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The facts about business lending
The world of business finances has changed in the past 10 years. The traditional lenders have continued to be stalwarts of the industry, but the demands of the client have progressed.
Both trading businesses and property investors are seeing opportunities to grow. The demand is for quicker funding, quicker answers and for the whole process to be straightforward.
There are still myths about commercial lending and access to business finance, just try not to believe too many of them.
Trading history, credit standing or needing money for a particular purpose can all be OK.
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A recent survey showed 80 percent of businesses were unaware of the finance options available to them
48 percent of small business lending is now done outside the big 5 banks
56 percent of property investors intend to expand this year. The majority will do so as limited companies
70 percent of companies said speed of decision was their number one priority. Getting an answer and funds quickly
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latest news and blogs
What Is Company Administration? A common term that appears in the mainstream pretty frequently, but what is a ‘company administration’ and what does it actually do? If a company is being threatened by its creditors (i.e. – a landlord, HMRC, lender, suppliers, credit card providers, etc.) and there is a risk that the company could
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Family Mortgages & Gifted Deposits House prices in the UK have risen sharply over the last 20 years, no great surprise there. Wages have grown less sharply. In the same 20 year period mortgage payments have risen from 20% of take-home pay to 35% of take-home pay. In London, this reaches 64%. These two graphs
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Seasonality & Financing Seasonal Trends The fact is that almost every business is seasonal in some way, there are largely predictable periods of high and low, busy and quiet. The strange part is there is very little research around the impact of seasonality, there is even less around how businesses should be contingency planning and
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Why businesses with cash borrow A few weeks ago I was in a room of financial advisers talking about commercial borrowing. A difficult audience as, the too often heard statement, of ‘my clients have cash’ reared its head as a reason why businesses don’t need to borrow. The fact remains that businesses with cash and
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Magellan Homeloans The announcement by Magellan Homeloans that they are closed to new business generates some interesting questions about the future of buy to let lending, it also begs the questions of what comes next and whether this is the start of a new trend. Matt Gilmour, CEO of Magellan Homeloans said; “The competitive landscape
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What is Open Banking? In 2016 The Competition & Markets Authority undertook a review into the UK banking sector and looked at the barriers facing new entrants. For a long time, the major traditional players were able to put up high barriers to new entrants and it was felt this stifled innovation and choice for
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Lending For Listed Property It may be a surprise to realise that many buyers don’t realise the property they are looking at acquiring is listed. For those that own property outright who then look to remortgage often only find out about it being listed someway down the line, usually after costs have been incurred. This
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The Friends Effect So no one told you life was gonna be this way, love life DOA and all that. The Friends effect is changing how young professionals live and changing the demand for buy to let. Typically an HMO (House of multiple occupancy) was considered as lower quality accommodation or student lets, especially by
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