Category: Bridging

Business confidence returns

Interestingly, twice as many companies want to borrow so they can expand their business versus those that need increased funds to keep their companies afloat…

Data from over 5,500 companies shows good progress in both the manufacturing and service sectors, with most key indicators improving in the last quarter. The…

The Equifax Quarter 3 2009 Business Failures Report shows that although, year on year, there are still increases in failures in most sectors and regions…

Don’t abandon SMEs

The Forum of Private Business (FPB) is urging the European Commission not to force the UK’s part-nationalised banks to abandon more than two million of…

Despite relatively high levels of optimism about future growth, an overwhelming 77% of respondents to the FPB’s latest quarterly Referendum survey reported seeing the terms…

Trade deficit narrows

Excluding oil and erratic items, the seasonally adjusted volume of exports was 0.8% higher and the volume of imports 2.6% higher in August, compared with…

Commercial First Partners (CFP) has been established to consolidate the activity of individual professionals and provide a range of sales and marketing services that will…

Tory plans would hurt SMEs

He said: “The numbers Mr Osborne thinks this policy would help seem to have been plucked out of thin air. “Many small businessmen will be…

Lloyds TSB protects SMEs

Debtor Insurance protects a firm’s sales ledger by insuring up to 90% of any bad debts, both in the UK and internationally, suffered as a…

Paradigm adds Bond to panel

Paradigm members will now be able to access the personal service provided by Bond Finance as well as tapping in to its wealth of commercial…