Risk management post financial crisis – Business Finance Solutions

Risk Management  – Is it better now? I have recently taken part in a roundtable discussion on Responsible Financial Management organised and facilitated by the Open University Business School drawing together experienced people from both the world of business and academia. In particular the discussion focussed on what has changed since the onset of the […]

Funding NOT for Lending! Are more business finance solutions needed?

The Funding for Lending scheme is coming under attack again! Originally designed to increase access to finance and help businesses with their funding problems, it seems to be having the opposite effect, official figures from the Bank of England have just confirmed. On the positive side, the cost of borrowing is falling and their have […]

Business strategy 101 – Business funding update – February 2013

The Bank of England’s ‘Trends in Lending’ report, published on 21st January shows business funding options remain hard to come by for SMEs. The underlying message from the end of 2012 and the beginning of 2013 is that Finance for the SME sector remains elusive and, as a consequence, demand is subdued.  Let’s take a […]