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 […]

A welcome reward for our team in the North East

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I was pleased to hear that the Bibby Financial Services North East team were awarded Asset Based Lender of the Year for the second year running at the coveted Insider North East Dealmakers Awards this month. The award was presented at the Marriott Gosforth Park Hotel in Newcastle on 4 September and you can find out more about the events on the Insider website. Our regional presence Based in Sunderland, the BFS North East team […]

Bibby Financial Services in the Guardian Small Business Network

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Research conducted by the Bibby Financial Services marketing team featured on the Guardian Small Business Network (GSBN) earlier this month. The article points towards recent statistics from the Bank of England’s Funding for Lending Scheme (FLS), reiterating what many small business owners experience: that businesses are not getting the financial support they need from the banks. One in three SMEs looking for alternatives The GSBN included figures from our own research showing that one in […]

David Postings looks back at the first half of 2014

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There was a noticeable upturn in the economy during the first half of 2014, however, it now seems likely that growth will start to slow over the coming months. The Bank of England has already indicated that it plans to raise interest rates early next year and this will undoubtedly affect growth in the UK as will the tightening of mortgage lending processes and criteria. We’ve noticed that despite a positive outlook, the market has […]

Bank referrals a welcome move for SMEs caught in credit catch-22

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At Bibby Financial Services, we do everything we can to ensure that our clients have access to the funding they need, when they need it. It’s for this reason that in my capacity as Chief Executive for BFS UK, I welcome the Government’s recent calls for banks to refer small and medium size businesses to other lenders. The news comes as our own research revealed that one in five SMEs where turned down for bank […]