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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

Devil in the Detail

Response from Optimum Finance CEO Richard Pepler to the latest set of economic support measures announced Tuesday 17 March:   “UK Plc is facing a challenge like never before and the issues we now face are not just about caring for our nearest and dearest and deciding when to self-isolate but about how to cover …read more

The Budget breakdown – what SMEs need to know

In addition to the emergency interest rate cut announced by The Bank of England today (11 March) from 0.75% to 0.25% which will make borrowing cheaper for businesses, here’s a rundown of key Budget measures which will affect small and medium businesses: As announced last week Statutory Sick Pay (SSP) is now payable by employers …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

Optimum Finance invests in market leading Open Banking and Open Accounting technology to improve financial processes for UK SMEs

Fast growth firm Optimum Finance is leading the UK invoice finance market by incorporating cutting edge technological solutions into its client approvals, onboarding process and financial reporting systems. Optimum Finance, which was established in 2017, has reviewed the market to identify suppliers which can provide the latest data-driven technological solutions to improve client experience. Following …read more

Invoice finance firm unveils dedicated credit management service designed to help SMEs get invoices paid faster

Optimum Finance is launching a dedicated credit management service in a bid to tackle the slow payment of invoices which plagues many thousands of UK small and medium businesses. Separate to its core offer, the Bristol-headquartered invoice finance specialist firm which works with companies across the UK, has created the service for clients to reduce …read more

Why SMEs are outsourcing more and more by Optimum Finance CEO Richard Pepler

Being an SME owner manager means being not just a jack, but often a master of all trades as you swap between your core business function to HR, accounting, credit control, financial planning, logistics, web design – the list could go on and on. If not managed sensibly, this can quickly lead to business burn …read more

Optimising the road to growth Optimum Finance supports MBO deal for landscaping and road maintenance firm ATM

Invoice finance specialist Optimum Finance has provided funding to support an MBO by leading UK vegetation management, fencing and landscaping firm ATM. Managing director Clive Freeman and his senior management team constructed the deal worth £350,000 following an 18-month transition which saw ATM split from former parent company US-based DeAngelo Bros with the support of …read more

Invoice finance firm announces partnership with leading provider of finance directors

Specialist lender Optimum Finance has announced a collaboration with Tectona Partnership to broaden its business support offering and complement its range of services. Tectona Partnership provides flexible and cost-effective finance director (FD) or chief financial officer (CFO) services for owner-managed SME businesses with a turnover of between £1 and £20 million, covering cash flow, financial …read more

Further expansion and investment in new technology for invoice finance firm as SMEs continue to seek new funding sources

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Specialist in SME finance Optimum Finance has published its first quarter results for 2019 to show growth of 15% in Q1 over Q4 in 2018, and 166% growth compared to Q1 in 2018, as small and medium-sized enterprises continue the upwards trend of using invoice finance and factoring services to manage cash flow. The business …read more