Financial services broker, Fiducia Group has launched a new asset finance division offering bespoke funding solutions to support businesses with their cashflow issues. With so many firms impacted by the ongoing coronavirus crisis, Fiducia Asset Finance provides access to a range of finance options, along with fast turnaround times of as little as three days.…

Business finance lender MarketFinance sought the views of business owners following the wide-ranging measures announced by the Treasury recently. Despite the sizeable fiscal stimulus, more than two thirds (67%) believe funds will not reach them in time and they will run out of cash before Easter (12th April). Only half (52%) of UK businesses are…

A new Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS) has been opened to smaller businesses. The scheme can provide facilities of up to £5 million for smaller businesses across the UK who are experiencing lost or deferred revenues, leading to disruptions to their cashflow. Although the Budget announced that an initial £1.2 billion of government-backed lending…

New figures released today by the Finance & Leasing Association (FLA) show that FLA members provided £11.1 billion of new business in January 2020, 2% higher than in the same month in 2019. Growth was driven by the consumer finance sector which reported new business up by 4% compared with January 2019.  It was a…

British Business Bank’s Small Business Finance Markets 2019/20 report has highlighted a significant long-term growth in alternative finance volumes over the last five years, with a 32% increase in asset finance, a 131% increase in equity finance and a 374% increase in marketplace business lending. The British Business Bank was set up in 2014, with objectives…

New figures released by the Finance & Leasing Association (FLA) show that total asset finance new business (primarily leasing and hire purchase) grew by 1% in December 2019, and by 6% in 2019 to reach a record annual total of £35.7 billion. In December, the IT equipment finance sector continued to report double-digit growth as…

Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) outside of London and the South East received two thirds of loans in the first three quarters of 2019, according to the UK Finance’s latest Business Finance Review. While eight out of ten loan applications by SMEs were approved, there were four per cent fewer loan applications in Q3 2019…

Specialist asset-based lender, Ultimate Finance has helped to take a company from administration to success in six months. Brookes HC Recruitment has a complete company turnaround after Ultimate Finance provided invoice finance and back-office support. The specialist asset-based lender supported Brookes through administration, providing the company with a £400,000 invoice finance facility to guide the…

Bank lending to small and medium sized (SME) retailers in the UK has fallen 6% from £15.6 billion to £14.7 billion since the Brexit vote in 2016, meanwhile large retailers have benefited from a sharp rise in bank lending, says accountants and business advisors, Moore. Over the same period that lending to SME retailers has…

The Bank of England (BoE) says that UK firms face their biggest lending squeeze since the financial crisis. The BOE survey found that British businesses are facing the biggest lending squeeze since the financial crisis amid rising uncertainty about the health of the economy. The survey showed that corporate default rates have been increasing over the…

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