July/August 2021

In this month’s cover feature, Norman Chambers explores the path to decarbonised finance and how Britain has the potential to lead the way in sustainable SME funding.

The latest issue also features insight from a host of NACFB Patrons including headline sponsor Lloyds Bank on renewed expectancy and returning appetites, Qardus on unlocking the potential of Sharia-compliant finance, LDS Sales Guarantees on a solid property exit strategy, InterBay Commercial on the rising demand for holiday lets, Hampshire Trust Bank on diversifying into short-term lets, Landbay on the growing appeal of green mortgages, Phelan Independent on demystifying personal guarantees, iwoca on the increasing demand for unsecured finance, Ortus Secured Finance on Motherhood vs career, Nucleus Commercial Finance on ramping up customer service, Hodge on developing greater resilience, Magnet Capital on building momentum, and we spend five minutes with Rebecca Howitt of 365 Business Finance.

Also in this issue the NACFB’s senior compliance officer, Erica Meredith clarifies the risks and responsibilities of deal packaging especially where an introducer is part of the equation. NACFB Member Mortgages for Business warns of the risks of landlords using Beneficial Interest Company Trusts. There is an overview of the transport sector from the British Vehicle Rental & Leasing Association (BVRLA) and an update from the NACFB’s chosen charity Young Lives vs Cancer. Last but by no means least we look at review sites: Smart Money People identifies the mistakes to avoid when using a review site and the NACFB’s Jenny Barrett explains why using online review sites matters.