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A Guide to Supply Chain Finance

A Guide to Supply Chain Finance

Supply Chain Finance also known as Reverse Factoring It provides suppliers with immediate cash on invoices and the buyer gets the goods for a period of time before having to pay for them as the payment terms on the invoice remains unchanged or in some cases, even...

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Snowball Recruits Head of Business Development

Snowball Recruits Head of Business Development

NACFB Member and Finance consultancy business, Snowball, has recruited a Head of Business Development, Alex MacDonald. In his new role, Alex will lead the business development strategy and be responsible for driving its relationships with introducers and raising the...

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New Recovery Loan Scheme

New Recovery Loan Scheme

The new Recovery Loan Scheme (RLS) has now been launched. It is in many ways a replacement for Bounce Back Loans (BBL) and CBILS but has none of the key benefits of them such as no interest for 12 months, capital repayment holidays and no fees. The key points of the...

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What’s Your Trust Score

What’s Your Trust Score

If you were to ask yourself how much you or your organisation is trusted, would you know the answer? How would you even begin to be objective about that? Don’t despair; there is a way of taking a scientific approach to understanding how much we are trusted by those...

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The End of Libor

The End of Libor

The LIBOR rate used in finance is being replaced. The London Interbank Offered Rate was the benchmark used to price trillions of financial contracts worldwide. For those not familiar with the rate, it could be considered similar to base rate in that underlying...

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High Winds Blow Supply Chains Off Course

High Winds Blow Supply Chains Off Course

More than 400 vessels were stranded in the Mediterranean and the Red Sea when the giant container ship Ever Given became wedged across Eqypt’s Suez Canal after it was knocked off course by strong winds. The ship is 400m long; the length of four football pitches and...

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Private Company Valuation Assessments – Are They Worth It?

Private Company Valuation Assessments – Are They Worth It?

In the last 12 months, while most UK businesses have been addressing the challenges of Covid, investors have become disorientated. Fortunately there are now signs of confidence returning, but assessing investment opportunities is nevertheless difficult, especially in...

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SEIS / EIS Advanced Assurance Scheme

SEIS / EIS Advanced Assurance Scheme

If you are looking to raise equity investment in your business, knowing about the Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme (SEIS) and Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS) Schemes are a must. These are HMRC approved schemes that allow individuals to invest in early stage or...

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UKEF and Trade Finance

UKEF and Trade Finance

The General Export Facility recently launched by UK Export Finance aims to provide greater access and flexibility for UK exporters to trade finance funding. UKEF is the UK’s export credit agency. It exists to ensure that no viable UK export lacks for finance or...

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