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UK freelancers are increasingly struggling with late invoice payments

UK freelancers are increasingly struggling with late invoice payments, with around half admitting they considered quitting freelance life because of the continued struggles and worries over continued...

Blog - Jun 2016
Treat the cause of late payments, not the symptoms

Late payments is a big problem for many organisations in the UK and its impact on those with fewer than 50 employees are typically twice as likely as large corporates. Many SMEs don’t manage or pay...

Blog - Jun 2016
Five invoicing mistakes to avoid

48 per cent of UK’s small to medium-sized businesses are frustrated with delayed payments reaching their business bank accounts, an online survey from YouGov and ACI Worldwide has found(1). 33 per...

Blog - May 2016
Knowing your customers and suppliers can help prevent cash flow…

Knowing your customers and suppliers’ financial status is important. If you give or extend credit to customers, or your operations rely heavily on a few suppliers, their cash flow and operational...

Blog - Apr 2016
More than one in four Britons won’t shop around for…

Britons won’t shop around for the best deals - no matter how much they could...

Blog - Apr 2016
Why should I be considering finance training and how can…

In the modern business world, it’s common to encounter pressure to perform better year-on-year and improve financial results. Even if you’re doing well already, the pressure is probably there. In...

Blog - Apr 2016
Reinvigorate and stimulate your cash flow

You’ve all heard it before, cash flow is king. Whether you’ve just set up your business or you’re an established and growing business, a constant flow of cash is key to running a successful...

Blog - Apr 2016
SMEs Under Threat – Data breach and the true cost…

Our third annual data breach preparedness study highlights a real lack of understanding among SMEs when it comes to quantifying the true cost of a data...

Blog - Apr 2016
7 types of funding available to SMEs and trends in…

Whether you’re a start-up or a mature business, at some point in time you’re likely to require finance. But how do you determine which type of finance is right for your business and crucially,...

Blog - Apr 2016
How to build a healthy commercial credit score

Your commercial credit score could be one way in which lenders and other companies you do business with assess your financial stability and set payment terms for you. Your commercial credit report...

Blog - Apr 2016
New data sharing rules will help 50,000 smaller businesses

Following a Bank of England-commissioned report, changes will be made to credit data sharing rules. The change to the Principles of Reciprocity (PoR) allow trade credit providers who agree to share...

Blog - Mar 2016
2015 saw a record number of start-ups in Britain but…

2015 saw a record number of start-ups in Britain, 608,110 companies were registered with Companies House, an increase from the 2014 figure of 581,173. The figures for 2016 are on course to beat this...

Blog - Mar 2016