Finance of £25,000 to £750,000 can be surprisingly difficult to obtain. Banks generally require security and many venture capital firms are not interested in financing these amounts. A business angel might be the solution for your business.
ACCA guide to... Carillion: more questions than answers?
The collapse of Carillion is likely to
have a far-reaching impact in the UK
and beyond. ACCA and valuation and corporate finance adviser Duff & Phelps have produced a guide to the implications for businesses affected by the collapse.
Are you considering using asset finance to replace equipment or IT services? If so, you’re among an increasing number of firms exploring this versatile funding option – and with an application approval rate of 96%, it’s easy to see why it’s so popular with SMEs. Asset finance refers to either hire purchase or leasing, and both products can be used to acquire a wide range of assets in return for regular monthly payments. This puts the latest equipment or IT within reach of firms on even the tightest budgets.
Overdrafts and bank loans are the most common form of external financing available to businesses. Used properly, they provide a simple and effective way of financing the growth of your business.
Using the right mix reduces the risks to your business and helps you minimise the cost of financing. You may be required to provide the bank with security.
As the owner-manager of a small or medium enterprise, your own financial affairs are likely to be closely entwined with the way you run your business.
You should think about how the business will affect your own finances from the moment you start up and continue to keep this in mind throughout its lifecycle.
This replaces factsheet 186 of the same name, which was updated in 2014. Over the past few years, some traditional forms of finance have become harder for companies, particularly SMEs, to access. This factsheet will consider the most prominent sources of alternative finance, their main features and the amounts that can be obtained.
ACCA guide to... finance for businesses benefiting Wales
Finance Wales can support a wide range of business requirements, with single-round funding starting from £1,000 and going up to £3m, while £5m total investment is available to any single company over multiple rounds.
Meeting Users’ Information Needs: The Use and Usefulness of Integrated Reporting
The first study to directly poll the views of the users of financial information on integrated reporting, this research report explores how providers of financial capital perceive and the Framework’s potential for providing decision-useful information.
This video accompanies ACCA's report 'Payday Lending: Fixing a Broken Market' (ACCA May 2014). The report supports the ongoing work of the Competition Commission and the FCA, but it may also be of interest to consumer groups and, ultimately, to investors.
This report reviews the policy environment and support structures supporting SME growth in nine countries. It draws on the Virtuous Circle of Enterprise Growth framework and builds on a series of interviews with policymakers and SME advocates.
Connecting capital markets: the Nairobi Security Exchange Growth Enterprise Market Segment
This paper draws on interviews with Nairobi Security Exchange (NSE) officials as well as coverage in the African and international financial press to tell the story of the Growth Enterprise Market Segment (GEMS), the Nairobi-based board targeted at small and medium-sized enterprises. It is part of a series of ACCA case studies looking into the shared experiences of regulators, exchange operators, investors and listed firms in emerging capital markets.