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Hedging your farm's Basic Payment Scheme payment

With so many variable factors impacting farm fortunes, it’s critical for a business to budget ahead and to make sure, where they can, they have a stable income. We look at why hedging your BPS payments could help farm businesses.

Hedging your farm's Basic Payment Scheme payment

What to consider when negotiating a farm or rural mortgage

Every client will have different priorities when it comes to reviewing your finances. But the same basic rules will apply to all cases. Here we list them and explain how we can help you.

    What to consider when negotiating a farm or rural mortgage

    Now is a good time to review your farm and rural business finances

    With bank margins improving now is a good time for all farm and rural businesses to review their finances, and check to see if their historical arrangements are still the best for the business.

    Now is a good time to review your farm and rural business finances

    Bank base rate rise - the moveable feast

    No sooner does an interest rise come into sight, it moves again as unpredictable forces come to light. We are experiencing interesting times, so it is essential that any business is on its best possible financial footing.

    Bank base rate rise - the moveable feast

    5 tips to manage your banking position during downward agricultural commodity price pressures

    With downward pressure on commodity prices and a 12% reduction in the 2014 Single Farm Payment, cashflow and working capital requirements could become stretched. What can be done to prepare for tougher times?

    5 tips to manage your banking position during downward agricultural commodity price pressures

    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?

    Funding the conversion of redundant farm buildings

    New staff appointment to grow and strengthen R&BS

    Graham Sanders joins us from Lloyds Bank. He has over 43 years of banking experience, and 16 years with their agriculture team. He will strenghten our presence nationwide and work with closely with clients and professionals in the South and South East,

    New staff appointment to grow and strengthen R&BS

    Celebrating our 10th anniversary in farm and rural finance

    We are celebrating our 10th anniversary. When you consider the statistics for business failure and the fact that we operate in the financial sector which has seen its worst crisis in 300 years, we are very proud of our success.

    Celebrating our 10th anniversary in farm and rural finance

    Maximising the chances of securing farm business finance

    This article was published in Farm Business Magazine in  February 2014. It explains how farm businesses can improve their chances of securing finance from banks and other lenders.

    Maximising the chances of securing farm business finance

    Rural funding partnership offers fresh option for borrowers

    We have entered into an exclusive arrangement with a new lender to the rural property market. The move marks the launch of a refreshing new product to the rural property market and a rural funding partnership that fills a gap caused by the credit crunch.

    Rural funding partnership offers fresh option for borrowers

    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.

    5 essential insights for buying your first country house

    10 Essential tips for funding your Rural Property

    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.

    10 Essential tips for funding your Rural Property