New HM Treasury figures have revealed that the banking and finance industry has approved another £2 billion of business loans over the past month, with the figure now rising to almost £73 billion to almost  1.6 million businesses so far through government-backed coronavirus lending schemes. Almost 29,500 Bounce Back Loans have been approved over the…

Cerberus Receivables Management (CRM) has announced that it has made three new appointments and significant investment in a new Salford HQ, IT infrastructure and brand identity and website. To accommodate business growth, CRM has moved into a new larger North West HQ. Significant investment has also been made in the installation of a new IT…

The volume of Government loans granted to help SMEs through the COVID-19 crisis will be having a potentially devastating impact on the availability of ‘traditional’ lending, causing alarm in the lender broker community according to new research by Allica Bank. The Bank suggests that SMEs could be starved of funding to fuel future growth because…

Research by debt specialist ACP Altenburg Advisory reveals that ‘normal’ lending to SMEs fell from £168 billion in December 2019 to £152 billion in December 2020, with emergency coronavirus funding through the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBLIS) and the Bounce Back Loan Scheme (BBLS) seeing almost £61 billion lent to such firms by December…

New figures released by the Finance & Leasing Association (FLA) show that total asset finance new business (primarily leasing and hire purchase) fell by 6% in December 2020 compared with the same month in 2019.  In 2020 as a whole, new business was 23% lower than in 2019. The commercial vehicle finance sector reported new…

A new survey by the Finance and Leasing Association (FLA) has indicated that the asset finance, consumer finance and motor finance industry sees opportunities for growth over the next year despite the heightened uncertainty caused by the latest restrictions to deal with the Covid-19 pandemic. The association surveyed its members with respondents divided on the…

Global Receivables Management company, Baker Ing has announced the appointment of Henry Barrowclough as its new Chief Revenue Officer. Barrowclough’s industry background over the last decade includes some of the largest and most innovative brands in the credit industry. Barrowcloughy joins Baker Ing during a sustained period of rapid growth for the company, bringing his invaluable…

New data published by the British Business Bank has revealed the regional distribution of loans under the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS) and the Bounce Back Loan Scheme (BBLS). More than 1.4 million loans have supported businesses and protected jobs across all sectors. The figures show that the retail and construction sectors have benefitted…

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