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How our services supported 14 Day UK Ltd through Covid-19

Alex Hayward Managing Director at 14 Day UK Ltd, discusses how using Optimum Finance’s invoice finance services helped his business through Covid-19. Providing freight brokerage for third party transport and haulage companies, 14 Day UK Ltd launched in March 2019. The company, which is headed up by Alex Hayward, has since its inception been supporting …read more

Five benefits for intermediaries using our web app

Our latest innovation in the invoice finance market is designed with intermediaries in mind. Here are the top five benefits for using our web app to grow your business: Speed With a few simple questions answered visitors to your website can self-generate an instant offer showing how invoice finance can benefit their business. This is …read more

Easing Lockdown: Managing the Economic Impact on Your Business

In the latest webinar, regional sales director at Optimum Finance, Andy Christiansen joined Sheryl Davis, partner at Saffery Champness and Charlotte Braham, solicitor at Allan Janes to discuss how to manage the impact of Covid-19 on business. The UK government has taken further steps to ease the coronavirus lockdown restrictions. Business will now need to …read more

SMEs need to be clear about their 12-month plan advises Scott Braybrook

Optimum Finance interim CEO Scott Braybrook offers advice to SMEs as lockdown eases and we enter the next phase of the new normal You’ve heard the old adage ‘failing to plan is planning to fail’. We’re now entering a new phase and while the initial shock waves of the impact of the pandemic on SMEs …read more

From Pandemic to Profit

Optimum Finance CEO Richard Pepler offers strategies to SMEs in planning for recovery I’m not pretending any of this is easy. The situation we have found ourselves in personally and professionally is like nothing else. The one vital thing to remember is that the economy will recover, the question is more ‘when’ than ‘if’. This …read more

Covid-19 package designed to reduce the number of SME firms failing

We have launched a support package for UK SMEs affected by coronavirus. The range of measures has been tailored to be easily accessible via remote, online applications through a specially designed web app. The application process takes just 90 seconds to input basic commercial information, the web app then indicates the level of immediate funding …read more

Companies and coronavirus – what to do if you run a UK SME

The Budget scheduled for tomorrow (Wednesday 11 March) looks set to be a defining moment in the Government’s handling of the Covid-19 global outbreak. While many business and public health ‘experts’ have to date been advising a common-sense, ‘carry on’ approach, the threat to the economy is real. SMEs will be on the frontline in …read more

Myth busting – Open Banking explained

Open Banking is a financial technology (fintech) term. It refers to the process where open APIs (application programme interface) can be used by third parties to build digital applications which can perform a range of tasks and functions to facilitate the sharing of financial data. This sharing of data can be used to speed up …read more

Christmas cash flow – is your business in danger of the January blues?

It’s all too easy to take your eye off the bauble over the festive period when running a business only to find the bank account is not looking sparkly as your Christmas jumper at the end of the month. When examining cash flow trends in SMEs – it’s clear that December and January are danger …read more

Be honest. Are you a distracted director?

If you’re reading this you’ll no doubt fall into one of two camps: You know you should be doing something else but this caught your eye and now you’re intrigued to know more You’re totally in control of your own time and ensure you schedule in time each week to read articles which will inspire …read more