Posts by Charlie Harrison

Could asset-based finance be the best route for SME funding?

Growth business are now spoilt for choice with regard to their debt funding options. Since banks pulled back from lending to SMEs in the aftermath of 2007’s Great Financial Crash (GFC), a host of other providers have emerged to cater for their debt finance needs. These range from dedicated SME debt funds and tech-driven banks,…

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Challenges of Staying Competitive and Relevant in Asset-based Finance

Asset-based finance (ABF) has a long history – dating back to the days of Babylon and ancient Rome when merchants sold goods on consignment.[1] Today, the industry is a sophisticated transactional business funding model, which has probably never been more widely adopted across continents, many of which are experiencing strong growth. However, the emergence of…

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Build & Buy – The Best of Both Worlds

A joint article by Jonathan Croft, Chief Information Officer, Societe Generale Factoring and Kevin Day, CEO, HPD Software Today, all forms of businesses rely upon technology to deliver their products and services in a global market. To what extent is technology merely a tool or an intrinsic component of the offering is a sliding scale,…

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Proliferation of FinTech

Job creation within the FinTech sector increased by 61% in 2018, making it the fastest-growing sector in the London economy. Of the roles available, those that are most in demand within the FinTech industry continue to be Marketing, PR and IT.  However, those professions that have seen the biggest spike in recruitment (in most cases…

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CFA 75th Annual Convention (New York City)

We are pleased to announce that HPD LendScape is a Sponsor at The Commercial Finance Association which has nearly 250 member companies and a 20,000-person active community, including 22 chapters located throughout the United States, Canada and Europe. Our software development team will demo the latest LendScape product releases including: LendScape Onboarding, LendScape Data Extractor…

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How has FinTech changed the landscape of Finance?

Since joining HPD LendScape almost a year ago, I’ve been hearing opposing views on whether we are a FinTech or not. Depending on who you ask in our company, you will get a positive answer, a negative answer or a confused look. So, what is this FinTech about? Financial Technology is a relatively new term,…

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