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Asset Finance Solutions – Highly Commended

pleased to announce as a Franchisee of Asset Finance Solutions UK Ltd (one of the largest Finance Brokers in the UK) the `Highly Commended` award from Business Moneyfacts in the Asset Finance Broker category

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Ford leading Diesel fight back

Ford were the leading manufacturer for Sales of Cars & Commercial Vehicles in February which was their highest February sales since 2004 the Ford Vice President of Europe announced at the Geneva Motor Show, that Ford will continue its Diesel sales push, because its best for CO2, NOx is under control, better economy, cheaper operating […]

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Exports at strongest since 2000

A new report has found that UK exports are at their strongest position since 2000 despite threats posed by Brexit. The value of non-EU export goods increased by 150% with Heathrow holding a 30% share in this cargo. Heathrow`s export climate index tracks factors including the consumer confidence of the UK`s main trade partners by […]

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Ford Fiesta tops best selling cars for 2017

Ford Fiesta was the best selling car for 2017 selling over 94,000 – the others in the top Ten were:- 2- VW Golf                 74k 3 – Ford Focus           69k 4 – Nissan Qashqai   64k 5 – Vauxhall Corsa    52k 6 – Vauxhall Astra     49k 7 –  VW Polo               47k 8 […]

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London Exports up by 14.1 % in 2017

Latest HMRC figures (published 8th March) show Exports of Goods have risen by 14.1% (£36.2 Billion) in London during 2017 compared to the previous 12 months the National picture shows that exports of goods from England increased by 11.6% to £244.8 Billion Exports continue to grow faster than imports with the overall trade deficit narrowing […]

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Clean Diesel Car options

Honda are launching a New Civic 1.6 i-DTEC 120bhp Turbo charged Diesel 5 door Hatchback it meets the latest Euro 6 emissions rules – making it cleaner than many Petrol engines and with an Average of 80.7 MPG           – Daily Mail

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Electric cars Plug-In Hybrids – the dangers

If not charged properly at charging points (ie relying on the engine to trickle charge the battery), the car will be driven mainly on the Petrol engine resulting in achieving approx. 25 mpg instead of the 134 mpg advertised by manufacturers

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Pound rallies on record employment figures

UK unemployment fell by 3,000 to 1.44m in the 3 months to November, according to the ONS, which is at a 40 year low of 4.3%. The number of those in work rose to to a record 32.2m and wages rose at their fastest rate in almost a year. The Pound rose to $1.41 its […]

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Businesses should look to whole-life costs of vehicles

SMEs could save up to £1,440 per year if they switched to Electric motoring. A survey commissioned by Go Ultra Low found only 35% of businesses said they consider the whole-life costs of running a vehicle   –  Yorkshire Post

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UK boating industry buoyed

The UK`s Boat & Yacht industry has seen revenues surge to their highest level since the financial crisis after the weaker pound helped drive up sales. Sales rose by 3.4 % to £3.1bn in the year to April 2017, according to a report by lobby group British Marine, while overseas sales for UK marine manufacturers […]

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Manufacturing output expands at fastest rate since 2008

ONS figures show manufacturing expanded for the seventh consecutive month in November, the longest period of monthly expansion in the sector since 1997. During the 3 months to the end of November, manufacturing output was 3.9 % higher than the same period a year ago.      – Financial Times -BBC news Daily Mail Daily Telegraph

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small firms charged 20% interest by big banks

new research reveals that high street banks are charging some customers more than 20 % in interest, despite receiving billions in tax payer support to ramp up lending. financial information start-up DueDil found that Nat West & Santander are the most expensive of the big five high street lenders, with Nat West charging up to […]

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public borrowing shrinks to 10 year low

Government borrowing was at its lowest fot a decade in 2017 according to official data. Public borrowing was £48.1bn, the lowest since 2007, the ONS said. Tax receipts were up 5% in November 2017 compared to November last year- The Daily Telegraph     The Times    Financial Times   The Guardian

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strong end to year for manufacturing

the purchasing managers index (PMI) for manufacturing shows the sector finished 2017 with the best quarter of growth in more than 3 years. There was a slight downturn in December`s growth following rapid expansion in November, but the average reading of the PMI survey for the final 3 months of the year came to 57, […]

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Fewer Zombie firms

the number of `zombie businesses` in Britain has hit a 5 1/2 year low, according to R3. It found the proportion of organisations stagnating because they can pay only the interest on their debts fell to 3% in December – 2% less than April 2017 &  down from 9% in November 2012. it is also […]

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UK floats set for a century

The annual number of floatations on the LSE is expected to top 100 for the first time since 2014, in a sign that the UK is still attractive to firms despite the Brexit vote. “despite the challenges Brexit presents, London`s highly global, deep and liquid capital markets continue to be the ideal partner for funding […]

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UK manufacturing at 30 year high

the CBI`s industrial trends survey has revealed that the UK manufacturing industry has kept order books at a near 30 yesr high thanks to strong demand for motor vehicles and transport equipment. The survey, which includes the views of 371 manufacturers, revealed total order books had a balance of plus 17% with 28% of firms […]

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UK unemployment half of Eurozone

The OECDs latest report shows unemployment in the Eurozone is among the highest in the developed world – and more than twice that of the UK unemployment in the single currency blac is @ 8.8 %  compared to just 4.3 % in the uk  – Daily Mail

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Economy to grow faster from 2018 after Brexit divorce deal

Berenberg Bank has forecast that the economy will grow faster in 2018 and 2019 as the expected agreement of a Brexit divorce bill should inspire more business and household confidence. It has raised its GDP forecasts by 0.1% in each of the next 2 years. The Pound climbed to its highest level for almost 2 […]

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UK is top tech destination

The UK has remained Europes top destination for technology investment and talent this year, according to data compiled by Atomico. So far in 2017, UK technology businesses have attracted $5.4bn in investment, compared with $2.5bn for Germany and $2.1bn in France.  London was the top city for technology talent in Europe andthe number one hub […]

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Brexit could bring £65 billion windfall

A paper produced by the Economists for Free Trade Group says Britain could gain a £ 65bn windfall from Brexit if the chancellor seizes its `economic opportunities`. The Group said its own modelling showed `long run gains` including a fall in prices after abandoning EU tariffs on goods outside of Europe, `improved export performance`, less […]

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Small business optimistic for 2018

Research conducted by Small Business Saturday shows 78 % of small firms are optimistic for the future of their business in 2018. Meanwhile the JVP Group`s latest business barometer reveals 9 out of 10 SMEs in North Wales and the North West will take on new staff in 2018. When asked about their confidence going […]

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Rise of the self-employed

figures from the Office of National Statistics show that 4.86 million people work for themselves, an increase of 70,000 from the same period last year. Self-employed people now account for 15.1 % of all people in work – Manchester Evening News

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UK diesel car sales fall by nearly a third in October

sales of diesel cars fell by nearly a third in October compared to last year, with overall vehicle sales falling by 12 % – BBC News, The Independent, The Times

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UK Service Sector sees best results for 6 months

the UK Service Sector saw its best results for six months in October with the latest PMI increasing from 53.6 to 55.6 after a disappointing month in September. This comes after the UK manufacturing sector beat expectations with its growth results earlier this week, and UK construction, while still struggling, showed improvement on last month […]

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Record number of Bank closures

Banks in Britain are set to close a record 762 branches this year, depriving more customers of access to in-person financial services as Lenders cut costs by pushing business online. The number of branches shut or earmarked for closure this year is more than the 583 closed in 2016 and is the most on record […]

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Solutions to short-term cash flow problems

Richard Spielbichler of Independent Growth Finance explains that Invoice Finance and Asset-based lending can help businesses circumvent short-term cash flow problems. He says both Invoice Finance and wider Asset-based lending options can be ideal for supporting long term growth – Real Business

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increase in Electric Car sales

figures released by the Society of Motor Manufacturers & Traders in August, show that the registration of pure Electric cars shot up by 105 % year on year in July the registration of Petrol-Electric Hybrids soared by 76.8 % to 5,310 units, nearly 30,000 units over the first 7 months of this year in contrast […]

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Construction SMEs resort to self-funding

The directors of small British construction businesses are lending them more money to plug a funding gap as Banks set tighter lending criteria, focusing on larger players, and major contractors delay payments. A survey of traders including electricians, plumbers and decorators, by online finance market Funding Options, found directors lent the companies £38 million in […]

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Funding Concerns

A recent study by Insurer Hiscox has revealed that 36% of business owners said a lack of choice was the most common single challenge they faced when looking for funding. What also emerged was that 20% are still unaware of the variety of funding options available to them. Meanwhile, a discussion paper from the Institute […]

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Visa plans to pay businesses to ban Cash

Visa could pay British businessesto stop accepting coins & notes, after its chief executive vowed to `put cash out of business`. The Telegraph reports that Visa will offer shops & restaurants lump sums worth thousands of pounds, as well as free contactless technology upgrades, if they ensure that customers only pay by debit card, credit […]

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Cancelled Order – great deal on Skoda Superb Estate

One only New Skoda Superb  2.0 Tdi CR 190 Sport Line DSG Auto Estate in Laser White includes Sat Nav., Bluetooth, Leather etc Contract Hire @ £ 229 + vat based on 6 + 23 10k pa NON Maintenance (same deal through Lex is £ 470 pm)

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Finance to Business

in Quarter 4 of 2016 the  combined Net Lending to Businesses of 22 UK Banks was £220 million, whereas Net Lending by Funding Circle alone was £167 million – why not think of other options to your Bank – source Funding Circle

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New Speeding Penalties

the Governement has introduced tougher penalties for Speeding offences  following an increase of 44 % over the last 5 years they came into force on 24th April 2017 and mean that offenders will be fined based on a percentage of their weekly income & severity of the offence there are 3 Offence Bands (Band A […]

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Worst cars for pollution

Which? has carried out tests on diesel cars analysing 278 diesel cars from leading carmakers between 2012 and 2016 testing average NOx emissions alongside official Euro 5 & more recent Euro 6 limits (set at 0.18g/km & 0.08g/km respectively) all 16 Renault cars had NOx emissions up to 4 times higher for Euro 5 & […]

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Tesla passes Ford in market value

Tesla has passed Ford in market value after shares in the firm added more than 7 per cent at recent close of trading, Tesla had a market value of $49billion (£38billion), whereas Fords value was $46billion Teslas shares rose after an announcementof record car deliveries in the first 3 months of this year

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beat the Vehicle Excise Duty rise

there are a limited number of  March Pre-Registered cars available which can save you £s –  see Latest Offers page or contact us for details

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US trade deal could see prices fall within 6 months

A report claims that a trade deal with the US that would send prices for British consumers tumbling could take less than 6 months to agree. Shoppers would benefit from cheaper food, cars and clothes imported from America under the proposals to cut tariffs. The plan for a fast-track trade deal between Teresa May`s Government […]

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Tax deadline worries ?

did you know that we have access to 63 Lenders and some of them offer Loans from £ 1000- £ 5 million for  Tax Bills, Cash Flow, Stock Purchases -all sorts of short term requirements

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More firms opt for Asset Finance

A report by the Asset Based Finance Association shows asset-based finance is closing in on Bank Overdrafts market share as a source of finance. It found that £9.5 Billion was lent to small businesses via asset based finance in 2016, a 3% increase from £9.2Billion in 2015. In contrast. the number of business bank overdrafts […]

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Bricklaying Robots on their way to the UK

Robot bricklayers could arrive on building sites in Britain in months, construction experts have told the Times. The devices have already started replacing humans on a handful of sites in America, with the newly launched Sam (Semi-Automated Mason) capable of laying up to 3,000 bricks a day compared with the human average of 500.  Construction […]

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Government Borrowing down

Government borrowing fell to £ 1.8 Billion in February, down from £ 4.6 Billion a year ago according to the ONS following a rise in Corporation Tax receipts up by 21.3 % to £ 50Billion in the financial year to date, borrowing has fallen by £ 19.9 Billion from last year to £ 47.8 Billion

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Accessing Finance requires a leap for gazelles

the Commons business, energy and industrial strategy committee has warned that access to finance is posing a barrier to high-growth small businesses the Daily Telegraph

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Highest New Car Registrations

January saw the highest number of New Car registrations in that month for 12 years – it is widely believed that one of the main reasons is the increase in Vehicle Excise Duty for new cars from 1st April

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Save £000`s on 66 Plate Commercial Vehicles

there are a range of Nissan, Fiat, Vauxhall , Citroen & Renault Vans with excellent savings ranging from over £ 4,000 off a Nissan Navara Double Cab to over  £ 10,000 saving on a Vauxhall Movano Van contact for details – Limited numbers available

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Price Protected Renault Vans

there are a limited number of Trafic & Master Vans which have been registered to beat the 1st April Price increase – contact us for details

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Access to Funding

a new study from Aldermore Bank has highlighted that 19% of British SMEs have missed out on business opportunities because they couldn`t access finance -if this is you  please contact us – we have access to 59 Lenders

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Finance for £ 25k Furnace

in April we  completed the finance on Hire Purchase over 5 years for a New Furnace costing £25k for a Diecasting company based in Bridgnorth, Shropshire

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Sale & Hire Purchase Back Finance for £ 335k Sheet Metal Machine

in September we arranged the finance on a Sale & Hire Purchase back facility for an engineering company in South London the goods were supplied by a German manufacturer

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Finance for £ 45k Computer System

in October we arranged finance on Hire Purchase over 5 years for an Insurance company in East Sussex

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