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At Hilton-Baird Financial Solutions we want your company to be successful, which is why we launched our commercial finance blog to deliver relevant and informative news, guides and articles to help you start, run and grow your business.

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Decoding the 2024 Spring Budget: What it means for UK SMEs

Parliamentary inquiry to explore how to boost small business lending

19/07/2023 / Comments 0

How to combat the impact of rising interest rates

How to combat the impact of rising interest rates on your business

17/10/2022 / Comments 0

Recovery Loan Scheme extended for two years

Recovery Loan Scheme extended for two years: All you need to know

21/07/2022 / Comments 0

What is the Recovery Loan Scheme and how can it help you

What is the Recovery Loan Scheme and how can it help you

07/04/2021 / Comments 0

Should you refinance your Bounce Back or CBILS loan?

16/03/2021 / Comments 2

Calls for more repayment support as figures highlight debt concerns

Calls for more repayment support as figures highlight debt concerns

15/03/2021 / Comments 0

Decoding the 2024 Spring Budget: What it means for UK SMEs

Budget 2021: Employment, opportunity and repairing the economy

03/03/2021 / Comments 0

New scheme launched to improve UK exporters’ access to trade finance

New scheme launched to improve UK exporters’ access to trade finance

26/01/2021 / Comments 0

Loan schemes provide over £50bn, but is it a long term solution?

18/09/2020 / Comments 0

A very different recession

A very different kind of recession

13/08/2020 / Comments 0

Why the CBILS is not businesses’ only option

Why the CBILS is not businesses’ only option

29/04/2020 / Comments 0

Government to launch new Coronavirus Large Business Interruption Loan Scheme

Government launch Coronavirus Large Business Interruption Loans

20/04/2020 / Comments 0

Government further expands new loan scheme to support more businesses

Government further expands new loan scheme to support more businesses

06/04/2020 / Comments 0

Check your eligibility for the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme

Check your eligibility for the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme

27/03/2020 / Comments 0

Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme

Is my business eligible for the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme?

23/03/2020 / Comments 0

Short-term funding options to support cash flow in uncertain times

Short-term funding options to support cash flow in uncertain times

18/03/2020 / Comments 0

Government extends support to businesses affected by COVID-19

Government extends support to businesses affected by COVID-19

18/03/2020 / Comments 0

Funding support increases to help businesses overcome coronavirus shocks

Funding support increases to help firms overcome coronavirus shocks

13/03/2020 / Comments 0

Secured and unsecured business loans: What's the difference?

Secured and unsecured business loans: What’s the difference?

13/02/2020 / Comments 0

SME Funding Gap

Is the SME funding gap getting wider?

17/09/2019 / Comments 0

Getting approved for a business loan in 5 steps

Getting approved for a business loan in 5 steps

14/08/2019 / Comments 0

Stop saying you can’t access business finance

Business groups’ message: Don’t say you can’t access business finance

01/08/2019 / Comments 0

Alternative finance for SME’s

Alternative finance for SMEs: Are small firms boycotting banks?

19/07/2019 / Comments 0

Half of businesses give up on funding after bank rejection

Half of businesses give up on funding after bank rejection

24/01/2019 / Comments 0

Is the UK financial system prepared for disorderly Brexit?

Is the UK financial system prepared for disorderly Brexit?

25/10/2018 / Comments 0

Loan approvals on the rise

Loan approvals rise, but businesses are failing to take advantage

08/10/2018 / Comments 0

Do automated lending decisions have a place in commercial finance?

Do automated lending decisions have a place in commercial finance?

23/08/2018 / Comments 0

Cost of borrowing going up as interest rates rise

Cost of borrowing going up as interest rates rise

13/08/2018 / Comments 0

How to raise finance to pay invoices on time

How to raise finance to pay invoices on time

26/06/2018 / Comments 0

Business finance has moved on. Have you?

Business finance has moved on. Have you?

08/02/2018 / Comments 0

Open Banking

Open Banking: Financial revolution for SMEs or serious fraud risk?

16/01/2018 / Comments 0

More than £3bn lent to small businesses through Government scheme

More than £3bn lent to small businesses through Government scheme

07/11/2017 / Comments 0

New proposals to make comparing current accounts easier

New proposals to make comparing current accounts easier

15/08/2017 / Comments 0

Is this the right time to make key business decisions?

Is this the right time to make key business decisions?

08/08/2017 / Comments 0

Aspiring entrepreneurs put off by financial risks

Aspiring entrepreneurs put off by financial risks… but they don’t have to be

20/04/2017 / Comments 0

Three fifths of start ups rejected for bank loans

Three fifths of start-ups rejected for bank loans

15/09/2014 / Comments 0

Some of the funders we work with

  • Castlebridge
  • Clear Factor
  • eCapital Commercial Finance
  • Praetura Invoice Finance
  • Santander Corporate & Commercial
  • Roma Finance
  • Cynergy Business Finance
  • Aldermore Invoice Finance
  • Investec
  • Optimum Finance
  • Davenham Trade Finance
  • 4Syte
  • Peak Cashflow
  • Leumi ABL
  • Tradeplus24
  • Merchant Money
  • Berkeley Trade Finance Ltd
  • IGF Invoice Finance
  • Ultimate Finance Group
  • Sonovate
  • Royal Bank of Scotland
  • Blazehill Capital
  • Haydock Finance Ltd
  • Pulse Cashflow Finance
  • Giant
  • Barclays
  • Lloyds Bank Commercial Finance
  • Davenham Asset Finance
  • MaxCap
  • Skipton Business Finance
  • Woodsford Tradebridge
  • ABN AMRO Commercial Finance
  • Close Brothers Invoice Finance
  • Partnership Invoice Finance
  • Accelerated Payments
  • InvoCap
  • Team Factors
  • Metro Bank SME Finance
  • PNC Business Credit
  • Nationwide Finance
  • Kriya
  • Time Finance
  • Regency Factors

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