Transactional funding and the art of building relationships

Posted Posted in Digital, Funding, Funding relationships, SMEs

We’re living in a time of exciting change where the word “digital” is on many lips. A recent internal presentation from IBM declared that “digital disruption has already happened” given that Uber is the world’s largest taxi company without owning any taxis and Airbnb is probably the largest accommodation provider without owning any properties. What sets these digital services apart is that they do not seek to replace people with technology. They simply utilise technology […]

Asset based funding: underused and untapped

Posted Posted in Asset based finance, Bank of England, Bibby Financial Services, Crowdfunding, Finance, Financing, Funding, Invoice finance, P2P lending, SMEs

A recent assessment from The Bank of England’s Q3 Credit Conditions report found that “credit availability for smaller firms had improved and was approaching normal levels.” It’s fair to say that in my thirty-plus-years in the financial services industry, I have never seen so much money chasing so few business customers. Whether peer-to-peer lending and crowdfunding or traditional banking channels, SMEs are swamped with lending options. It’s clear, however, that many SMEs don’t want to […]

Funding futures

Posted Posted in Asset based finance, Bibby Factors, Bibby Financial Services, Blog, Corporate finance, Customer service, Financing, Funding, Invoice finance, Non-bank lending, Securitisation, Small businesses, SMEs

Bibby Financial Services was formed in 1982 and for the first two years, the business was operated from the accounts department of our parent company, the Bibby Line Group, before becoming a separate entity in 1984. Fast-forward 33 years later and we’re Britain’s largest independently owned invoice finance provider, handling annual client turnover of £5bn in the UK and supporting over 9,500 businesses worldwide. Over the past thirty-plus-years, we’ve consistently grown our position in the […]