With wages under pressure and inflated consumer costs, these are tough times when it comes to putting aside money every month.
We’ve always done things differently at Aldermore and our blog is no exception. Here we turn the spotlight on our customers, and share our perspective on what’s going on in the world of finance.;
How to waste less energy, save money and become more sustainable
Making simple changes could reduce a business’s energy costs by 5%-10%, according to the Carbon Trust, yet many UK SMEs could be doing more to use less energy.
Protecting your rights in a tightening construction sector
Amidst an economy that has been shrouded in uncertainty for the past couple of years, there is evidence that conditions are getting tougher in the construction industry.
Seven small-business podcasts you should listen to in 2020
Thought podcasts were a thing of the past? Well, about 7.1m people in the UK listen to them each week (source: Ofcom), which is roughly one in eight and an increase of 24% over the past year (more than double over the past five years). Half of all listeners have joined “the podcast wave” in the past two years, with popularity continuing to grow.
Broker Training Academy – Sales Skills roundup
Since 2014 we have trained over 500 Asset Finance brokers through the Aldermore Broker Training Academy. In 2019 we are holding seven events in total offering brokers the opportunity to complete one of our core three modules: Sales Skills, Principles of Asset Finance and Regulatory.
Make your house a home for less with the Salvage Sister Charis Williams
Aldermore Bank has partnered with The Salvage Sister Charis Williams to create free downloadable guides to help you decorate and furnish your first home in fun, creative ways that don't break the bank.
Brexit stockpiling creating urgent need for flexible finance solutions
The prospect of Brexit has been with us for several years – but now it could be only weeks away.
Challenging the future: What will banking look like in 10 years?
This year, Aldermore is turning 10 and with it, we are celebrating a decade of saying YES to opportunities for our customers.
The golden rules of using LinkedIn to grow your business
LinkedIn has some 610 million users in more than 200 countries and territories1 (20m-plus in the UK2). More than 260m LinkedIn users log into the site every month, with 40% of those being active daily users.
A growing footprint in the commercial real estate market
The commercial real estate market is an important area for Aldermore and forms part of our Business Finance offering to support UK SMEs. I joined almost a year ago to assist in this exciting phase of Aldermore’s progression.
Q&A with Paul Goodman NACFB Chair
The National Association of Commercial Finance Brokers (NACFB) wants to become “professional association of choice for all commercial finance brokers, lenders servicing business borrowers and property investors”. Its Chair, Paul Goodman, tells us more about the association and gives his invoice finance predictions for 2019.
Six New Year’s resolutions that could make a big difference to your small business in 2019
Although there’s no time like the present when it comes to stopping bad habits and starting good ones, New Year also provides business owners with the perfect opportunity to make changes, whether big or small, that boost bottom line. So, what New Year’s resolutions should you consider making for your business?
How HMO rule changes could restrict your Buy-to-Let properties
Adhering to the new rules on Houses in Multiple Occupation could create opportunities for landlords, says Damian Thompson, Director of Mortgages at Aldermore.
Aldermore supports 4Syte with bespoke Invoice Finance solution
Aldermore have provided a back-to-back Invoice Finance solution to 4Syte which has given their business a financial boost. As a result, they have seen a rapid growth, which has led to them more than doubling their loan book in only 12 months.
Devolution and digital changing the face of the commercial real estate market
John Carter, Commercial Director at Aldermore Bank, picks out the details on why we’re seeing businesses move out of London, and into new thriving areas.
Get to know Aldermore’s 2018 Charity of the Year: Independent Age
Each year at Aldermore, we fundraise for our chosen Charity of the Year. 2018’s charity, Independent Age, which colleagues voted for, was nominated by Laura Franklin in the Asset Finance team in Reading.
Aldermore deliver £200m of new Invoice Finance facilities to UK SMEs
We’re proud to have agreed over £200m worth of new Invoice Finance facilities to UK companies over the last 12 months. One of our latest partnerships is with Quba Solutions whose £10 million facility will enable the business to expand into multiple sectors.
Helping you navigate the construction cash flow challenge
A thriving construction industry is crucial to the well-being of the UK economy. If we can’t deliver the building projects and infrastructure our country needs then our future economic health is at stake.
Aldermore proud to partner with businesses to help them realise growth potential
We take a closer look at four businesses who have recently chosen to partner with us to help support their future plans.
Mynt Recruitment expand their operations with help and support from Aldermore
Mynt Recruitment is a specialist recruitment business that supplies contingent/temporary workers for engineering, production, manufacturing, logistics, commercial and sales. Mynt Recruitment’s strengths make them the recruiter of choice for Interim, Contract and Permanent vacancies in highly skilled roles.
Our Twitter Poll reveals mortgage brokers are your go-to adviser for self-employed mortgages
Mortgage brokers finished top of the pile (31%), closely followed by your peers (26%) in revealing results as we asked you to tell us where you seek your advice from when it comes to making a decision on getting a mortgage.
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