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Invoice finance for the modern business – SMEs are embracing a new way of working: it’s called a relationship

The expectation of invoice finance as a business function is evolving into something much deeper, it’s no longer just about the money. SME owners need a relationship based service not a funding arrangement so typically offered by banks and other providers.  Invoice finance should be viewed as a consultancy based service which enables expansion and …read more

The British Distillers Alliance: Prevention is better than cure when it comes to your financial pipeline

The UK drinks market has boomed in recent years. The gin category alone achieved record sales of £2.2 billion in the summer of 2018 according to the Wine and Spirit Trade Association (WSTA), while the whisky market has seen an increase in sales of premium blends of 3.1 per cent. A plethora of start-up businesses …read more

Team video

Check out our latest video, where our CEO Richard Pepler chats about the management team here at Optimum Finance, why they are suited to working with SMEs and how their experience makes them experts in the field.

Factoring vs invoice discounting: how should you choose?

Richard Pepler: mini driving test

Watch as Optimum Finance CEO Richard Pepler talks discusses why he believes new SME owners should take a mini driving test before they can begin trading in the UK:  

Purplefish case study part 2

Find out how PR Agency Purplefish has benefited by using invoice finance in part two of our case study video

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

Why drinks brands should use invoice finance as a business pick-me-up

The UK drinks market has been experiencing a boom in recent years, the gin category alone reached record highs in the summer of 2019 with sales, both home and abroad, peaking at £2.2 billion, according to the Wine and Spirit Trade Association (WSTA). Even the previously static Whisky market has seen an increase in sales …read more