Next Government must recognise the full range of financing options for UK SMEs

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The lead-up to the General Election on 7 May has had an unprecedented focus on small businesses, with all parties outlining policies designed to support their growth. The parties appear determined to help ‘working Britain,’ particularly the small business owner. But the political parties’ manifestos indicate a worrying ignorance of how SMEs seek financing. They imply that UK SMEs are faced with a simple dichotomy: the big banks on the one hand and emerging peer-to-peer […]

Welsh development bank hoped to ease funding crisis

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In Wales this week, the BBC reported that a development bank for businesses had been recommended to help the Welsh economy continue to grow. Dylan Jones-Evans, professor of entrepreneurship at the University of the West of England in Bristol produced a report which concluded that a development bank would ease what he described as a ‘market failure’ in available finance. One of Professor Dylan Jones-Evans previous reports found that there was a gap of £500m […]

The economy in 2015

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It’s evident that many businesses have seen improving conditions throughout the past year, but growth is likely to slow over the course of the coming months as we approach the general election in May. Once the election is over it is likely that taxes will rise, taking cash out of people’s pockets and again delaying the need for rate rises. There is, however, some good news on the horizon for the UK in the form […]

Client case studies

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2014 has been an excellent year for my teams. We have expanded our Lease Finance capabilities, opened two new offices and introduced a new operating platform to help us to better service our customers. Our client-life has extended by 10%, which is a fantastic achievement and goes some way to demonstrating the long-term value of the customer service we offer. In what’s been a successful year for my teams across the country, it’s encouraging to […]

David Postings looks at Bibby Financial Services reports and studies

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My team at Bibby Financial Services continuously monitor the market to enable us to better service our customers. We often use the market insight gathered to produce regional or sectorial reports and our latest two reports are available on this blog. SME Sentiment Scotland I’ve blogged before about funding Scotland’s thriving SME sector, and prior to September’s referendum my team produced the SME Sentiment Scotland report, which was a look at the country’s small and […]