- 03 Dec
UK Ombudsman Proposals For Banking And Finance Complaints
UK Finance, the trade association for the UK banking and finance industry, which was formed on the 1st of July 2017, has announced proposals to increase SMEs access to independent ombudsman services.
Invoice Finance Complaints
Any SMEs with invoice finance related complaints should see our advice regarding invoice finance complaints.
UK Finance Ombudsman Proposals
SMEs could soon have banking and finance disputes resolved, and dealt with, via a binding process, through the Alternative Dispute Resolution arrangements (ADR).
UK finance plans to extend the Financial Ombudsman Service (FOS) to some 99.5% of SMEs, to provide independent complaints review with the ability to make awards for redress of up to £600,000. These will be binding on the financial provider involved.
The UK finance proposal is to provide a voluntary ombudsman service for any SME’s not eligible to use FOS.
The proposals also include a process to review any unresolved SME complaints that have been made since 2008.
UK Finance plans to establish a steering group, to start work from December 2018, aiming to implement the voluntary ombudsman arrangements by September 2019.
This development is apparently in agreement with a number of banks: Barclays, CYBG, Danske Bank, HSBC UK, Lloyds, Royal Bank Of Scotland (RBS) and Santander UK.
- 29 Nov
DIY Debt Collection - How To Collect An Unpaid Debt
We are sometimes asked for help collecting overdue debts. If there are numerous debts or if they are substantial enough there are providers that will handle the case for you, however when the debt is smaller, maybe just a few thousand pounds, although important to you, you may also find that it is often not large enough to warrant getting professional debt collectors, or perhaps even solicitors...
- 28 Nov
Help Funding Christmas Cash Flow Problems
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- 24 Oct
Car Repair Invoice Discounting For All Sizes
We have had a lot of success helping finance car crash repairers. We have assisted the full range of sizes from small companies to multi-million pound turnover companies. There are no minimum turnover restrictions on these types of facilities so even the smallest businesses can use this type of invoice discounting without the need to worry about minimum fees, or reaching minimum levels of...
- 23 Oct
New Asset Based Lending Funding Company
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- 22 Oct
Recruitment Outsourcing Without Issues
I posted the other day about the issues that can be associated with some of the recruitment outsourcing companies who also provide funding. Interestingly, we have just had a conversation with a new outsourcing invoice finance company that are able to provide the full range of services from funding, to payroll management to accounting services.Being able to access this kind of package of services...
- 19 Oct
Recruitment Acquisition Finance
We are looking at a prospect that is seeking recruitment acquisition finance for a business that they are seeking to purchase. I highlight this as a reminder of how invoice finance can be used to fund company acquisitions.In this case it is a recruitment sector company, however the same approach can be applied to any sector.There are two possible ways in which you can structure this type of...