Wednesday 20 September 2017

German Bank invests £45m in MarketInvoice Platform

German private bank, Varengold, has agreed to provide £45m of funding to MarketInvoice annually to assist its drive for SME funding.

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Thursday 7 September 2017

Factoring Company Charges .... and how to avoid them

Factoring and Invoice Discounting services will help any growing business. Facilities should be set up in the first instance with the correct structure and managed to ensure excessive fees are not applied.

Here are examples of the varous elements which may impact on an invoice finance facility.

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Tuesday 29 August 2017

Team Strengthens with the Appointment of Nick Whitaker

Following a long and succesful career working in high street banking, commercial banking and invoice finance, Nick Whitaker has joined the team at Avanti.

Commenting on his new role, Nick said "I am delighted to be working with the team at Avanti. Having worked on deals with the team in my previous role, I have been impressed with their professional, independent approach. I am looking forward to providing independent advice across a number of Asset Based Lending providers and continuing to work with accountants and professional advisors in the area".

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Friday 13 November 2015

Amicus Commercial Finance announced

Amicus Finance is to launch a new commercial finance business dedicated to serving the small business and professional services communities.

Amicus Commercial Finance will provide a revolving working capital facility powered by a proprietary funding platform, which utilises smart technology and real-time data connectivity. The new business will focus on providing relationship-based, intelligent cash flow to owner-managed businesses with annual sales of between GBP0.5m and GBP5m. The firm plans to begin operating in January 2016.

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Friday 13 November 2015

Bibby Financial Services Pledges SME Cash After Refinance

Bibby Financial Services ("BFS") has pledged to increase its funding for UK small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) by more than £290m.

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Friday 16 October 2015

Aldermore Invoice Finance announces redundancies

Listed challenger bank Aldermore is set to embark on a round of redundancies at its invoice financing arm.

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Wednesday 14 October 2015

Tesco Reduce Supplier Payment Terms

Small businesses supplying to the main supermarket groups have historically turned to invoice finance as a means of accelerating their cashflow; however, long payment terms have meant that finance costs have had an adverse affect on supplier margins. The proposed terms to be adopted by Tesco in 2016 will go some way to ensure that smaller suppliers are able to rely on invoice factoring and invoice discounting as a means of growing their business on a sustainable basis. 

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Monday 28 September 2015

New Small Business Commissioner will personally challenge late payers

Business owners should not expect a complete reversal of larger firms’ attitudes regarding late payment of invoices; however, it is pleasing to see that the Business Minister has identified this area as a problem for owner-managed businesses and is trying to do something about it.

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Wednesday 23 September 2015

Hitachi Capital Invoice Finance Expands

Hitachi Capital Invoice Finance, currently based in Telford’s Stafford Park Industrial Estate, is set to move to new premises to help the company grow.  The move will also see Hitachi Capital Invoice Finance look to treble the amount of money it lends.

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Tuesday 11 August 2015

Invoice Finance Cost Calculator Launched

Avanti Invoice Finance Cost Calculator launched.

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