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Interview with Ian Watson, CEO of BFS North America

We sat down with the CEO of Bibby Financial Services North America, Ian Watson, to discover how BFS operates and what the landscape is like in the US for SMEs that seek alternative forms of funding. Overview, what does BFS do? Primarily we’re a receivable finance business, but we also…

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Why purpose makes good business leaders

Earlier this month we held Bibby Financial Services’s International Leaders Conference in Prague. In addition to hearing from inspirational speakers such as economist Ana Boata of Euler Hermes and Peter Mulroy, Secretary General of FCI, the conference was an opportunity to bring together leaders from around the business to share…

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Supporting Scotland’s SMEs in times of change

After a dramatic summer which saw the UK vote to leave the European Union, the expectation amongst many economists was an immediate and severe hit to the economy. The nightmare scenario some had predicted has not occurred, although there are likely to be many tumultuous months ahead. In Scotland, we…

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2017 – A Year of Enormous Change

As part of the Global Business Monitor report, Steve Box, International CEO at Bibby Financial Services, discusses the changing geopolitical landscape and what lies ahead in 2017. As we approach the end of 2016, business leaders across the world are anticipating the testing times of operating in 2017, a year in…

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The Prompt Payment Code – a lifeline for SMEs?

It’s a commonly stated but important fact that businesses need sustainable cashflow to pay staff wages, rates and suppliers. But, of the many challenges facing SMEs, late payment from customers is a reoccurring theme placing significant pressure on cashflow. Findings from our Q3 SME Confidence Tracker reveal that two fifths…

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