2016

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    Happy New Year 2017 From FundInvoice

    2016 has been a really successful year for us, with business growth and a significant increase in the number of subscribers to our business growth and invoice finance magazine.  It has also seen us confirmed as finalists in the Business Moneyfacts awards 2017, for the third consecutive year, in the category of Best asset-based finance brokers.  We were also finalists during 2016 in the 1066...

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    Financing Factoring Companies

    The source of financing factoring companies use can come from a variety of different avenues. You may want to take this into account, when you are choosing which factoring company to pick, as you may be worried about the effect on pricing and reliability of funding.We can advise you about factoring generally, including where funding is coming from, either contact us or call Sean on 03330...

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    Why Companies Don't Know About Invoice Finance

    I have had an interesting point raised, about the #IFaware campaign, and the research that led to it's inception.Alex Fenton, the Founder of GapCap commented on my LinkedIn article, about #IFaware, asking why I thought awareness levels of invoice finance were so low in the UK.My opinion about the reasons for the low awareness levels included a couple of aspects. Firstly, our previous research...

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    How To Keep Motivated

    Following my presentation to the Pestalozzi International students, about Entrepreneurs, I received a follow up question from one of the students.I thought it was a great question that was worth publishing, especially as others may be asking the same thing - about how to keep motivated.This was the actual exchange between the student and I, regarding this question:Hi Glenn,It's the kid who asked...

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    400,000 Companies Unaware Of Invoice Finance

    I have tried to estimate the potential size of the UK invoice finance market, and my numbers suggest that some 400,000 eligible companies are unaware of invoice finance.There are apparently c. 5.4 million businesses in the UK, according to Government figures.I took a database of UK businesses and selected those that fell within generally acceptable trade sectors for invoice finance. I also...

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    Support Growing For The #IFaware Campaign

    Support is already growing for our #IFaware invoice finance awareness campaign. This is our newly launched initiative to make some small effort to tackle the issue of only 2 out of 3 companies knowing what invoice finance is. However, there is a huge way still to go so we need more people to share this message if we are going to raise awareness levels amongst the 32% that have never heard of...

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    6 Ways To Solve Seasonal Cash Flow Problems

    As we head toward the Christmas period many companies will be begining to experience seasonal cash flow problems.Thefore, below I have set out 6 ways to solve seasonal cash flow problems.At the bottom of this post you will see that there are some further resources, such as case studies and articles, that you may also find helpful.Before setting out the solutions to the problem, the causes need...

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    Pestalozzi Entrepreneurs Talk

    Back in the summer we met with Sue Walton, the CEO of the Pestalozzi children's charity, in Sedlescombe. They do some fantastic work, funding the eduction of exceptional students from all over the world. In fact, they fund not just education but everything for these children. The children often arrive from war torn countries, without even the basics, such as shoes.Pestalozzi also struggle to...

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    Increased Funding Against De Poel For A Recruitment Company

    We have helped numerous recruitment companies that have experienced funding restrictions against RPO debtors. This particular recruiter was turning over £600K pa and was using an invoice finance arrangement with a well known high street bank. They did business with De Poel (a well known RPO) and the bank had imposed a tight, 10% maximum prime debtor restriction on this customer. We were able...

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    Trump Wins US Presidential Election - Trade Prospects With UK?

    Donald J. Trump has made history by becoming the first US presidential election winner not to have served in public office, or the military. #Trump, from a business background, has been chosen by the American people, over a career politician (Secretary of State - Hilary Clinton), as the 45th President of the United States of America. There seems to be somehthing of a parallel with the Brexit...

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    Construction Finance For A New Startup Company

    Recently FundInvoice has added a lot of help and information for construction sector businesses that are looking to raise finance. We have just been able to help a new startup company, which is projecting turnover of £500,000 over the next year, within the construction sector.The company operates as a sub-contractor, providing electrical and mechanical engineering services to the main contractor...

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    Crowdfunding Makes The Apprentice On BBC1

    The latest bunch of hapless Lord Sugar wannabes kicked off this season off the BBC's #TheApprentice a couple of weeks back. In the second week they demonstrated even less than the normal amount of business accumen, when both teams failed the advertising task. This week saw them taking over part of Liberty of London and, as usual, ignoring the advice of experts sent to help them e.g. having a live...

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    Finance Against JCT Contracts

    At a meeting with one of our construction finance partners recently, they spoke of their ability to provide finance against JCT contracts (the Joint Contracts Tribunal produce standard forms of contract for the construction industry, that can be modified in some cases). It struck me how far the industry has come since I started in factoring back in 1988.Anything contractual was a "no no" back...

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    UK Imports Growing

    HMRC Overseas Trade statistics show imports to the UK growing again in August 2016, continuing to show growth since 2015 levels. Exports however have continued to show a decline over recent months.During August 2016 the value of exports (EU and Non-EU) decreased to £23.3 billion, and imports (EU and Non-EU) increased to £41.4 billion, compared with July 2016. Therefore, the UK is a net...

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    Woodsford Tradebridge Launch Event

    I was very pleased to be invited to the launch party for Woodsford Tradebridge which was held last night, on the iconic London Eye. A superb venue for such an event. The event took place during 2 rotations of the eye and guest took in some amazing views across the city of London whilst champagne and canapes were serves during the "flight".Woodsford Tradebridge is a new trade finance and invoice...

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    Problems With Your Invoice Finance Company

    If you need help because you are having problems with your invoice finance company, first check if they are member of the ABFA (Asset Based Finance Association). Whilst the ABFA is not a regulatory body, the invoice finance companies, that are members, are bound by a code of conduct that is backed up by an independent Ombudsman complaints process.You can read a copy of both the code of conduct,...

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    Contact Details For Invoice Finance Companies

    I have been working on adding a number of direct response forms to our list of invoice finance companies in the UK. These give you the ability to either request that they call you back, or in some cases to provide the details required in order to get a quote (depending upon how the factors modus operandi fits with our standard forms). There are a few more to add but I am working my way through...

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    Funding A Seasonal Toy Manufacturer

    We were recently able to help find funding for a toy manufacturer with a seasonal trading pattern (there is a good definition of a seasonal trading pattern here).  The manufacturers were a newly formed business but growing so fast that they needed more working capital in order to fund their growth. They needed cash in order to be able to pay their large suppliers to terms.Factoring can work...

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    New Home For Glenn Blackman's Invoice Finance Blog

    This is now the new home for Glenn Blackman's Invoice Finance blog! Previously my blog was running on its own domain, glennblackman.co.uk but we thought it would be neater to move everything to the main FundInvoice site (it also cuts down the amount of maintenance needed!). We have also updated all the social media sharing buttons so it should be easier to share posts. You can find the new home...

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    Bibby Q2 SME Confidence Tracker Shows Minor Drop In Confidence

    Bibby Financial Services' Q2 2016 SME Confidence Tracker survey shows a 3% drop (from Q1) in SME confidence that sales will grow in the next three months, down to 45%. Considering that Q1 2016 showed an increase in confidence, compared with Q4 2015, it is probably quite a positive result in light of the run up to the Brexit vote that took place at the end of Q2. Perhaps there will be light at the...

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    Trade Finance Quotes

    We are currently working on trade finance quotes for customers and we will shortly be adding some more details of recent costings to our website. On the FundInvoice site we have always tried to bring customers actual examples of prices, and trade finance is the one area where we want to add some more actual examples so clients have an idea of the costs, even before we get them a quote.It is a...

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    Read FundingVoice Online – Finance To Enable Growth

    The August 2016 edition of FundingVoice magazine is online. It includes details of how one form of finance is enabling business sales growth and a set of specialist support resources for recruitment companies that are seeking funding:FundingVoice August 2016 - Finance To Enable Sales GrowthYou can subscribe, for free, to future editions here: Subscribe To FundingVoice Free Magazine...

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    Problems With Home Ownership And Poor Credit History?

    We have had an issue recently with a factor turning down a small recruitment company, that we had introduced, due to the prime movers not being home owners and having some previous defaults on their credit history - not CCJs, defaults. It is hard to believe that any factoring company would turn down the chance to fund a small recruitment deal, considered the "bread and butter" within the...

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    Selective Invoice Finance New Providers

    There seems to be a constant increase in the number of suppliers of selective invoice finance. Again over the last week or so we have been contacted by two more new providers. Good news, more choice for customers and there is definitely a place for selective facilities. However, the majority of the business that we see is looking for a whole turnover style arrangement, rather than just factoring...

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    1066 Business Awards Tonight

    Very much looking forward to the 1066 Business Awards tonight. Not only is the magazine sponsoring the category of "Best Employer of the Year" but FundInvoice are also finalists for "Best Small Business of the Year". This is the second year running that we have been finalists, which is an achievement in itself for us.It should be an interesting evening!...

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    FundInvoice Nominated In 1066 Business Awards

    Really pleased to be nominated as Finalists in the 1066 Business Awards again this year. This time we are in the category of Best Small Business 2016. Looking forward to the awards presentation dinner, later this month, at Bannatyne's Hotel....

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    Recruiters Help Area

    We now have a help area for recruiters on the site.It has help regarding funding options that are available, credit control support and payroll outsourcing. We have included a number of case studies explaining how we have helped staff agencies in the past, and we will be adding the findings from our survey of local recruiters to that page as we release them....

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    FundingVoice Magazine Sponsors 1066 Business Awards

    FundingVoice magazine are proud to be sponsoring one of the 1066 Business Awards this year. We will be sponsoring the award for "Employer of the Year 2016", which recognises local businesses as outstanding employers.FundInvoice were lucky enough to be nominated as Finalists, in another category, last year and after attending the awards dinner we were really impressed with how this event...

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    Finance For Shops

    Many people think that invoice finance companies are not able to fund the retail sector, shops etc. However, some of them are. There are specialist retailer finance products that provide finance against your credit/debit card machine takings, based on your history of trade. This can release a cash injection into your business to use for any purpose.For more details: Shop finance...

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    Faster Payments In Recruitment

    Our new article about payment delays in the local recruitment sector, shows that more than half of them want to get paid faster. Late payments seem to be creeping into all sectors, even those with historically short payment cycles. Other research that we conducted showed that 87% of existing receivables financing clients thought that greater use of the products would improve the UK's late payment...

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    East Sussex & Kent Recruitment Research Completed

    Our latest research study focuses on local recruitment businesses in East Sussex and Kent. The survey has now been completed and I am analysing the results. I will start to share them shortly....

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    Meeting With A Trade Finance Company

    We had an interesting meeting with a trade finance company today. They serve the more credit worthy end of the market, but do so without any security whatsoever i.e. no personal guarantees or other security required. This means that it will not affect your other borrowing facilities. In addition to the normal funding of imports, they can also provide a trade facility for transactions within the...

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    Independent Advice?

    We have just had a meeting with one of our funding partners and we discussed a situation where an interim finance director joined a firm and then advised the business to move to an alternative invoice finance provider. The interest thing about the advice was that the new provider was a newly established business, one that we know well, but it made me wonder why they would be recommended over and...

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    Problems With Factoring Company Software Systems

    We have just helped a client who had problems with the online factoring system that his existing factoring company were using and also wanted an improvement in the collections service. You might not think there would be much to choose between systems but they can differ and we are aware of there having been problems in some cases. Customers never realise how important it is to choose the right...

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    Split Your Sales Ledger Between Two Invoice Finance Companies

    Many people don't know that it is possible to top up your funding from an invoice finance company, or bank, with funding from a second invoice finance company, by splitting your sales ledger between the two funders. Different providers take different approaches to the risk that they will accept so you may have certain sales that are not funded by your primary provider. You might need a temporary...

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    Growth Street Another New Selective Invoice Finance Company

    There have been a number of new selective invoice finance companies entering the market over the last few years. At Accountex I met another entrant to that marketspace, Growth Street, who have been duly added to our list of IF companies.There is now so much choice within the selective IF market that customer will have difficulty making a choice - and as we see time and time again, its not just...

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    Selective Single Invoice Finance With Credit Control

    We had a meeting with one of our single invoice finance providers the other day and they happened to mention that they often provided credit control for the client, free of charge. What a great benefit! You are only paying for the funding but you are getting a collections support service for free - not all selective services are created equal....

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    Finance With Limited Or No Personal Guarantees

    Personal guarantees are essential with some sales financiers, however that is not the case for all of them. There are funders on our panel that will provide facilities without personal guarantees (in some cases) or with very limited PGs e.g. for 10-20% of the value of the funding. If you are looking for funding without PGs please speak to Sean on: 03330 113622....

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    Funding Hotel Bills To Corporate Debtors

    Many are not aware that some of our funding partners are happy to fund #hotel bills to corporate customers. This can be helpful with the cash flow of a hotel as often they will have to wait for their corporate accounts to settle their corporate accounts so they get paid for all the bills that their staff have run up. The funding will bridge that gap....

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    Service Only Factoring - The Holy Grail?

    When I started in factoring at Barclays, service only factoring deals were the holy grail in terms of new clients.A service only customer didn't need any funding, so there was no risk of loss to the factoring company. Hence, these were the most desirable of clients. This no longer seems to be the case!We have had several instances where customers have contacted us for credit control service only,...

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    There Is Not One

    Who is the "Best Invoice Finance Company?". When we have meetings with funders they always ask "who do you give all your business too?", the answer is that we do business with a broad range of different industry providers as no one has the perfect solution for every client.This was further evidenced recently with two situations. One company was using one of the industry's leading products, a...

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    Price Of Construction Finance Against Applications For Payment

    An example of the pricing for a #construction finance deal has been added to the #FundInvoice site. Pricing will vary depending upon your particular circumstances but it gives you an example of the pricing for a reasonable sized client: Construction Finance Pricing...

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    Demand For Construction Sector Labour Falls As Costs Rise

    An #construction sector article by the London School of Business quotes KPMG and Markit research as showing the lowest demand for workers in the construction sector since May 2015. The article also points out the rise in staffing costs, which will undoubtedly being putting additional pressure on the cash flow of construction companies.Slow payments still plague the construction sector, and our...

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    Price Of Selective Invoice Finance

    If you want to know the price of selective invoice finance we now have a real example, from an actual deal on our website. More examples will follow: Selective Pricing...

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    #RBSTechTalk About Technology And Business Today

    Really interesting #RBSTechTalk Twitter talk today, hosted by RBS, that covered technology and how it is affecting the business landscape. Lots about 3D printing, car safety technology and the role of social media.I took the opportunity to share one of our research findings, that only 1 in 3 businesses have a Twitter link on their website - something that shows how we need to do more to embrace...

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    Factoring & Invoice Discounting For Manufacturing Companies

    In this article we explain why so many #manufacturing companies turn to #factoring and invoice discounting as funding solutions. The article shares some of our research and also industry statistics that evidence the take up of these products by manufacturers: Article Factoring And Manufacturing....

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    Proper Help With Collecting Invoices

    We thought it was funny! If you are looking for proper help with credit control have a look at our free credit control guide....

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    Construction Sector Finance Against Applications For Payment

    A new video explaining construction finance against applications for payment:...

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    Single Debtor Invoice Finance

    Sometimes a company will only have a single customer. Often new startups will find themselves in this situation, although there are established customers who undertake all their trade with one debtor. You can still get invoice finance against such situations.Single debtor invoice finance is the answer but there are two options. A selective facility is very much geared to you picking and choosing...

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    #RBSmfgTalk Manufacturing Interesting Discussion Yesterday

    The #RBSmfgTalk led to an interesting discussion yesterday about manufacturing, technology and health and safety. There was debate about the key issues facing the sector and I was able to highlight the extended payment terms that affect some sectors of manufacturing together with the high proportion of IF users that come from that sector. To read the various tweets just search Twitter with the...

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    April 2016 FundingVoice Now Online

    The April 2016 edition of FundingVoice magazine is now online: FundingVoice April 2016...

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    RBS Commercial Twitter Talks On Manufacturing, Automotive & Technology

    #RBSmfgTalk #RBSTechTalk Really pleased to be asked by RBS Commercial to participate, once again, in their upcoming Twitter talks about manufacturing, automotive and technology. Last years #TalkIF discussions were very successful and I am looking forward to the debate regarding how we help these sectors.#ukmfg #manufacturing #ukmanufacturing...

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    Overpayments And How To Get Them

    I have put up a new page about overpayments from factors and discounters: Overpayments...

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    Construction Finance Updated

    I have just updated the Construction Finance section of our main site to include case studies, articles and news stories. We will shortly be adding some more examples of costings: Construction Finance...

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    Next Edition Of FundingVoice Magazine Out Soon

    The next edition of FundingVoice magazine is about to be published. However, you still have time to subscribe for free so that you get it directly to your inbox, containing all the latest invoice finance offers, deals and discounts: Subscribe for free...

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    Direct Access To Invoice Finance Companies

    One of the aims of our FundingVoice magazine is to give customers direct access to invoice finance companies. Therefore we have developed a system of direct contact links whereby either an application form or a contact request can be directly routed to a particular provider via our system. We are continually developing our list of invoice finance companies and we are developing the list so that...

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    New 5 Star Ratings For FundInvoice

    New 5 star customer service ratings have been added to the FundInvoice ratings page. Anyone that deals with FundInvoice is welcome to contribute a rating out of 5 stars and a review comment. On average we have maintained an average 4.9 out of 5.0 star rating, which is very encouraging.One of the customers also made the following review comment: "Rating of 5, top class service from you"....

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    Finance Product Innovation Continues To Accelerate Market Review 2016

    Having been involved in business finance and funding since the late 80's I have been amazed at the amount of product innovation that has occurred over the last decade. For the first 2 decades of my working life the products on offer were fairly stable, recourse factoring, non recourse factoring, confidential and disclosed invoice discounting with trade finance thrown in for good measure.However,...

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    6 Ways Cash Flow Problems Can Be An SME's Silent Assassin By Julian Hornby Of GapCap

    By Julian Hornby of GapCapHowever successful, innovative or budding a business may appear, poor cash flow management can bring about their downfall. This is illustrated by the Office for National (ONS) statistics, only 45% of startups reach their 5th birthday. Whilst eventually a business will enter into insolvency if cash flow struggles overwhelm them, there are many unexpected side effects...

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    Trade Finance Available

    Trade finance can work in a number of ways but in simple terms it bridges the gap between having to pay for goods (often shipments of imported goods) and getting paid for them by your buyers, once you have sold them. I started work in trade finance, in 1988, way back when Barclays had a trade finance arm called Bexco Ltd. Since then there have been several revolutions of providers withdrawing...

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    Invoice Finance, Crowdfunding And Payday Loans Awareness

    A comparative research article looking at the awareness of these products: Invoice Finance, Crowdfunding And Payday Loans....

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    FundInvoice Research Quoted

    Nice to see FundInvoice research quoted in a recent article by one one of the invoice finance companies, published in RealBusiness: Building your business with receivables finance - a leap into the unknown? - Real Business....

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    7 Times Higher Awareness Of Payday Loans Than IF

    New research shows awareness of payday loans is 7 times higher, and crowdfunding 6.5 times higher, than factoring and discounting: Article...

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    March 2015 Edition Of FundingVoice Magazine Now Online

    The March 2016 edition of our online business finance magazine, FundingVoice, is now available to view online: FundingVoice March 2016This edition includes: ...

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    Paperwork And Hassle Biggest Barriers To Moving Invoice Financiers

    Our recent research suggests that the biggest perceived barrier to moving between invoice financiers is the amount of paperwork and hassle that is anticipated. Of those that anticipated barriers to moving providers, 46% thought that paperwork and hassle would be the issue.There are procedures and services in place to help people move between invoice finance companies, without the hassle, but the...

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    Where Can Factoring And Discounting Help?

    This page sets out some of the situations where factoring and invoice discounting can help a business with its funding: Situation Examples.Many are obvious, such as funding growth, but some are less obvious e.g. financing an MBO....

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    Calculator Factoring Cost Benefits Against Bank Overdraft

    This factoring calculator compares the cost benefits of using a full factoring service with those delivered through a bank overdraft. it demonstrates numerous benefits that are often overlooked: Calculator Comparing Factoring Benefits With Bank Overdraft.This is a case study showing how FundInvoice helped a web advertiser find factoring in order to deliver such benefits: Case study of factoring...

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    FundInvoice Confirmed As Finalists At The BMF Awards 2016

    FundInvoice were pleased to be confirmed as awards "Finalists" at the 2016 Business Moneyfacts Awards last night, in the category of the Best Asset Based Finance Broker 2016....

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    Factoring Against De Poel Invoices

    We have a new case study on the FundInvoice site about a prospect who needed funding, via a factoring facility, against De Poel, the recruitment RPO: Funding De Poel...

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    Case Study Selective Factoring For Hospitality Sector

    Another case study has been added showing how selective debtor factoring was used to fund a company selling to the hospitality sector: Selective Debtor Factoring.Selective Debtor Factoring allows the customer to choose certain debtors to include within the financing arrangement. In this was they can control the cost but avoid some of the hassles of selecting individual invoices, one at a time....

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    100% Funding Against Invoice Value For Life - Limited Time Offer

    One of the offers on our site, 100% funding levels against invoices (less fees) for life may be about to be withdrawn so contact us quickly if you want to take advantage. You can see the full details here: 100% Funding For Life or give Sean a call on: 03330 113622.Hurry, it could be withdrawn at any time....

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    Trademark Registered For FundInvoice

    FundInvoice have successfully trademarked their name. Great news, after several months our application for a trademark has been granted....

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    Healthcare Recruiter Gets Factoring

    A new case study has been added regarding a healthcare recruitment company that FundInvoice were able to introduce to a well known factoring company: Healthcare Recruiter Gets Factoring...

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    Exclusive Member's Logo For Invoice Finance Research Group On LinkedIn

    This is the new exclusive member's logo for those that have joined the Invoice Finance Research Group on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/groups/3323843For a larger version on the logo, that you are welcome to resize, visit: Member's Logo...

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    Quote Our Finance Research Findings

    Had a nice email the other day from a contact who is looking to write a piece for a publication to do with the invoice finance industry. She asked if we had any research regarding overcoming barriers to using these products, which we do - and hopefully it proved helpful. Great to hear of people using our findings - if anyone wants to quote any of our research findings they are welcome too, we...

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    New Edition Of FundingVoice Magazine Is Available Online

    The latest edition of our monthly FundingVoice magazine is available: Feb 2016 - Finance You Don't RepayIt includes guest articles from MarketInvoice, about improving business cash flow, and In Association - with top tips for advertising....

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    Invoice Finance Clients Seem Generally Happy

    In my new article I look at recent research about the number of existing invoice finance clients that are thinking of moving providers and why: Research Article...

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    Factorable Industry Sectors

    It has taken an age to go through but we now have a full list of factorable industry sectors on the FundInvoice site. Furthermore, it also shows which sectors might be suitable for construction finance or retail finance as an alternative to factoring or invoice finance: Factorable Industry Sectors...

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    Selective Invoice Finance Deal Completed

    Good to see a true selective invoice finance deal just recently completed by FundInvoice. The client may just finance the one transaction (or they may choose to reuse the selective facility again). However it demonstrates that you don't have to be locked into long term contracts to get the benefits of invoice finance. In this case its being used for a one off transaction, under an open ended...

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    Lord Turner Predicts Losses From Peer-To-Peer Lending

    In a piece published by the BBC, former city regulator, Lord Adair Turner was quoted as saying "The losses which will emerge from peer-to-peer lending over the next five to 10 years will make the worst bankers look like lending geniuses,". The quote was buried in a piece about interests rates staying low, maybe only 2% by 2020. However, the most interesting quote to me was the one about P2P...

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    Nearly 6 Times More Crowdfunding Awareness Than Factoring

    Recent research suggests that businesses are nearly 6 times more aware of crowdfunding related advertisements than they are aware of advertisements for factoring and invoice discounting: Crowdfunding vs Factoring...

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    Finance You Can Keep Forever

    You have to pay a loan back. Whether its a crowdfunding loan, or a bank loan, the principle is the same, you make a number of repayments over time which repay the capital that you borrowed and some form of margin, so that they lender makes a return. There are alternatives where you don't have to pay down the finance - you can effectively keep it.It is often overlooked that forms of funding such...

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    Customer Satisfaction Survey Drives Success

    I spent the morning presenting the latest set of customer satisfaction survey results to one of our long term customer satisfaction monitoring clients (outside of the finance sector - which is a refreshing change for me!).They are a large organisation with thousands of customers, and I have conducted customer satisfaction polling, and monitoring, for them for several years. If any hint of an...

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    Invoice Finance On Pinterest

    I have set up a new Pinterest board with pins relating to invoice finance and factoring. It includes many of our research infographics: Invoice Finance & Factoring Pinterest Board...

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    New Crowdfunding Vs Invoice Finance Research

    I have published a new piece of research comparing some aspects of crowdfunding with invoice finance (advertising awareness). You can read my full article here: Crowdfunding Vs Invoice Finance...

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    FundingVoice December 2015 - 6 Ways To Cut Invoice Finance Costs

    The current edition of FundingVoice magazine is now online: FundingVoice December 2015 - 6 Ways To Cut Invoice Finance Costs....

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    Comment On Alternative Finance Demand As Overdraft Approvals Reduce

    I have just posted the following comment on a LinkedIn post about the demand for alternative finance as overdraft and loan approvals reduce:"The latest Q3 2015 SME Monitor conducted by BDRC Continental sheds some light on this (5,000 SME sample interviewed). 80% of all loan and overdraft applications, in the last 18 months, resulted in a facility - an improvement on previous results - that leaves...

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    FundInvoice Proud To Be A Hastings Invoice Finance Business

     FundInvoice LLP has just joined "Hastings and Proud" - a group of businesses that are proud to be based in and around the Hastings area, and are proud to serve its community.We are always pleased to help any local businesses, from Hastings or the surrounding area, that wants to improve its cash flow position with a business loan, invoice finance or factoring. If you have unpaid sales invoices...

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    First Invoice Finance Deal Of 2016

    Our first invoice finance deal of 2016 is on the book. Additional funding was required due to restrictions on the prime debtor. Let's hope it's the first of many this year....

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    UK Invoice Finance Research Group Breaks 1,000 Members

    Great news! The UK Invoice Finance Research Group on LinkedIn now has 1,001 members - having broken through the 1,000 member mark. The group shares and discusses invoice finance related research, for the advancement of the industry. Since inception there have been many debates, via the forum, about various findings relating to the factoring and invoice discounting sectors.The group is free to...

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    FundInvoice Means Factoring Finance

    Interesting, over the weekend two people saw the FundInvoice logo on the wall and both said "is it factoring?". I was surprised that they immediately recognised that we arranged factoring finance from just seeing our logo. FundInvoice clearly means factoring. Secondly, I was surprised that two random people knew what factoring was. It transpired both of them had worked for businesses that had...

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    Research Advice

    We are always happy to give some #research advice, even if you intend to conduct your own research survey.It is a skill to construct the questions so that you get to the information that you want. We have been writing survey questionnaires for many years so we are always happy to help you get the structure right.A key tip is to always include at least one open catch all question. This will allow...

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    Format For Invoices And Credit Notes

    I have added example formats for invoices and credit notes to the credit control section of our site: Invoices And Credit Notes...

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    No Service Charge Until April

    One of the invoice finance companies that we deal with are currently offering new customers a special deal whereby they will pay no service charge until April 2016. Call Sean on 03330 113622 for details....

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    Regulation Of The Invoice Finance Industry

    There has been some ongoing discussion about the pros and cons of invoice finance, factoring and invoice discounting becoming regulated products i.e. being regulated by the FCA (Financial Conduct Authority). I wanted to put forward my thoughts about the subject, in the hope that they may be considered by anyone that is constructing an argument for, or against, regulation of the invoice finance...

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    Construction Finance Growing Number Of Funders Available

    One of the sectors receiving growing levels of funding from the invoice finance sector is the construction sector. A growing number of invoice finance companies have extended their product ranges to offer construction finance. Many construction businesses don't realise that you can receive finance against applications for payment, including those that are uncertified: Construction Finance...

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    Which Factoring Companies Confidential Factoring?

    Who provides confidential factoring? The answer is very few factoring companies these days!Confidential factoring is a great little product whereby you get all the benefits of factoring i.e. funding against invoices and a full credit control service, but the credit control is carried out in the name of your company (hence its "confidential" so that your customers are unaware). The factoring...

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    Help Paying VAT Bill

    I am just working on our quarterly figures for the VAT return - my least favourite job! However, we always put aside the VAT money so that we have it there to pay HMRC on time. Many businesses don't reserve for their VAT bills, and this can lead to problems paying HMRC. Just a quick reminder that if you have outstanding sales invoices, on credit terms, to other businesses, you can raise funding...

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    Invoice Finance Technology Advances

    We have just had an interesting discussion with one of our invoice finance companies that is about to launch an innovative new piece of technology to support their invoice finance product offerings. We will share some details in due course, but its great to see one of our partners seeking to set the pace for the rest of the industry with some product innovation - and its always nice to be asked...

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    New Research Infographic Re Late Payments, Invoice Finance And Growth

    I have published a new infographic which highlights just two key points from our research regarding UK late payment culture and enabling business growth through invoice finance....

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Examples of just a few of our finance partners:

leumi abl
ashley
acg
lloyds bank
nucleus
ultimate finance group