In 2017, almost half of all small to medium UK enterprises turned down a contract or order because they couldn’t deliver the work due to a lack of available finance; a trend that is expected to continue in 2018. According to funding line data from Hitachi Capital Invoice Finance, the demand for invoice finance is…

Figures released from UK Finance have revealed that the balance of pure Invoice Finance has grown from £18.6 billion at the end of Q2 2017 to £18.9 billion at the end of Q3 2017. This marks record lending levels from UK businesses amid sustained annual growth with the total balance of Invoice Finance rising from…

Latest data released by UK Finance has shown that the invoice finance and asset-based lending sector is providing more finance to UK businesses than ever before. Advances (the amount of funding being provided to clients at the close of the most recent quarter) are up 13 per cent year on year and stand at just over…

AIM-listed specialist independent provider of finance facilities, 1PM has announced the proposed acquisition of MH Holdings (UK) Limited, the holding company for Academy Leasing Limited for up to £12m. Academy Leasing has grown organically since its launch in 1987 to become one of the UK’s leading providers of equipment and vehicle finance. The acquisition will allow Academy…

MarketInvoice has expanded its mission in the business finance space by launching business loans today. This will complement their suite of invoice finance solutions, allowing them to better service the working capital needs of UK businesses. The launch announcement comes as MarketInvoice rebrands, representing its evolution into a business finance company. Businesses will now be…

Nearly half (44%) of SMEs have never checked their company’s credit score, according to research from RateSetter Business Finance. Credit scores are used by lenders to determine whether businesses have a good track record of repaying debt, and are therefore one of the key factors affecting an SME’s ability to get a loan. Credit reference…

Aldermore has announced the appointment of Richard Baxter as Head of Risk for Invoice Finance, a key strategic role within the Bank’s Business Finance team. Baxter will be based in Aldermore’s Manchester office and report directly to Clive Gould, Risk Director for Invoice Finance. He will be responsible for risk management and oversight of the Invoice…

The NACFB has announced the appointment of Graham Toy as Chief Executive Officer. Toy joins the organisation as a permanent replacement for interim CEO, Rob Lankey, who left the Association recently at the end of his interim posting. Paul Goodman, Chairman of the NACFB said “Graham joins us at an important time for the NACFB.…

Creditsafe has created a Prompt Payment Premier League table. The table reveals that English Premier League Clubs have overdue invoices totalling £1.3million and 20% are late by 20 days or more beyond the agreed payment terms. Manchester United who place 19th in the Prompt Payment Premier League have 63 outstanding invoices totalling £857,183, making up…

Independent Growth Finance (IGF) has announced the appointment of three senior hires at its offices in London and Manchester with a new ABL Director and two Regional Sales Directors joining the firm. Jamie Gould will join IGF Business Credit as ABL Director for London and South East, Gould has over 35 years’ experience in the alternative finance…