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Glossary of Terms

Trade Finance

The financing of international and domestic trade transactions. Buyers and sellers use various financial instruments to facilitate the business cycle from production to sale.

Invoice Discounting

A financing method where a business can sell its accounts receivable (invoices) at a discount to a third-party funding source to improve its working capital.

SME (Small and Medium-sized Enterprises)

Businesses whose personnel numbers fall below certain limits. The acronym 'SME' is used to classify companies according to the number of employees as well as their annual turnover or balance sheet total.

Purchase Order

A commercial document issued by a buyer to a seller, indicating types, quantities, and agreed prices for products or services.

Inventory Finance

A line of credit or short-term loan made to a company so it can purchase products for sale. These products serve as the collateral for the loan if the business does not sell its inventory.

AML (Anti-Money Laundering)

A set of procedures, laws, and regulations designed to stop the practice of generating income through illegal actions.

FCA (Financial Conduct Authority)

The regulatory body for financial services firms and financial markets in the UK.

Credit Management

The process of granting credit, the terms it's granted on, and recovering this credit when it’s due. This includes the management of credit risk and bad debts.

Working Capital

Working Capital means the available cash in your business. Many profitable businesses fail due to lack of cash to pay people. We improve your working capital enabling you to buy more goods, pay suppliers and HMRC and to run a "stress-free” business.  

Risk Assessment

The identification and analysis of relevant risks to achieve a company’s objectives, determining what responses to take.


The availability of liquid assets to a market or company. Liquid assets are those that can be quickly converted to cash without losing value.