November/December 2021

In this issue

In this month’s cover feature the NACFB’s Norman Chambers, identifies the challenges faced by the UK haulage industry. In particular, he looks at what is being done to alleviate the pressure and asks how brokers can be part of the roadmap to out of nowhere city.

This issue also features insight from a host of NACFB Patrons including headline sponsor Lloyds Bank on achieving net zero, as well as a profile of Hope Capital, Precise Mortgages on dispelling bridging myths, Ultimate Finance on what a rise in Bank Rate would mean for the economy and borrowers, iwocaon the results of their latest SME Expert Index, NatWest on incentivising growth, Haydock Finance on a new product for dairy farmers, Black & White Bridging on face-to-face funding, and Reward Finance on the importance of delivery over speed.

Our expert this edition is Tim Chapman, director at Hickman Shearer. We question him on the role of capital assets in the circular economy.

In our Broker Voice feature, Simon Knowler, managing director at Direct Asset Finance discusses how asset finance can be utilised creatively to support the road to business recovery and growth.

We also hear from NACFB compliance officer, Rob Levitt who looks at how the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) is set to require intermediaries to consider sustainability issues when advising clients. The CBI tracks growth among SME manufacturers and Richard Kirby of Anderson, Wilde & Harris explains proposed EPC targets for rented commercial properties.

Last, but by no means least, we spend five minutes getting to know Steve Smith of Roma Finance.