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SMEs’ funding requests highlight importance of prompt payments

SMEs’ funding requests highlight importance of prompt payments

SMEs seem to be undeterred by Brexit uncertainty as the National Association of Commercial Finance Brokers (NACFB) records a sudden increase in funding enquiries during August. While the numbers are encouraging, could they suggest that small businesses are opening themselves up to repayment problems further down the line?

SME owners' confidence plummets post-Brexit, index reveals

The number of SME owners feeling confident about the outlook for the economy and their own businesses over the next 12 months has sharply dropped. This is according to the latest quarterly Smith & Williamson Enterprise Index, which suggests that small businesses have largely responded unfavourably to Brexit. Could there, however, still be a chink of light at the end of the tunnel?

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