Financing business

Late payment pressure eases

The pressure placed on businesses by payments being made late is easing, according to research from global information services company Experian.

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Government launches business start-up and growth campaign

The Government has launched a campaign designed to help new businesses get off the ground and to stimulate growth in existing small businesses.

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Economy escalates businesses in critical financial distress

The number of businesses in critical financial distress rose by 24 per cent in 2011, according to a Red Flag Alert report.

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Winter weather could tip businesses into insolvency

A return of the severe winter weather seen last year could tip some businesses into insolvency, research from R3: The voice of business recovery, has found.

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Business finance Taskforce launched

Details of the business finance taskforce, designed to examine and tackle the challenges facing businesses in diversifying their finances, have been revealed.

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Late payment issues 'decimating' SME cashflow

A group of leading industry bodies is calling on the Government to draw up a plan of action to address late payment issues that they claim are decimating small firms' cash flow.

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Business finance applications succeed but demand falls

The majority of applications for business finance from small and medium enterprises succeeded in Q3, according to the latest SME Finance Monitor.

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Banks lend more to businesses, but less to SMEs

The UK's five major banks lent more to UK businesses in Q3, the latest figures collected by the Bank of England have shown.

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Credit easing must be bold, as a third of small firms are refused credit

The Government must come up with a credit easing solution that works for small firms, the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) has said.

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Business insolvencies reflect wider economic trends

Recent company insolvency figures are reflecting wider economic trends.

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