LATEST FROM THE NACFB

  • Building on knowledge and collaboration

    October 20, 2017

    It’s been a busy month here at the NACFB since our September newsletter. We’ve staged two Members’ days, a Patrons’ day, several compliance workshops and a board strategy day. Looking ahead, we have four NACFB roadshows with Barcadia scheduled (in Newcastle upon Tyne, Barnsley, Reading and Derby) and a dedicated NACFB asset finance day in…

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  • Latest Patron news – October 2017

    October 20, 2017

    ESF/ThinCats announces £200m funding programme to support lending to UK SMEs ESF Capital, together with its operating subsidiary, ThinCats, has concluded a funding programme for loans of up to £5m for growing UK SMEs. This £200m programme comprises £30m already committed by ESO Capital, £70m concluded with Waterfall Asset Management LLC and the balance to…

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  • Pressure and frustration? There’s an alternative

    October 20, 2017

    Damon Walford, chief development officer at ThinCats, examines how the one-size-fits-all approach from high-street lenders can clash with SME business culture. For businesses of every size and shape, the right type of investment at the right time is critical to facilitate growth, promote development and achieve targeted ambitions. Traditionally, bank loans offered the main option…

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  • ‘It’s best to be open and honest’

    October 20, 2017

    Q&A with Natalie Smethurst, underwriting manager at Seneca In the application process for bridging finance, dealing with complex loans and analysing risk for both the borrower and lender in a time-sensitive situation takes someone with a lot of experience. Here’s our Q&A session with Seneca’s underwriting manager, Natalie Smethurst, to help you get an insight…

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  • Who is boosting industry growth speed?

    October 20, 2017

    Jonathan Sealey, CEO of Hope Capital, examines the strengths of the mortgage lending sector amid recent economic volatility Despite recent market, economic and political changes and conditions, specialist mortgage lending has grown 19% every year since 2009. In fact, in 2016 it reached £17bn and the market has showed no signs of slowing down. This…

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  • The changing landscape of rural agricultural finance

    October 20, 2017

    Of all UK industries, farming could lose or gain the most from Brexit. At worst, Brexit could devastate the farming sector; on average, 60% of farm incomes come in the form of EU subsidies. A report by Informa Agribusiness Intelligence estimates that without subsidies 90% of farms would collapse and land prices would crash. The…

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  • The NACFB events to attend before the end of the year

    September 15, 2017

    Now that the holiday season is over, everyone should be back in full swing, continuing to support SMEs with their funding requirements. This e-newsletter continues to provide plenty of content of what our funders have to offer and, of course, a link to our magazine and other news items regarding our Patrons. The coming few…

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