LATEST FROM THE NACFB

  • No more interference

    April 19, 2018

    Another very busy month here at the NACFB has seen the executive team and I supporting commercial finance brokers and the industry across the length and breadth of the UK. Following our Broker Days in London and Manchester, one thing that emerged was the need for us to communicate more clearly all of the things…

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  • Here’s how accounting for leases is changing

    April 19, 2018

    It has become an increasingly popular topic of conversation that accounting rules for the leasing of assets is about to change. The accounting practices currently adopted by most UK businesses are covered within an internationally agreed accounting rule called IAS17, which recognises two types of lease: – finance lease – on balance sheet – operating…

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  • Just 11% of business lending is now fixed-rate

    April 19, 2018

    Just 11% of the £416bn in total stock of loans to businesses are now being provided on a fixed rate, leaving businesses with huge exposure to rising interest rates, says Hadrian’s Wall Capital, the London-based specialist debt adviser. The proportion of loans provided on a fixed rate has dropped from 18% over the last two…

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  • Are HMOs the way forward?

    April 19, 2018

    Renting a property to a group of individuals, as opposed to a single person or family, can raise yields by an estimated two to three percentage points. Otherwise known as houses in multiple occupation (HMO), this is a market segment that is becoming increasingly popular in today’s new world of buy-to-let. Landlords have had a…

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  • The hindering factors of SME access to growth funding

    April 19, 2018

    Research from Liberis, a leading provider of business cash advance, has revealed that over half of UK businesses are unable to access all of the funding they need to grow, with the main hindering factor being a lack of education or understanding of their funding options. The lifeblood of the UK economy, SMEs are forecast…

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  • Unlocking funds in probate

    April 19, 2018

    Bridging loans are incredibly flexible and may be put to a variety of uses – including resolving probate issues when concluding a will. When a will is presented between various parties, it can throw up financial hurdles. There are numerous benefits to be gained by fast tracking the settlement process and using a short-term finance…

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  • The changing landscape for women in finance

    April 19, 2018

    Despite my first few years in finance being headed up by a strong female MD and senior management team, by the time I had moved into business development this didn’t translate to the wider market. Out of 400+ brokers in 2008 less than a handful were women. As I progressed, fewer and fewer of my…

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