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5 Tips for Invoice Finance

Invoice Funding

Invoice finance and factoring are reliable solutions for obtaining funds for a developing business. However, one needs to understand the market before taking up any of these financing options, as there are several other options of funding available. Listed below are 5 tips that will help you in making informed decisions:

1. Save money on borrowing costs As a business owner you should only draw down funds that are required from the fina...

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An Introduction to Merchant Cash Advance

Revenue-based Loans

Most small business owners would love to have additional capital to grow their company, such as expanding their space, purchasing new equipment, hiring additional employees or simply having cash on-hand for random expenses. What some small business owners may not realize is that instead of applying for a small business loan, a merchant cash advance may be better suited for their industry. Here are five things y...

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5 Steps to a Successful Crowdfunding Campaign

Equity Funding

Deciding to embark on an equity crowdfunding round is a big decision for any founder. A successful campaign requires a lot of planning before launch and an equal amount of work during the raise.

Before founders submit a campaign they should ensure that these five elements are well prepared to maximise their chances of success.

1)Know what you want

Before promoting a crowdfundin...

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Just Cash Flow PLC Launches Borrower Facing App

Direct Business Lenders
Sponsored Article

Small business lending platform Just Cash Flow PLC is claiming to have become the first European alternative lender to launch a mobile app that allows customers to manage their money on the move.

The app will allow small business owners to manage their Just Cash Flow funding facilities from wherever they are, at the touch of a button. The app will allow borrowers to check up on thei...

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Views & Opinions

Cash is King - how to effectively manage working capital in a business

Direct Business Lenders

“Cash is king” is a phrase often used to underline the importance of effective working capital management in a business. In an uncertain economic climate companies experience consistent financial pressure, so cash flow management is more relevant than ever. Let’s face it — without the right amount of cash, your business wi...

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AltFi: How Fintech is shaping the lending scene for SMEs

By Arina Osiannaya, Director of the Business Funding Show

Financial technology, or FinTech, has redefined the way in which money changes hands. From helping businesses to manage costs to establishing efficient payment relationships, FinTech is an industry that has come along way in recent years. It’s prospects show no sign of abating in 2016 either.

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Shareholders = Customers = Ambassadors

By Oscar A Jofre Jr., KoreConx

Each interview I've had in the past two weeks has asked a question about how some companies or outsiders believe that having a large pool of investors is not good for a company and is distracting. I pondered my response on a number of occasions and then I reflected on comments from the founders of the JOBS Act (Sherwood Neis, Jason Best and Douglas Ellenoff) that crowdfunding...

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ESF Capital Acquires Controlling Stake in ThinCats

Peer-to-business Loans

The M&A “hokey cokey” – as David Stevenson recently termed it – has well and truly begun.

ESF Capital has acquired a 73.4% equity stake in secured business lending platform ThinCats. ESF Capital was spun out of ESO Capital, a European specialist investment firm which was founded in 2006. In February, ESO committed to deploying £20-£50 million through the ThinCats pl...

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Merritt Decorators Ltd

Direct Business Lenders

Family run business, Merritt Decorators Ltd. is based in the South East of England, and has a range of customers including Specsavers, Taylor Wimpey, Persimmon Homes, Charles Church and Rollalong (working on Army Barracks and RAF Camps). This is in addition to many other building contracts both nationally and within the local area. Steve Merritt founded the company in 2003 and runs it with his son James.

Covering the whole of the South of England mean...

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Worldpay Business Finance Goes Live

Revenue-based Loans

Liberis has tied up with one of the world’s leading payment processors.

Worldpay has joined forces with merchant cash advance provider Liberis to launch a new funding scheme by the name of Worldpay Business Finance. Liberis specialises in short-term advances which are repaid as a pre-set proportion of credit and debit sales. A quiet month of business will result in lower repayment amounts – as borrowers only pay ba...

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