The week completed, 3rd April 2015

The first quarter of 2015 has come to an end and it seems to have gone by in the blink of an eye. Business has been written, not perhaps as much as would have been liked but possibly more than was expected. The quarter finishes with good enquiry levels.


As it is Spring the invoice finance world is patting itself on the back through a variety of awards and surveys. Always self-indulgent I’m not sure they truly reflect performance rather than representing a visible expression of vested interests. All invoice financiers have merit, and they all, on occasion, get things wrong; its finding the right one for the right business that is all important.

The political landscape and consequently, to a certain extent, the economic one too will be dominated over forthcoming weeks by the election. We will witness the unedifying spectacle of politicians grovelling for votes by saying anything that crosses their mind  they feel may appeal to the electorate.

I have an extremely low opinion of most politicians as it seems they are driven by self-interest and have a distant, at best, understanding of commercial pressures. Our economic success, or failings, are largely in spite of, as opposed to because of, political input.

Will be difficult to avoid the election but it will probably be worth trying and if 7m watched last nights leaders debate it demonstrates some very constructive counting.