Invoice fraud is on the increase, and this surge in crime statistics shows no sign of abating. Businesses of all shapes and sizes are at risk of invoice and mandate fraud, and research shows that SMEs are the most...Read more
When your small to mid-sized business needs to increase cash flow, there are very few finance options that can provide as much flexibility and speed as using invoice finance. Invoice finance can be a way to gain access to...Read more
As we are all returning to the office after the celebrations, there may be a whiff of the post-holiday blues in the air (or is that the remnants of a New Year’s hangover?), but there is always a hint...Read more
As we’re getting ready to round up 2019, many of us will be reflecting on the last 12 months and establishing our New Year’s resolutions. As 2020 dawns, there will be the usual promises to ourselves to go to...Read more
In his song Good Life, Kanye West says: “Having money’s not everythin, not having it is.” And when it comes to business, never a truer word was spoken (or rapped). When you think about a business with cash flow...Read more
Photo by Lukas from Pexels The term ‘alternative finance’ implies that obtaining funding from sources other than high street lenders is far from mainstream. This used to be the case but gone are the days where finance-seeking SMEs’...Read more
Invoice Finance- Factoring or Discounting: What is the difference and Which is Right for Your Business?
Image by TeroVesalainen from Pixabay To many, alternative finance options like invoicing factoring or discounting seems like a modern concept, but though first popularised in recent history in the 1960’s in America, the practice has been in existence for...Read more
Image: Pexels.com The balancing act between ensuring you have adequate control over your sales ledger and maintaining good relationships with clients is a delicate one, people consider “Be too tough and you might lose business, be too...Read more
Business Credit Vs Personal Credit – Can Business Debt Affect Your Personal Finances and Vice Versa?
When you are your business, as is the case for many small or family-run businesses, the lines between personal and business finances can become blurred. This can be problematic down the line because, although there is a distinction between...Read more
FDs would rather apply for expensive, time-consuming, credit-file-damaging bank loans than seek alternative finance. We ask ‘why?’ The alternative finance market is booming, but it seems many FDs are behind the times. 83% of FDs said they would turn...Read more