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UK SMEs are sitting on £770 billion in untapped assets that could be used to fund growth, according to new research published today by Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking.

Lloyds Bank Commercial Finance would like to warn customers about a malware, phishing email that has been sent out imitating a customer communication.

Opinion Pieces

Technological innovation and an appetite for immediate response have already started to shape the recruitment climate. Here are a few trends that might influence the industry this year.

With vacancy numbers increasing at the fastest rate since 1998, recruitment firms may consider expanding into different niches or geographical markets. Our quick reference guide discusses considerations for growing your recruitment business.

Case Studies

A start-up electrical wholesale business was able to deliver sales of £100 million and create 700 new jobs across the UK in its first year of trading with the support of a £12 million invoice finance facility.

A vehicle logistics firm based in Birmingham has been able to move into new markets and secure new contracts with the support of a £250,000 invoice discounting facility from Lloyds Bank Commercial Finance.

*Market leader based upon the value of advances at the end of 2012 calculated from competitor information reported in the March/April issue of Business Money.