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Fiduciam, the short-term and marketplace lender, has just closed two development loans, with a total value of £2.5m, with one using its ‘Stepping Stone’. ...

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Invoice finance firm launches healthcare

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Lockdown costing non-food stores £1.8bn a week

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Aspen Bridging increases maximum LTV and loan

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Zephyr Homeloans resumes physical valuations

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Stan Chem provides hand sanitisers amid pandemic

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Savills assists OCS group to sell Cardiff building

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Shining a light on some of the healthcare

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Chocolate factory looks past Covid-19 to

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Silent streets under lockdown – BRC

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VAS Panel launches Project Monitoring service

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1 in 10 retailers facing imminent collapse as

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Launch of Rural Economy National Innovation Centre

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House builder supports future with bank support

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Paragon continues support for UK housing

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North Yorkshire restaurant aims to bounce back

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SME manufactures see activity plunge sharply

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L and G Modular Homes achieves planning consent

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Harley Street Dental Studio secures CBILS

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Pallet Plus secures working capital finance deal

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SMMT Update – Time to accelerate industry’s

This week, SMMT released UK automotive production figures for March which highlight the extreme test the sector is facing. Amid coronavirus-led UK plant ...

VAT on e-books – zero rated from today!

The zero rating of e-books is welcome at time when more people are reading on line, but not all e-publications will benefit, say leading tax and advisory firm ...

Midlands manufacturer boosted by CBILS funding

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Garden centre stays in bloom through corona crisis

An Edinburgh garden centre and tearoom is brightening up lockdown for its customers by offering a delivery service during the Coronavirus crisis, thanks to ...

Gener8 provide £400k funding to firm

Gener8 Finance, the invoice finance provider to small businesses across the UK, have supported a fashion and textile manufacturer with a £400,000 cashflow ...

WMCA funds new training to help local people

Local people are learning specialist skills for essential work to maintain the country’s infrastructure, thanks to new training funded by the West Midlands ...

Van insurance premiums race to record high

Van insurance premiums reached a record £1,881 last month, the latest analysis from insurance market experts Consumer Intelligence shows. Its Van Insurance ...

Historic slide in retail sales – CBI

The CBI’s monthly Distributive Trades Survey (conducted between 27 March 2020 and 15 April 2020) reveals that retailers expect a similar pace of decline in ...

Changing the use of commercial buildings needs

RICS urges government to re-examine commercial use classes to aid flexibility of use going forward, as the Q1 2020 RICS UK Commercial Survey results point to ...

Southern Grove unveils new concept ‘

Developer Southern Grove has today revealed details of its first autonomous, city centre apartment hotel. The £5m scheme, named ‘The Workshops’, represents a ...

Pub group remains at the heart of communities

A local independent pub group has secured a £250,000 loan through the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS) from Lloyds Bank to help it to ...

Simply helps south coast student coach firm

Simply, the SME lender, has helped Swanage Taxis Ltd, operating as Linkrider Coaches, restructure its finance agreements to ensure that it can weather the ...

A great British tipple: UK winery expands

A South Staffordshire-based wine producer and retailer has been able to expand its production and has diversified its operations during the coronavirus ...

Despite rising costs, prices remain low

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Punch Partnerships (PTL) Limited – an FPB

“On 27 April an article was published on the  Business Money website news page under the heading ‘Forum of Private Business celebrates as ...

CBILS support for civil engineering contractor

An SME civil engineering firm that has worked on projects at St Paul’s Cathedral and The Oval cricket ground has safeguarded jobs amid widespread construction ...

Aspen completes desktop valuation bridging loan

Aspen Bridging has completed a £225k residential bridging loan in just 10 days, using its desktop valuations system to circumnavigate the current surveying ...

£450k CBIL means rescue and recovery firm will

The owner of a vehicle rescue and recovery firm says the business he built up from a single truck to a fleet of 75 was facing the end of the road when the ...

How COVID-19 will cause the metamorphosis of

Dame Sharon White, the chairman of the John Lewis Partnership, is currently looking at new retail opportunities beyond the department store and Waitrose Food ...

Octane Capital completes on £7.5m developer exit

‘Product-less’ lender, Octane Capital, today announced that it has completed on a £7.5m developer exit loan to a client of Alpe Capital secured against a ...

Business confidence falls to near record low

Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking Business Barometer. The steep decline illustrates the impact the measures to contain the pandemic is having on UK businesses. ...

Legal and General signs £150m Sheffield City

Legal & General announces that it is investing £150m into Sheffield’s West Bar Square development to deliver the first phase of this substantial mixed-use ...

Sustainable marketplace set to grow with £300

Know the Origin sells ethically sourced clothing for men and women, as well as environmentally conscious living products such as bamboo toothbrushes to help ...

Covid-19 is transforming UK shopping habits,

Research has revealed that a colossal 92% of UK adults have changed their shopping habits due to the Covid-19 pandemic, with e-commerce emerging as retail’s ...

BRC guidance to support reopening of shops

On 23 March, the government stepped up measures to prevent the spread of coronavirus, including the temporary closure of all business premises deemed non ...

Starting the ignition on a successful industry

A key priority for SMMT, our members and the industry as a whole has been ensuring the promised provision of liquidity from the government to businesses ...

March retail sales figures confirm ParcelHero&

Today’s Office of National Statistics (ONS) retail sales estimates for March have confirmed dire forecasts for the future of the High Street. The UK home ...

UK food and drink sector bucks trend

Food and drink businesses defied an overall drop in UK exports during the first quarter of 2020 as supply chain disruption and international efforts to combat ...

St Ives Castle Resort fortifies future with £1m

Tregenna Castle Resort, in St Ives Cornwall has secured a £1m loan from Lloyds Bank to help secure the business’ future after the hotel, self-catering, ...

3 great ways to accomplish more professionally

Do you want to accomplish more in your professional life? Maybe you’re pretty proud of what you’ve done so far, but you know you’re only scratching the ...

Investment for screen-industry body to support

Create Central, the industry-led body set up in late 2019 has secured £2m of investment to deliver a programme of activities to help turbo charge the West ...

Lockdown leads to massive leap in freelance

As the world’s economy and business ecosystem remain in a state of flux following the outbreak of Covid-19, the UK’s leading freelancing platform, ...

Aspen Bridging to lend on pre Covid-19 property

Aspen Bridging has become the first UK lender to state it will lend on pre Covid-19 property values. Under the market leading offering, all valuation bases ...

Brits rally to support local businesses as

Research from Barclaycard, which sees nearly half of the nation’s credit and debit card transactions, reveals that community spirit and support for local ...

RICS Construction and Infrastructure market

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Concessions support the occupier markets, some

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WMCA announces major investment to transform

The West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) has approved a further suite of multi-million-pound investments to unlock and transform former industrial sites ...

FPB showcases member’s ‘Coronavirus Virtual High

The Forum of Private business is showcasing one of its members Boxed Red Marketing, who have created a virtual Knutsford High Street (www.knutsfordhighstreet ...

Pluto Finance closes £13m Wembley development

Pluto Finance has closed a £13m development exit bridge loan for Signia in Wembley, London HA9. The facility provides a development exit loan to allow time ...

Billions of dollars worth of perishable produce

“Agriculture has been one of the major UK industries affected by the coronavirus outbreak. Although the challenges of having to maintain an adequate ...

Housemates secures GC Angels funding

Manchester-based student accommodation marketplace Housemates has secured £100,000 of pre-seed funding from GC Angels to support with plans to expand its ...

Physiotherapist proves flexible with online

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Caple supports professional automotive valeting

Alternative SME credit specialist Caple has helped Direct Valeting Ltd, one of the UK’s leading professional automotive valeting firms, to access a ...

Bank Leumi UK signs £65m financing deal with 4C

Leumi UK, the London-based subsidiary of Israel’s leading international bank, has closed a deal with 4C Hotel Group to finance the development of 4 Canopy by ...

London City jobs were on the rebound but then

Morgan McKinley’s Q1 Spring London Employment Monitor details City hiring trends from January through March 2020. The beginning of 2020 saw the country — ...

Lockdown artificially limits footfall

Covering the five weeks 1 March – 4 April 2020 UK Footfall decreased by 44.7% in March, due to the mandatory lockdown. This was, of course, a record decline ...

Barclays agrees a £450k support package through

Hotel and restaurant proprietors, Laurence and Helen Beere, who own and manage The Queensberry Hotel and Olive Tree Restaurant in Bath, have completed a £450 ...

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The show must go on – West End set

A Cardiff-based business can continue designing and building sets for West End productions post-lockdown with the support of Lloyds Bank. Bay Productions, ...

1000% sales increase announced for UK

In a major step of market validation, the UK’s first and largest cryptocurrency automotive trader AutoCoinCars has reported a 1000% increase in sales within ...

Consultation on the future of the Retail Prices

The UK Statistics Authority and HM Treasury have today announced that they will be extending the time period for the current joint consultation on the future ...

Real estate businesses facing LIBOR crunch,

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Organic farm and wedding venue secures emergency

A Somerset farm business, wedding venue and B&B – currently hosting French and American tourists unable to travel home amid COVID-19 lockdown – has ...

Specialist food and drink stores enjoy growth as

Data from Barclaycard, which sees nearly half of the nation’s credit and debit card transactions, reveals that spending on essential items rose by 11.6%. ...

March sales plummet as crisis unfolds

Covering the five weeks 1 March – 4 April 2020 On a total basis, sales decreased by 4.3% in March, against a decrease of 1.8% in March 2019*. This is ...

BFS provides £3.5m trade finance facility to

Independent SME funder, Bibby Financial Services (BFS), has provided a £3.5m funding facility to Capital Cooling Refrigeration Limited, a refrigeration ...

First month under lockdown sends online clothing

As the government’s new ‘home isolation rules’ came into force throughout March, the fashion industry was sent into a whirlwind of unprecedented uncertainty. ...

SME tenants given rent deferrals during covid-19

A family-owned property business has positioned itself to help its worst affected business centre tenants while they deal with the coronavirus crisis, thanks ...

WMCA funds new online construction training

An innovative programme funded by the West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) to give local people the skills they need to start a new career in construction ...

Family behind independent bed shop rests easier

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Dental practice donating all PPE to NHS is

A Greater London dental practice has donated all of its Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to NHS colleagues and stands ready to join the frontline fight ...

Financial and non-financial services need to re

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Holidaymakers affected by COVID-19 cancellations

Since the outbreak of the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, many hotel and travel businesses have refused to refund holidaymakers, with some left out of pocket ...

What happens when economies grind to a halt

Figures released by SMMT showed the UK new car market fell more than -44% in March – hardly a surprise with showrooms locked down for most of the month to ...

New scheme helps customers come to the rescue

It’s predicted that as many as a million local businesses may not survive a four-week-long coronavirus lockdown. As the isolation period stretches onwards, ...

LendInvest updates product catalogue and signals

LendInvest, the UK’s leading platform for property finance, has updated its product catalogue in response to recent market turbulence, and confirms that it ...

London-based cryptocurrency automotive trader

More than 100 of the UK’s top car dealers have signed up to partner with London-based AutoCoinCars, the country’s market leader in trading cars with ...

£1.6m funding boost for nursery group supporting

One of the UK’s largest family-owned and managed nursery group will be able to keep its doors open to the children of key workers during the coronavirus ...

UK manufacturers need £650m in April to survive

UK manufacturers are facing a precarious future according to insights from fintech business lender MarketFinance. Over two thirds (68%) reported their order ...

FPB calls for government to reduce beer tax to

Leading business support group, the Forum of Private Business is lobbying the chancellor to reduce beer tax as part of a package to make the leading PubCo’s ...

International Islamic Trade Finance Corporation

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Family-run baker rolls out delivery service to

Family-run bakery chain, Cooplands has increased its bread production and started providing local deliveries to communities across Yorkshire and the North, ...

NHS PPE provider ramps up supplies to frontline

A Croydon-based provider of medical supplies to the NHS and healthcare distribution companies is ramping up supplies of PPE with support from Lloyds Bank ...

Automotive needs urgent access to finance

SMMT is working hard to support members – and the entire automotive sector – and address the immediate challenges presented by Covid-19. This means working ...

Savills Global Market Sentiment Survey

In less than a month, the property market disruption caused by the Covid-19 pandemic has reached almost every corner of the globe. Occupiers, dramatically ...

Government allows firms to rehire and furlough

After a campaign by MoneySavingExpert.com founder and chair, Martin Lewis, the government has agreed to change its Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme guidance, ...

Support from Lloyds Bank safeguards jobs at

A demolition contractor has secured the jobs of all 33 of its staff during the coronavirus shutdown with support from Lloyds Bank. Chelmsford-based Northeast ...

Leesman & RICS-IFMA launch combined Covid-19

The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and the International Facility Management Association (IFMA) collaboration is to throw its weight behind ...

New care business joins the fight to support

Local businessman, Hammad Cheema, has just launched a new at-home care company. Visiting Angels West London will tackle rising loneliness in the elderly and ...

Employers must remember duty of care during

Throughout the coronavirus pandemic, businesses must ensure that they’re providing suitable mental health support for employees and fulfilling their duty of ...

Savills Research webinar: What COVID-19 means

In case you weren’t able to join our webinar yesterday on what COVID-19 means for the UK Property Market we have provided the webinar recording and ...

Customs duty and VAT stopped on urgent medical

The announcement that the government is to suspend import duty on Personal Protection Equipment (“PPE”) and chemicals for test kit manufacture is welcome but ...

Slowing food inflation might not last

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BRC responds to HMT grants and business rates

Responding to the HMT announcement, Helen Dickinson, chief executive of the British Retail Consortium, said: “The government has made a number of ...

APSCo writes to chief executive of British

Responding to reports of disparate approaches taken by the banks to recruitment firms looking to apply for finance via the Coronavirus Business Interruption ...

FPB joins social media clamour for pub rent

Leading business support body, the Forum of Private Business has joined the demand trending on social media for pubs forced to close as a result of the ...

Leyton offers free comprehensive R&D tax

Leyton, the UK’s leading innovation funding specialist, has today announced that it is providing a free R&D tax service to companies that are repurposing ...

Holiday firm receives standing ovation for doing

A holiday company that received standing ovations for getting its customers home safe says it is determined to come back stronger than ever, thanks to support ...

CILT launches initiative to ensure supply chains

The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT) has set up a database for organisations in urgent need of supply chain resources, to ensure the UK ...

Family-run hotelier secures jobs with support

A family-run hotelier has secured jobs and is helping to support its local community during the coronavirus shutdown, thanks to the support of a five-figure ...

Hope springs for Somerset zoo during coronavirus

A Somerset zoo that has closed its doors during the coronavirus outbreak has secured a six-figure funding package to care for its animals during the lockdown, ...

Support from Lloyds Bank strikes the right chord

A specialist music merchandising company has secured jobs and is looking to the future with support from Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking. Kent-based Nylon ...

BFS confirms support measures for businesses

SME partner, Bibby Financial Services (BFS), has confirmed its support for new and existing clients during the global Covid-19 pandemic. Edward Winterton, UK ...

VAS Group appoints first commercial director

Leading valuation market specialists, VAS Group is continuing to expend its senior management team with the appointment of Daniel Owen-Parr to the newly ...

What accountants should know about emergency

The UK government has allocated £330 billion to businesses for pandemic relief. This is the base amount; the government has made it clear that more will be ...

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In order to see your business flourish – you need to have the right people behind you. You can’t do everything on your own, so you need to be confident that ...

Mazda CX-5 reinforces subtlety in its latest guise

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Value retailers drive record number of store

According to research from international real estate advisor Savills, 2019 marked a record year for new store openings in the out of town retail market with ...

UK car production steady in February, down -0%,

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AAT’s Brian Palmer responds to chancellor&

Last night the chancellor, Rishi Sunak, announced a new package of measures to support people who are self-employed during the ongoing coronavirus (Covid-19) ...

Tink acquires Spanish account aggregation

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