ACCA (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) and Barclays have joined forces to launch a new website offering free, impartial financial advice to small businesses across the UK.
Faced with continuing economic uncertainty, small businesses may be unsure about who to turn to for advice on securing finance for their business.
This new website explains the different types of finance available, what to consider when choosing which one is right for your business, and how to make the loan application. This is all backed up by examples of business plans and model cash-flows to ensure businesses are fully equipped to apply for a business loan.
Andrew Leck, head of ACCA UK said: 'Finance is key to the survival and growth of any business. Small businesses are the life-blood of the UK economy, and we are delighted to be working with Barclays to offer much-needed advice to those that do so much to help the economy.'
Sue Hayes, Product & Marketing Director, Barclays Business and Personal Banking Solutions said: 'Barclays is very much open for business – in fact, we’re still agreeing four out of five business lending applications, a figure little different to before the recession, but we believe more needs to be done to support businesses and restore confidence. Our partnership with ACCA is another great step forward in achieving this. It’s when we all work together – banks and organisations like ACCA and its members – that we can really achieve great things to help British business.'
- Visit the new website via the 'Related Links' section to the left of this article.