Invoice Discounting

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Alternative business funding for small businesses

UK SMEs collectively missed out on £3.6bn of funding from traditional lenders in 2021

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The benefits of invoice finance

Digital technology and open banking are evolving invoice financing, explains Hector Macandrew. Digital entrants are disrupting the market, driving down costs

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Small businesses blindsided by Growth Street demanding its money back

Growth Street tries to claw back £18m in loans from dozens of small businesses in order to repay panicked peer-to-peer investors


UK SMEs missing out on over £250 billion of liquid cash flow

Slow and late invoice payments are costing UK SMEs billions of pounds of liquid cash flow, not to mention hundreds of hours a year in time spent chasing.

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Invoice discounting as a liquidity source for SMEs

In this piece in association with Fundbird, Mark Thomas of C2FO looks at invoice discounting as a means of improving small companies' cash flow position.

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The growth of invoice finance and how it works for small businesses

Demand for lending has remained subdued in recent times but invoice finance has burgeoned, says Bibby Financial Services.

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Need to know: Asset-based finance

Waiting for invoices to be paid before investing the proceeds in your business can seriously impede growth. SmallBusiness.co.uk examines how factoring and invoice discounting can speed up expansion.

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16 ways to improve your business cash flow

Read here for 16 tried and tested tips and tricks to improve potential cash flow problems

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Agility – the new rocket fuel for today’s SMBs

How Microsoft Teams is helping small businesses stay nimble

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Six ways to boost your small company’s culture with technology

Getting the most from Microsoft Teams to help build a common purpose and connection within your business

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Five ways to boost SMB cyber defence so you can focus on growth

Want to boost your cybersecurity? Check out these five ways to strengthen your defences against attacks