July 2013

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    Breakdown Of Funding Sources Used By High Growth Businesses

    In our recent survey of 100 fast growth businesses (20% or more pa) we asked the respondents to tell us which sources of funding they used. Some respondents used multiple sources of funding and in this set of results each source of funding used was recorded.Below is a breakdown of the funding sources used by a sample of randomly selected high growth businesses: ...

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    London Loves Business Covers ABN AMRO Alternative Finance Roundtable

    London Loves Business have covered the roundtable debate that I attended which discussed alternative funding options for SME businesses. The roundtable discussion included discussion about invoice finance as an alternative....

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    Recruitment Sector Features In High Growth Sector Survey

    Staff recruitment businesses, both temporary staff hire, permanent placements and sector specific recruiters featured heavily in our market research survey of fast growth UK businesses.The list was compiled by calling a randomly selected database of businesses until 100 were identified for interview, all with annual turnover growth rates of at least 20%.Within that list recruitment was the most...

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    59% Of Fast Growth Businesses Don't Have Sufficient Finance

    The available finance is not enough to support many high growth UK businesses. In our recent market research survey of 100 fast growth businesses (high/fast growth being defined as 20%+ turnover growth in the last year) we found that a staggering 59% of respondents said that they had not had sufficient finance to support their current growth rate.Worrying news for the UK economy when you couple...

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    Deal Completed - Invoice Finance For A Packaging Company Growth

    A small packaging company were recently found an invoice finance facility.The company wanted the invoice finance facility to support the future growth of their packaging business.Packaging is a straightforward sector for invoice finance companies to support. The simple nature of the product makes it highly suitable for financing.Invoice finance will support their future growth by releasing a...

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    New Business

    New Business covers the industry roundtable discussion that I attended regarding alternative finance: Alternative Finance Roundtable...

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    High Growth UK Businesses Survey Results - Higher Proportion Of High Growth Businesses Use Invoice Finance

    Our market research survey of "high growth UK businesses" follows on from the series of business segments that we have surveyed recently. Our sample for this survey was a group of 100 fast growth businesses i.e. businesses that had grown their turnover by 20% or more over the last year.The average growth rate across the respondents was 37.5% with the lowest being 20% and the highest 75%.We asked...

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    How Invoice Finance, Factoring & Invoice Discounting Companies Calculate Their Charges & Pricing

    Following yesterday's post: How Invoice Finance Companies Calculate Intial Payment Percentages, I have been asked to clarify how invoice finance companies, factoring companies and invoice discounting companies calculate and set their charges and pricing.Firstly you should be aware that different invoice finance companies charge differently. Traditionally the charging structure for invoice finance...

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    Deal Completed - Invoice Finance To Fund Growth Beyond Overdraft Restrictions

    This recent invoice finance deal completed was a cleaning solutions company that were looking for growth finance but their bank overdraft was restrictive and their bank were unwilling to increase their overdraft any further.We conducted a free, independent invoice finance quotation search for them and found them an invoice finance deal with an independent invoice finance provider that are part of...

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    How Factoring & Invoice Discounting Companies Calculate The Initial Payment Percentage (Discount Percentage)

    A question was posted on the UK Invoice Finance Research Group (LinkedIn) site asking how invoice finance companies calculate the discount percentage or the initial payment percentage (early payment percentage means the same thing) that they are prepared to fund against invoices. I though I would put my thoughts on this up on the blog in case others have similar questions.Just to clarify the...

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    Cheap Factoring And Cheap Invoice Discounting

    Cheap factoring and cheap invoice discounting are often what prospective clients think they want.We often initially speak to clients that say they are seeking selective factoring or spot factoring, and we can find that for them, but once you get into the details it often emerges that they asked for that as they believed it was is going to be the cheapest option, rather than because they really...

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    ABFA Reports 2.4% Increase In ABL/Invoice Finance Client Numbers

    ABFA (Asset Based Financing Association), the #invoicefinance industry body, have published the statistics for their members for the year to the end of March 2013.These show UK ABL/invoice finance client numbers increasing from 41,498 to 42,497, an increase of 999 or 2.4% over the year. Positive growth but the number of businesses finding their way to these cash flow funding products is still way...

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    Deal Completed - Factoring Replaces Reduced Bank Overdraft

    We have seen more and more examples of restrictions in bank overdrafts recently and this particular client experienced that same issue. The client was involved with plant and staff hire and they were looking for more working capital. Rather than increasing their overdraft their bank actually reduced their overdraft and after several weeks of considering them for a factoring facility (factoring is...

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    New Start Ups Don't Realise Invoice Finance Is A Funding Option

    Our recent survey of 100 new start up businesses found that 31% were unable to raise all the funding that they wanted but none of those with funding restrictions considered using invoice finance. Their reasons for not considering invoice finance, given by the 31 respondents that couldn't get enough funding, were as follows:...

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    Latest Free Invoice Finance Newsletter Available

    The free June 2013 invoice finance newsletter is available for you to download free of charge from our website.You can also subscribe to receive future copies of the Invoice Finance newsletter direct to your email inbox, free of charge.This latest newsletter includes the following articles:...

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    Membership Of An Industry Body On Your Website Increases The Liklihood Businesses Will Buy From You

    More results from our research into online buying behaviour amongst businesses purchasing from finance related websites. We asked if various items being present on a business' website increased the chances of businesses purchasing from that business. 35% of respondents (100 randomly selected businesses) said that they would be more likely to buy from a business that was a member of an industry...

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