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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

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

Optimum Finance appoints three new industry heavyweights

Bristol and London-based invoice finance provider and fintech firm Optimum Finance has appointed three industry experts to bolster its offering. The company welcomes James John as its new Head of Risk, Rebecca Salt as Regional Sales Director for the Midlands and Dany Boyle as its new Partnerships Manager. The new hires follow on from a …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

New funding line to provide support for SMEs during the coronavirus crisis

Leading UK invoice finance firm Optimum Finance has announced a new funding line increase to £16 million as it strives to provide small and medium businesses with access to immediate funds to enable a long-term healthy cash flow position. The business has also unveiled that it will be able to provide larger SMEs with amplified …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

Government’s new guidance on CBILS loans will still not be enough to save UK SMEs

Our CEO, Richard Pepler, says the new rules announced by the government today (3 April) will still not help businesses access vital funds they need now: “By the end of this month thousands of businesses could go to the wall as they run out of cash. They won’t be able to pay their monthly overheads …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

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