View THE TRADE FINANCE SHOW with INFORMED FUNDING

THE TRADE FINANCE SHOW with INFORMED FUNDING

We are excited to announce the first Informed Funding Conference of 2017.   EFM are Informed Funding’s event partners and will be supporting this Conference with expert workshop advisors and members of our financial management team. Our focus for the day on 30 March will be on TRADE FINANCE – both domestic and international –…

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View Funding for a communications startup

Funding for a communications startup

SECTOR Mobile telecommunications. BACKGROUND A Mobile Virtual Network Operator (MVNO) required growth capital to expand into neighbouring countries. CHALLENGE The MVNO was a new operator who was unable to offer tangible assets to provide security to lenders in order to raise funds to meet licence payments. SOLUTION EFM’s Mike Fletcher designed and arranged a syndicated mezzanine…

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View A Business Advisory Event  – 30 November 2016

A Business Advisory Event – 30 November 2016

Turnover is vanity, profit is sanity, cashflow is reality Join EFM, Woodfines Solicitors and Velocity Growth Hub at a Bedfordshire Chamber of Commerce event on 30 November at Wrest Park for an afternoon seminar on Finance and Cash Management. Many smaller business can run out of cash whilst still profitable, because they are unable to meet financial obligations…

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View Invoice finance an SME saviour but at what price?

Invoice finance an SME saviour but at what price?

Access to finance and cash flow are major areas of concern for the SME sector. A large number of SMEs have managed to make it through the recession with hardly any reserves, and many are discovering that they are unable to access the working capital that they need to survive. To bridge funding gaps, some…

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View Borrowing to Grow – Choosing the right funding for your business

Borrowing to Grow – Choosing the right funding for your business

For growing businesses, it can be hard to make an informed choice over the best way to borrow, to finance their business. Over recent years, the high street banks have not been very responsive to the needs of smaller, growing businesses. Meanwhile, and partly because of this, a bewildering new range of borrowing options has emerged…

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View Where to turn for SME Finance advice

Where to turn for SME Finance advice

Research from the British Business Bank suggests that more and more start-ups and SMEs are turning to online platforms for “financial advice”. To meet this growing demand British Business Bank along with ICAEW has created a new Business Finance Guide “a journey from start-up to growth”. In addition, The Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT) has…

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View Mitigating The Impact – Help For Flood Hit SMEs

Mitigating The Impact – Help For Flood Hit SMEs

    Over successive winters, flooding in the UK  has had a huge impact on communities and businesses. Thankfully, the UK government has supported affected areas with extra funds, including relief packages  for small and medium sized businesses affected by the recent floods. This scheme, targeted at SME businesses enables claims to be made to cover repair…

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View SMEs Get Second Chance With New Proposals

SMEs Get Second Chance With New Proposals

George Osborne recently announced proposals to help SMEs access finance. These measures are aimed at providing alternative sources of funding to small businesses that have been rejected for a business loan. The Chancellor authorised partnership talks between High Street banks and lend-to-save firms so that more than 250,000 businesses that have been rejected for loans…

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