Nov 16, 2017: Fewer than one-third of UK companies say they have used asset finance or plan to use it in the next year, according to new research. Niche bank Cambridge & Counties Bank found that 29% of respondents said their firm had used asset finance. Few...

 

Nov 14, 2017: Small businesses with ground-breaking ideas will be able to access new innovation loans from government-funded body Innovate UK. The first competition for the government-backed loans will allow businesses to access between £100,000 and £1 million ...

 

Nov 14, 2017: Nordic Investment Bank (NIB) and Deutsche Leasing Sverige have launched a €12 million facility to finance equipment leasing for small and medium-sized companies in NIB’s member countries. The facility will assist SMEs and small mid-caps in the acq...

 

Nov 14, 2017: Rivers Leasing has launched a £3 million loan notes investment opportunity with Crowdstacker, the peer-to-peer investment provider, to fund future growth. Investors are being offered the chance to earn fixed 6.5% gross annual return over three yea...

 

Nov 14, 2017: The British Business Bank’s Enterprise Finance Guarantee (EFG) programme has supported smaller businesses with loans totalling more than £3 billion, after they were turned down for finance by other providers. The provision of more than 28,300 busi...

 

Nov 13, 2017: Commercial finance provider Independent Growth Finance has reported strong year-on-year growth in the first half of 2017. The UK company saw funds invested in SMEs soar 180% to £53m. ...

 

Nov 09, 2017: Asset finance new business (primarily leasing and hire purchase) in the UK fell by 6% in September, compared with the same month last year, according to new figures released by the Finance & Leasing Association (FLA). For the whole of Q3 2017,...

 

Nov 09, 2017: Bibby Financial Services is supporting global growth for a UK arts supplies company with a £1 million funding line. Chameleon Art Products exports to countries throughout the world and BFS is providing an export finance facility so the company can...

 

Nov 07, 2017: South African lender FirstRand has agreed a £1.1 billion pound ($1.3 billion) takeover of British challenger bank Aldermore Group. Aldermore was founded in 2009 by a former Barclays executive as one of the challenger banks that emerged after the f...

 

Nov 06, 2017: Total leasing volumes in Europe were €164.3 billion in the first half of 2017, an increase of 10.5% compared to the same period a year ago, according to Leaseurope, Europe’s leasing and automotive rental trade association. Its biannual European le...