October 2017

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    Subscribe For Our Latest Invoice Finance Newsletter

    I have just emailed the October 2017 edition of FundingVoice magazine to our database of over 6,500 subscribers. However, I am always running behind in getting these onto our website. We publish it every month but I have only just put the July 2017 edition live on our site.It has details of any invoice finance offers, other business finance offers, cash flow and credit control advice. Sometimes...

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    Free Confidential Advice About Business Problems

    If you are having business problems, you might feel that you would benefit from a free discussion, with an expert, in confidence. You could benefit from free advice from external parties that may be able to help.There maybe a variety of different business problems that you are experiencing, but some of the common ones may be a lack of sales, poor cash flow or potential insolvency. In each...

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    Online Factoring Calculator To Work Out Cost Savings

    We have an online factoring calculator, which is an Exel spreadsheet, that allows you to work out the cost savings of using factoring over handling your own functions, such as credit control.The online factoring calculator allows you to quantify cost savings in the following way. You enter the cost of your factoring facility. This will be the service charge and discount charge. The calculator...

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    Payroll Services For Recruitment

    Running your own payroll can be time-consuming so many businesses prefer to use a payroll services company in order to undertake all aspects of the function on their behalf, and so use a payroll services company.Many of the invoice finance and factoring companies provide payroll services in addition to their financing services. Even if you don’t want to have the benefit of any finance, you can...

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    Funding Exports To The Former Soviet Bloc

    Another example of the diverse range of customer issues that we are able to solve. We were contacted by an exporter that has two debtors based in a former Soviet bloc country.  He was looking for finance against his sales to these debtors and had not had any success finding a funding company that could assist with prepayments against his invoices.We spoke to a number of our funding partners and...

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    How To Solve Cash Flow Problems

    If you are looking for a solution as to how to solve cash flow problems for your company, there is a simple solution in the form of invoice finance.Cash flow problems occur when the income of a business is too low for not received quick enough in order to settle its expenses. There can be a multitude of causes which can include:The solution depends somewhat on the cause of the situation. If a...

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    Examples Where We Helped Companies Declined For Business Finance

    Yesterday, I posted about how we often help companies that have been declined for business Finance. These are a few examples of deals where we have been able to help in circumstances where the clients have not been able to secure the required business finance on their own.These are a few examples of the situations that we have been able to help with, each one has a link to the case study that...

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    We Can Help With Difficult Cases Where You Have Been Declined For Finance

    We are able to help you find business finance even in difficult circumstances where you have been previously declined for finance. In fact, we specialise in helping businesses that have been unable to secure the finance that they need through other means.Some of the difficult cases that we have helped in the past include:Read some case studies with examples of where we have helped clients in...

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    Trade Finance For UK Purchases

    Trade finance is often presumed to be a service solely for importers, it is often referred to as "import finance". However it can also be used to help you purchase goods from suppliers who are based in the UK. A better name is perhaps "purchase order finance". It is not exclusively for imports - any UK purchases have the potential to be funded and you can discuss your particular requirements with...

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    Independent Invoice Finance Brokers

    I was curious to read a recent stream of debate on LinkedIn about the "independence" of group of asset finance brokers that had a 48% stake in their business acquired by one of the lenders that they deal with.The debate has centred around whether or not that affects their right to say they offer an independent brokerage service. Looking at it objectively unless there is some underlying condition...

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    Compare Invoice Finance Prices With Other Forms Of Funding

    If you are looking to raise funding for your business, price is likely to be one of your key concerns.CHECK OUR FINANCE PRICESSimilarly though, if you are already using any form of business finance a cost saving can come in very handy. We make it our business to save companies money on existing funding costs or quotes that they have received for new lending. Let us see how much we can save you by...

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    Using Invoice Finance As Acquisition Finance

    Acquisition finance can be required if you are acquiring a business, in order to pay the purchase price.The acquisition may be structured in a number of different ways. The whole of the business may be acquired e.g. by purchasing the shares of an existing company, which effectively means that the buyer acquires all the assets and the liabilities of the target company. Alternatively, the buyer may...

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    Marketing Ideas To Grow Your Business

    This post follows on from yesterday's post about Growing The Success Of Your Business, I have noted below a few more marketing ideas to grow your business that you might find helpful. None of them are rocket science - in most cases it's just a case of putting in some effort, but in the right direction. So many businesses use a scatter gun approach to marketing which can waste your resources and...

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    Growing The Success Of Your Business

    As a business owner the growing success of your business is likley to be something that you focus a lot of your time on - but you may also be on the look out for new ideas about how to achieve that. Below we have put together a few suggestions that might help you if you are trying to grow your business. They are not meant to be comprehensive but it will hopefully offer a few ideas that you might...

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    Debtor Backed Loan With No Trust Account

    If you are looking to get out of factoring you might be interested in an option that presents a halfway house solution. This particular product offering is what could be described as a debtor backed loan.It is early days with the provider, we are in the process of agreeing terms, but is an interesting product that could be very attractive to businesses that are concerned about having funds paid...

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    10 Top Tips For The Apprentice Candidates

    The 2017 season of The Apprentice has barely started, and two episodes in the normal mistakes are being made whilst we sit screaming at the TV for someone to do what seems completely obvious. Just for fun we have come up with our top 10 tips for The Apprentice candidates, to help them avoid the same pitfalls they seem to fall into time, and time again. Many of them are also good advice for anyone...

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    Finance Against Fee Notes For Accountants

    There is a specialist niche form of finance available to accountants who raise fee notes as they undertake work for their accountancy clients. These notes are not invoices, they are just a record of work that has been undertaken. However, funding can still be accessed against them.Finance can be provided against your "fee notes", raised to keep track of the work that you are doing for your...

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    Liquidation Of An Electrical Contractor & How To Avoid Similar Problems

    An article popped up in my newsfeed about the liquidation of a Hull based electrical contractor that had been long established - it's always sad to hear of a long standing businesses failing. A few of the circumstances that lead to the liquidation stood out to me, as potentially soluble, which I thought worthy of comment, perhaps as advice to others in a similar situation.The article said that...

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    Fed Up With Your Bank Owned Factoring Company?

    We had an enquiry recently from a company that were already using a factoring service from a bank owned factoring company. They were so fed up the lack of service and the lack of funding that they were considering leaving altogether, and wanted an alternative form of finance.To illustrate how bad the situation was, they mentioned a large schedule of debt that they had just submitted to their...

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    How To Increase Your Buying Power

    If you are in a position where you could accept more orders if you were able to buy more goods, you may want to know how to increase your buying power. We have a solution called trade finance, a financial service that allows you to buy goods by bridging the cash flow gap between paying your supplier and receiving payment from your customers.You may even be able to negotiate pricing discounts with...

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    Factoring & Commercial Finance Booms In The EU

    Factoring and commercial finance volumes are booming in the European Union.A press release from the ABFA (Asset Based Finance Association - 15/05/17) references figures from he EU Federation For The Factoring & Commercial Finance Industry (EUF) which showed that factoring and commercial finance volumes, in the EU, grey by 6.2% in 2016 to over 1.5 trillion Euros, a huge number that outpaces the...

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    Cheap Invoice Finance Offer

    Our funding partners often come up with invoice finance offers and discounts to try and attract new clients. We have had one offering from one or our partners who is willing to offer a pricing discount to just a handful of new customers each month, in order to help get them across the line and onto their book as clients.This offer hasn't been added to our list at this time as we have only just...

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    The Benefits Of Construction Finance

    If you are a contractor or sub-contractor, providing services to a main contractor within the construction sector, you may have experienced the ongoing cash flow pressures that can come from projects within the sector. Upfront labour and materials costs often need to be paid in advance, before you get paid for the job. Additionally you can have the normal ongoing, day-to-day business costs to...

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    Is Anyone Developing Blockchain Invoice Finance?

    If you are an invoice financer that has considered using blockchain / cryptocurrency please let me know.I am interested to know if any of the existing factoring and invoice discounting companies are either developing a cryptocurrency, blockchain invoice finance offering or have looked into using cryptocurrencies. So even if you decided not to go ahead, and discounted the option for some reason I...

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    Using Invoice Finance To Fund Growth

    UK businesses seem to be experiencing some growth and this is likely to create cash flow pressures that can be alleviated by using invoice finance to fund business growth.Recent results from the Bibby Financial Services Global Business Monitor survey showed that 49% of the businesses surveyed had grown their turnover during the last 12 months and 55% were expecting to grow over the next 12...

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pulse cashflow finance
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inksmoor
funding invoice
leumi abl
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