CDFIs and the Ethics of Lending

CDFIs and the Ethics of Lending

Positive workplace ethical values and behaviour are increasingly important for businesses. SWIG Senior Business Manager Nicola explains the impacts and influences of ethical behaviours, and how our workplace ethics and values shape our decision making. What are...
Is Your Business Ready to Live With COVID?

Is Your Business Ready to Live With COVID?

Now that the last of the COVID-19 restrictions have been lifted, many employers are gearing up for their staff to return to their places of work. Whether you had to shut your business down temporarily or make significant changes for staff to continue working from...
Is Your Business Ready to Live With COVID?

Keep it Local by Supporting Your Local Businesses

As the saying goes “when you buy from a small business, an actual person does a little happy dance”. Having worked with small businesses for over 30 years, we at SWIG Finance have seen this with our own eyes. With Small- to Medium-sized businesses making up 99% of the...
Lending Trends through a CDFI Lens

Lending Trends through a CDFI Lens

The South West’s SMEs have shown incredible resilience in weathering the COVID-19 storm, and, with the backing of the British Business Bank’s Recovery Loan Scheme (RLS), SWIG Finance continues to support those smaller impacted businesses to grow and prosper. Whilst...
Cashflow Management and Making Your Case to Lenders

Cashflow Management and Making Your Case to Lenders

As your business grows, so will your costs. Cashflow management will play a critical part in the success of your business. Here SWIG Finance’s business manager Rachael Taylor shares her top tips for successful cashflow management. Having a Realistic Cashflow –...