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Diversification - investment and bank funding on the up
A survey of farming estate owners has shown increased confidence and commitment to invest, despite rising political and economic uncertainty. But, none of the respondents plan to diversify within farming. Instead, investment is being diverted to alternative rural enterprises. 73% plan to use bank funding to support the investment.
15 years of R&BS – how the market has changed and what's changing
It’s been 15 years since R&BS was founded. Several significant changes over that time have made it an interesting period for us and our clients. Find out what they are and the strategies farm and rural businesses can adopt to capitalise on these changes.
Agriculture Bill 2018: now is the time to start planning
The long-awaited details of the new Agriculture Bill have been announced. All farm businesses must begin to plan ahead to ensure they are in a strong position and can cope with the loss of subsidy income. Professional guidance - including business finance advice -will be crucial in the years ahead.
What questions should you ask when preparing a business plan?
A business plan is an essential document to put in front of your bank manager when you are discussing finance. We set out some of the subjects and questions you should ask yourself when preparing a plan.
Business plans are key to securing farm, equestrian and rural business finance and mortgages
Get your business plan right and you earn the trust of lenders, suppliers and staff. Get it wrong and you may not even get your business ideas off the ground. We give you some tips on how to prepare an effective business plan.
Funding the conversion of redundant farm buildings
Recent planning changes have led to more clients looking for finance to convert agricultural buildings to residential and commercial uses. But what factors do youhave to consider if the project is to be successful?
5 essential insights for buying your first country house
Are you planning on buying your first country house? Then there are some particular issues you will need to bear in mind, as buying a country property is not always the same as purchasing an urban houses.
By using these 10 essential tips and enlisting the help of professionals who understand the rural property environment, you could have the keys to your rural property sooner than you thought was ever possible.