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Covid-19 and Business – Survive, Revive and Thrive

As we head into the next phase of economic turbulence with the furlough scheme coming to an end, businesses are looking to take steps to ensure survival and long-term financial health. In our latest webinar, Optimum’s interim CEO, Scott Braybrook joined Fidelius’ corporate client director, Mark Bradbury, and senior chartered financial planner, Ian Croxall to …read more

Webinar: Finance and risk mitigation – everything you need to know to support financial health

Who:     Optimum Finance When: 17th September 2020, 10am – 11am Where:   Event detail: Leading UK invoice finance firm Optimum Finance is hosting a free online webinar for SME owners and managers whose businesses have been adversely affected, financially or otherwise, by the coronavirus pandemic and would like to know how to best …read more

Introducing our web app for intermediaries

We are extremely excited to introduce our brand new web app for intermediaries. Whether you are a broker, accountant or business adviser, our instant offer functionality can be integrated into your existing website. This means you can offer your prospects the chance to get an instant funding offer for their business with just a few …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

A tribute to our founder

Richard Pepler, CEO Optimum Finance 1960 – 2020 Anyone who worked with, or for, Richard during his 30-year plus career will know what a talented and inspirational man he was. Born in Newent, Gloucestershire and brought up in Portishead, North Somerset, Richard began his career working as a cashier at Barclays Bank. Well-known in the …read more

Healthcare business support package

We have launched a support service designed for firms in the healthcare sector called Optimum Medic. Optimum Medic is a specialist invoice finance service designed for businesses supplying the healthcare, medical and pharmacy sectors in the UK. The new initiative comes on the back of a Covid-19 support package for SMEs launched last month by …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

Speed is of the essence to save our SMEs

Response from Optimum Finance CEO Richard Pepler to the latest set of economic support measures announced Friday 20 March: I’ll focus here on the newly announced measures being offered to SME business owners designed to prevent business failure and mass redundancies. While the government’s sentiment of backing business is to be applauded we currently find …read more

Intermediaries explainer

See below our latest video where our CEO Richard Pepler talks through the automated digital solutions we have developed to help intermediaries who identify invoice finance, factoring or invoice discounting as a good option for their clients.

Debtor Protection

High Street Closures Debtor Protection

Overview of the Credit market To put 2019 in perspective we need to take a look back. In the 3rd quarter 2009, Credit Insurance losses on failed businesses peaked at £89m for the UK. This was the delayed effect of 2008’s bubble bursting and set a new record. In the 2nd quarter 2018, losses reached …read more