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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

Optimum Careers

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

Optimum Finance continues UK-wide expansion with appointment of new regional sales director

Lynn-Marie Stephenson

Invoice finance firm Optimum Finance has appointed Lynn-Marie Stephenson as regional sales director for the North, highlighting the company’s continued nationwide growth. Based in Harrogate, Lynn-Marie will drive business development across a significant geographical region, building on contacts throughout Yorkshire and the North East. Her appointment reflects Optimum Finance’s significant expansion in just two years …read more

Summer Boom

Summer Boom

Optimum Finance SME trend analysis:  SMEs post strong summer performance bucking the seasonal downturn Invoice finance firm Optimum Finance has reported a summer boom for SMEs in the South West compared to growth in previous years and since the Brexit decision two years ago. In July and August 2018, revenues generated by small businesses increased …read more

Optimum Finance set to become UK’s fastest growing invoice finance firm as SMEs seek finance options to ease cash flow

Fastest Growing

Invoice finance firm Optimum Finance is reporting exceptional growth with reported turnover performance eight times greater at the end of June compared to 2017. Founded in 2017, Optimum Finance provides tailored funding solutions for SMEs to enable them to release cash tied up in client and customer invoices. With staff numbers doubling over the past …read more

SME Survey

SME Survery

Mind the Gap: Optimum Finance warns SMEs to uphold their payment terms  Inconsistent payment terms resulting in cash flow pressure and an opaque financial outlook are the key findings of a survey of SME businesses in the South West. Invoice finance firm Optimum Finance surveyed owners and senior managers in thirty-three companies across the region …read more

SME owners should pass a business ‘driving’ test before they can set up a new company

Business Test

More than half of new UK businesses don’t survive beyond their first five years and while SME owners will readily blame the tax system, lack of bank lending or late payments, often the failure is down to something much more basic – bad financial management. The harsh truth is that many SMEs in Britain are …read more