures the UK Government has [...]

Assistance for SMEs affected by the Coronavirus pandemic2020-03-23T09:00:00+00:00

Covid-19 Update


We continue to monitor the COVID-19 guidance very closely and are following recommendations on health and safety for all our staff.  We want you to know that we have a business continuity plan in place and remain very much open for business. We will continue to underwrite each finance request on a case by case [...]

Covid-19 Update2020-03-19T08:30:00+00:00

January 2020

Asset refinance – a fast and easy way to raise cash


Traditional asset finance - hire purchase or leasing - is a well known and understood way of acquiring equipment whilst spreading the cost to preserve cash flow. But what many businesses are unaware of is how asset refinance - raising cash by using the equipment the business already has - can quickly and easily provide [...]

Asset refinance – a fast and easy way to raise cash2020-01-06T09:15:00+00:00

October 2019

Supporting businesses whatever Brexit brings


With less than a month to go until the current Brexit deadline businesses currently face a growing 'perfect storm' of conditions. The continuing political uncertainty around Brexit - which in turn creates general economic uncertainty because there is still no definitive answer on the economic rules and regulations businesses will have to comply with - [...]

Supporting businesses whatever Brexit brings2019-10-07T09:00:18+01:00

September 2019

Use your existing assets to boost cashflow


With memories of summer already beginning to fade many business owners are returning to work to find that the holiday period has resulted in a cash flow crunch. For small businesses in particular, the summer months can place additional pressure on cash flow. Staff take time off, which has an impact on the ability of [...]

Use your existing assets to boost cashflow2019-09-09T09:00:58+01:00

May 2019

Getting your cash flow ready for summer


With summer nearly here (or has it already been given the weather in February and at Easter!) people will be looking forward to the 2 May bank holidays and forward to time off in the summer. For any business, this means planning staff absences and ensuring that products and services continue to be supplied and [...]

Getting your cash flow ready for summer2019-05-01T10:00:04+01:00

April 2019

Brexit: How is it impacting your business?


Having secured a 2 week extension, the UK is now set to leave the EU by the 12th April, prolonging the economic uncertainty faced by UK businesses. Uncertainty dampens business investment, stifles growth and lowers output. Whilst we've seen growing businesses continuing to invest in new or replacement equipment, we've also heard from and supported [...]

Brexit: How is it impacting your business?2019-04-01T08:45:30+01:00

March 2019

Brexit: Dealing with uncertainty


As I write the UK is less than 30 days away from it's scheduled departure from the EU. What this looks like and in what way we will leave (deal, no-deal) is yet to be finalised with politicians from across the political spectrum unable to agree on the way forward. It's a cliche but there's [...]

Brexit: Dealing with uncertainty2019-03-05T12:26:35+00:00

January 2019

Increased Annual Investment Allowance


The start of 2019 brings with it a delayed Christmas present from the Chancellor - as of 1st January 2019 the Annual Investment Allowance has been temporarily increased. The Annual Investment Allowance allows businesses to invest in qualifying equipment* and benefit from the ability to write off 100% of that investment against their taxable profits in the [...]

Increased Annual Investment Allowance2019-01-02T09:57:07+00:00

November 2018

Why using asset finance can be cheaper than using your own money


We were recently asked to look at providing some asset refinance for a potential customer in order to pay off an expensive short term revolving credit facility they had taken out (basically a credit card-like facility). We reviewed the information, appraised the equipment and were able to make an offer without Personal Guarantees within 48 [...]

Why using asset finance can be cheaper than using your own money2018-11-01T09:30:35+00:00
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