Asset-based lending: All you need to know

ABL: How much do you know about the fast-growing business finance?

ABL: How much do you know about the fast-growing business finance?

Asset-based lending is one of the fastest-growing forms for business finance in the UK: so here's a guide of all you need to know about it

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Rule change: But VCTs look set to stay strong

Paul Latham, Managing Director of Octopus Investments, explains why recent changes to legislation shouldn’t be misinterpreted as a lack of support for VCTs themselves

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How do VCs assess risk when looking forensically at investment portfolios?

Five funding options to replace a removed bank overdraft

Business finance: Options are available beyond the traditional banking routes

Business overdrafts are being withdrawn at an alarming rate: but it need not be the end of the road, as Conrad Ford explains

Five reasons banks use to reject applications for commercial mortgages

When most commercial borrowers apply for commercial mortgages and banks reject their application, they feel confused and lost because banks don’t bother to explain why they have turned it down.

Self employed? How to avoid going bankrupt if your business is failing

A variety of financial options for SMEs covering everything from small shortfalls to more sizeable debts.

Nobody enters the world of self-employment with anything more than an optimistic, hopeful outlook. The problem is that things don’t always go quite as rosy

Soft factors: The next big thing in private equity

New research shows that investors need to pay more attention to soft factors if they want to be successful in the future – growth businesses are well-advised to prepare for greater organisational scrutiny

Driving growth through employee engagement

Employee engagement: Is it the best way to drive growth?

You will often hear experts says that good people make a business: in this piece, in association with HSBC, we explore what that really means for SMEs.

Why a business plan is for the lifecycle – not just for start-ups

Creating and maintaining an effective business plan may seem like simple stuff, but there are still those who don't update them effectively and run into problems: in this piece, in association with HSBC, we look at how you can get it right.

Pulling the right strings – a guide to SME finance

Funding options: How well do you know yours?

The SME financing space is now in full-blooded recovery following the recession: but with more options than ever before how can you ensure you pick the right route?

Show SME the money: Are you aware of your funding options?

For all the talk of SMEs being the engine room of the UK economy, getting funding is still not as easy as some would like: so how can you ensure you know all of your options to give you the best chance of success?

What are the next big trends in fintech?

Martin Campbell, MD at fintech startup Ormsby Street, fresh from FinovateFall 2015, reveals what might be coming to the UK from the US

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