Latest Patron News

  • Fleet Mortgages joins as new NACFB Patron

    January 23, 2015

    Firstly, welcome to a new year and may I introduce you to Fleet Mortgages, a brand new specialist and buy-to-let lender and a fully signed-up Patron of the NACFB. I would hope many of you have followed our journey – as it is fashionable to say these days – from aspiring new lender to full-fledged…

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  • ezbob increases loan size by 140%

    January 23, 2015

    Ezbob, the online short term commercial lender, has increased its maximum loan from £50000 to £120000, and its maximum term from 12 to 15 months. The lender is a pioneer of fully online lending in the commercial sector and has seen its business volumes grow steadily since it launched at the beginning of last year….

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  • Regentsmead and Metro Bank join forces

    January 23, 2015

    Long standing NACFB patron Regentsmead recently held a joint business networking evening with revolutionary high street bank, Metro Bank, on Tuesday 2nd December at the bank’s store in Edgware. The multi-award winning specialist lender and Metro Bank partnered for the event, based on their shared passion for providing customers with high quality service. On announcing…

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  • Are you missing a trick in the current marketplace?

    January 23, 2015

    Financial brokers need to treat marketplace lending as a realistic option for their clients in more and more cases – otherwise they are missing a trick says Graeme Marshall, Chief Executive of FundingKnight. 20 per cent- 25 per cent of SMEs are looking for funding at any one time . With an estimated 4.9 million…

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  • Increased operating costs place strain on SMEs

    January 23, 2015

    MORE than half (59 per cent) of small and medium sized businesses across the UK are experiencing increased operating costs, and of that figure, 58 per cent say it’s having a negative impact on their cash flow. The figures come from the Close Brothers Business Barometer, a quarterly survey of UK SME owners and senior…

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  • A year for the record books

    December 19, 2014

    A few figures for you from the past year: Sixty lenders applied to be patrons – we signed up 29 of them. We added 103 new member firms, put on 20 events across the UK, and welcomed four new Directors. The findSMEfinance website ended the year with an average of £1.29 million during November. Everything,…

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  • Liberis funds FP Show deal in 10 days

    December 19, 2014

    Business cash advance company, Liberis and national broker, John McNamara, CEO of Focus Commercial, both enjoyed some swift results from the recent Finance Professional Show. John visited the Liberis team on their stand for an informal chat, signed up with them the next day and within 10 days, Liberis had funded his client and the…

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