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5 small business loans you can use to expand your business

Whether you’re looking to increase turnover, purchase new equipment, expand into a new location, or take advantage of upcoming growth opportunities, business finance can provide you with the funding boost you need to reach your goals. Here are 5 types of business finance that can be used to fund expansion.

25 Oct 2022

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Rishi Sunak is elected new Tory leader. Here are 5 things businesses can expect from the new Prime Minister
News

5 things businesses can expect from the new Prime Minister

The former Chancellor of the Exchequer will succeed Liz Truss as Britain's next Prime Minister, it was announced today. Below, we'll discuss the possible implications on businesses the new PM might bring as he steps into office.

24 Oct 2022

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A guide to finance for property developers
Education

A guide to finance for property developers

Whether you’re new to property development or are an expert this guide is designed to help you understand some of the different property-orientated finance options out there today.

21 Oct 2022

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How does invoice finance work in the UK?
Education

How does invoice finance work in the UK?

If you have cash tied up in your accounts receivables, invoice finance can allow you to unlock up to 90% of it, providing you with access to the cash you need to trade and grow with confidence. Read on to find out more about this flexible form of business finance.

21 Oct 2022

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Submission of 31 October tax return – who does it apply to?
Education

Submission of 31 October tax return – who does it apply to?

If you’re submitting your tax return through the post as opposed to doing it online, the deadline is midnight on 31 October 2022. Should you miss this deadline, you’ll pay a late filing penalty of £100 if your tax return is up to 3 months late – and more thereafter.

17 Oct 2022

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Here’s what you need to know about exporting from the UK to the EU
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Here’s what you need to know about exporting from the UK to the EU

If you trade internationally, you’ll know how important it is for your goods to move to and from the UK smoothly. But with new export rules in place, it’s easier said than done. In fact, some small business owners say they’ve faced 70-page long customs declarations. To help our customers, we’ve put together some information about exporting to the EU in 2022. This isn’t a definitive guide: for specific information, speak to a specialist.

14 Oct 2022

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Finance for building materials – funding construction projects
Education

Finance for building materials – funding construction projects

Running a successful construction business is no mean feat. Having to pay upfront for materials before you complete the job (and get paid by the client) can prove problematic from a cash flow perspective. Unless you have the ready cash, you might not be able to take on the contract. But construction finance could help.

14 Oct 2022

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Recap: How to cement yourself as the trusted advisor to your clients amid an economic downturn and an ever-changing SME lending landscape
Advisory

How to become a the trusted advisor to your clients

On 21 September 2022, our Head of Commercial, Thomas Boyd hosted a live discussion in conjunction with the Institute of Financial Accountants (IFA) to discuss the role of Advisor to SMEs as they navigate their business through the economic downturn. The panellists also discussed how business advisors can utilise technology to help their clients prepare, scale and grow their business.

14 Oct 2022

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What is crowdfunding and how can I benefit from it? Card
Education

What is crowdfunding and how can I benefit from it?

Crowdfunding has become a popular form of funding in recent years. Its origins date back to the 1700s; in 1713, for example, Alexander Pope requested donations to fund his translation of Greek poetry into English. But how does crowdfunding work today? And what are the benefits?

12 Oct 2022

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