Protecting your profit margins through the use of forward contracts

For many businesses who are trading internationally, forward contracts can be an effective way to minimise or eliminate FX risk. It can help provide certainty over the costs of your international payments enabling you stabilise your cash flow, protect your profit margins and reliably forecast. Learn about the benefits of using forward contracts in our latest blog.

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The importance of currency exchange rates when planning to buy or sell property abroad

The importance of currency exchange rates when planning to buy or sell property abroad

Buying or selling a property abroad will almost always involve a transfer of money between currencies. Find out why planning ahead, using the right FX specialist and protecting yourself against currency volatility is crucial to maximising the value of your currency transactions.

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Managing currency risk when exporting

Like all British exporters, GlassTech Recycling faces a degree of foreign exchange exposure in the window between taking an order from abroad, manufacturing the goods and actually shipping them. That’s why they have implemented a robust foreign exchange strategy to protect their profit margin against the risk of currency fluctuation.

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US dollar slides to 3-year low against the Euro

The US Dollar has endured a pretty wretched start to 2018, continuing a trend of Dollar weakness that started in early 2017. Brett Thomas, Head of Dealing at Godi, takes a look at the underlying cause for the recent dollar weakness

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Protecting your profit margins using forward contracts

For many businesses who are trading internationally, forward contracts can be an effective way to minimise or eliminate FX risk. It can help provide certainty over the costs of your international payments enabling you stabilise your cash flow, protect your profit margins and reliably forecast. Learn about the benefits of using forward contracts in our latest blog.

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Businesses should be prepared for six drivers of FX volatility in 2018

Uncertainty in the political and economic landscape was the story of 2017 and this unpredictability doesn’t look set to change for the year ahead. With a number of significant events outlined for 2018 that are highly likely to influence financial markets around the globe, businesses need to be prepared for further turbulence during the next 12 months.

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R&D tax relief for Professional Sports Sector – could you be missing out?

The Professional Sports sector is one of the many industries that does not take full advantage of the generous Research and Development Tax Relief. Find out more in our guest blog by Gerald Thomas Chatered Accountants.

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SMEs urged to take control of their cash flow

With growing uncertainty over our future trading relationship with the EU, Alison Vickers, Managing Partner at Bevan & Buckland Chartered Accountants discusses how businesses can help take control of their cash flow now to prepare them for the future, whatever our departure from the EU brings.

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It’s time for businesses to stop blaming poor results on currency movements.

For any business importing or exporting, dealing with foreign exchange is an unavoidable prerequisite. Why is it then that so many UK businesses are still blaming poor performance on currency volatility? Is such an oversight really a palatable excuse as we head into 2018?

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Piecing together the perfect finance package for your expansion

In this Q&A, our partners at Alternative Business Funding explain how to choose the right financial package to help reduce the overall cost of borrowing.

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Seven Steps To Successful Business Transition

Harri Lloyd Davies, partner at Bevan & Buckland, explains the importance of succession planning and when business owners should start planning for transition.

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How would a Brexit ‘no deal’ affect your business?

There's a lot of discussion at the moment about a 'no deal' Brexit. But what does that actually mean and what would the impact be to UK businesses who are importing or exporting?

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Why currency exchange rates matter when planning to buy or sell property abroad

Buying or selling a property abroad will almost always involve a transfer of money between currencies. Find out why planning ahead, using the right FX specialist and protecting yourself against currency volatility is crucial to maximising the value of your currency transactions.

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Unlocking the value of your unpaid invoices

In this guest blog, Alternative Business Funding explains how Invoice Finance could help improve your cash flow by unlocking up to 85% of the value of unpaid invoices the moment they are raised.

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Euro strengthens ahead of German Elections

Luke Walden FX Specialist at Godi Financial, discusses the German elections and considers if UK & US businesses that are exposed to the Euro should secure rates against their home currency to negate any risk of the Euro moving against them

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How trade finance can help create stability for SMEs

In this Q&A, Alternative Business Funding explains how trade finance can help to create stability for businesses trading internationally during these uncertain times.

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Sterling’s recent weakness points to opportunity

Luke Walden FX Specialist takes stock of the recent volatility in the currency markets and considers whether now is a good time to invest in Sterling.

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SMEs could cut their research costs by thousands. Here’s how….

Many SMEs carrying out research & development are unaware that there is a special tax relief available to them – one of the most generous of its kind in the UK. In this guest blog, Gerald Thomas Chartered Accountants gives a snap shot of the tax relief, the types of projects that qualify and how to make a claim.

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Should my contracts have “Brexit clauses”?

In this guest blog, George Fahey from Cripps LLP, discusses the impact of Brexit on contracts and what businesses should be considering now to safeguard themselves against the potential consequences of the UK's departure from the EU.

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Export finance for SMEs explained

In this guest blog, Alternative Business Funding provide insight into export finance and the support available to UK SMEs who are expanding internationally.

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Driving business growth by moving into new export markets

Guest blog: Mathew Hughes from UK Export Finance discusses how a government-backed finance & insurance service is helping UK exporters to successfully expand into new and emerging markets.

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Sterling weakens in aftermath of UK election

As we take stock of what has happened after the UK general election and the start of Brexit negotiations, Luke Walden, FX Specialist at Godi Financial, considers what this means for the FX markets.

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The personal touch makes a massive difference

Godi’s dedicated account manager helps Something Different Wholesale benefit from greater stability, predictability and expert support in its foreign exchange dealings

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An inherent lack of transparency is fundamentally unhelpful for SMEs

We’re pleased to report that more and more companies seem to be moving away from trusting their foreign exchange (FX) strategy and international payments to their bank or traditional FX broker.

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Sterling weakens further on ‘surprise’ UK election results

As reports of Theresa May reaching a deal with the DUP to form a government emerge, Luke Walden, FX Specialist at Godi Financial, considers what this means for the FX markets.

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FX swings expected as the UK heads to the polls

Whilst the election is riddled with uncertainties, one thing we can predict with certainty is that there will be volatility in currency markets today as the UK goes to the polls.

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Is the election likely to cause further currency volatility?

Since last summer’s Brexit referendum – when Sterling witnessed its largest single intraday drop against the dollar – the pound has experienced wild swings in value, both to the upside and downside. Has your business been affected by this? Plenty of SMEs across the UK have experienced the resulting impact on the value of the international payments they are making or receiving – many with an adverse affect on their bottom line.

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Discover how hedging could help your business

Did you know that a staggering 80% of SMEs haven’t hedged their currency risk since the Brexit referendum? If you’re one of them, you definitely need to read this…

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Gaining greater certainty over foreign exchange risks when exporting

Godi helps GlassTech to make better business decisions – through clearer understanding of how to minimise foreign exchange risk when exporting

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Now’s the time to review and take control of your costs…

Does currency volatility affect your business? If you trade in global markets and regularly make or receive international payments, your answer is highly likely to be a resounding “yes”.

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How to make sure you partner with the right FX provider

In today’s global market place, many British companies – both big and small – are finding themselves overly exposed to currency volatility. Are you one of them?

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