• Getting the funding mix right

    Posted on Jun 22, 2017

    Funding rarely comes from just one source. There is a variety of finance streams available. It is vital that you match new sources of funding with your existing finance arrangements. These are likely to be dictated by the growth stage of your company, the amount of funding required and the need.

    Key types of funding include personal or commercial mortgages, credit cards, grants, enterprise…

  • Funding for growth

    Posted on Jun 01, 2017

    If only the government and high street banks understood the challenges faced by small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) in running their businesses! The sad fact is that this vital sector of the British economy is either overlooked entirely or offered finance at exorbitant and unacceptable rates. This can have a negative effect on the growth of a business.

    Business challenges nearly always…

  • Bank Referral Scheme - a ticking time bomb?

    Posted on Jun 01, 2017

    The Bank Referral Scheme helps businesses which can’t get funding from the major banks to find other sources of finance.

    In 2015, the government introduced legislation which requires banks to offer to refer their unsuccessful applicants to designated finance platforms. These platforms will then help the referred business find another source of business finance.

    A business may be…