LATEST FROM THE NACFB

  • Four reasons why 30th November is a landmark date

    November 16, 2017

    It’s been another busy month here at the NACFB since our October newsletter. We have staged four NACFB roadshows with Commercial Reporter in Newcastle, Barnsley, Reading and Derby and a dedicated NACFB asset finance day in Bolton. Thank you to all those who came along and took something away from those events that we hope…

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  • Christmas cashflow

    November 16, 2017

      The Oxford Street lights are on, calendars are filling with events and it won’t be long before excited little ones can track Santa’s progress across the North Pole. Christmas cheer may filling the air, but it’s set against a challenging backdrop for retail and hospitality clients who will be well aware their takings over…

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  • Asset refinancing – why wouldn’t you?

    November 16, 2017

    Raising cash against owned assets is often assumed to be a last resort; something only done by companies with no alternative but to look to their capital equipment base as collateral against borrowings needed to keep the show on the road. In reality, asset refinancing is used by a wide range of businesses, most doing…

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  • Unsecured loans take centre stage again

    November 16, 2017

    Many business loans are secured against commercial or personal assets, or require a personal guarantee from a business owner. This has been longstanding practice: should a borrower be delayed with loan payments or even default, the lender can seize the company or personal assets to recoup losses. While taking secured loans is common business practice…

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  • A changing appetite for bridging

    November 16, 2017

    As Bridging Finance Solutions (BFS) continues along its pathway of continued growth and expansion, the firm begins to explore where new customer groups lie in terms of a wider demographic. John Hardman, head of sales at BFS, considers the facts, reviewing trends across 2017, and determines what makes a ‘typical’ bridging customer. While bridging is…

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  • Who’s technology working for?

    November 16, 2017

    Fintech, robo-advisors and a general leaning towards digitisation are natural progressions in a world where even contraception can now officially be done digitally; but when it comes to finances at least, who does it all benefit? ‘It’s not just about digitising money, it’s about monetising data,’ come the cries of the converted, and of course,…

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  • Lenders must build on special relationships

    November 16, 2017

    The growth of the specialist has been impossible to ignore over the last couple of years, but recent research by the Intermediary Mortgage Lenders Association (IMLA) has made clear the increasing role of specialism in the mortgage market. IMLA found that lending by specialists has grown by an average of 19% each year from 2009…

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