Bartercard Goes Live For Commercial Finance

We are always looking for ways to differentiate ourselves from our peers and Bartercard offers yet another way of doing just that. Bartercard is an international system which allows businesses to trade with each other, however rather than use cash they use Bartercard, therefore alleviating cash pressure. The system is about bringing different businesses together
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The Bank Doesn’t Understand Me

We try and explain the basics of why a banker doesn’t always understand the entrepreneur and vise-versa. To obtain business finance you need to have an appreciation for what the business banker thinks, it is unlikely the bank will change so to succeed you need to be understanding, sorry… The first in our series of
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The Benefits of Business Crowdfunding

Benefits Of Crowdfunding We have talked about what crowdfunding is before, now we take a look at the benefits of raising business finance through crowdfunding. In our opinion there are two main benefits to using crowdfunding to raise business finance, we will now explain why we think these are real benefits over traditional bank finance.
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Cross Border Trading, Import & Export Finance

More and more UK businesses are now trading across borders, whether that be importing goods from China or Europe, whether that be selling on-line to businesses or consumers in America or beyond. The ease of electronic sales channels, ease of communication and accessible logistics all mean that importing and exporting is no longer the domain
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Funding For Lending Scheme Extended, But Why Bother?

The government has announced that the Funding For Lending scheme is to be extended, so surely this should be good news for the UK economy and for UK businesses, but is it? The scheme was designed to provide capital to banks at better rates than they could raise themselves, with this saving being passed on
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