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Banking giants join forces for Money Talks webinars

Finance experts from Lloyds, RBS, Santander, Barclays and Metro Bank will be on hand to discuss issues such as writing the perfect business plan, expanding into international markets and managing cash flow during the 15-minute online sessions.

The webinars, which will also be available to view on the Velocity website and on YouTube, will give businesses hints and tips to help maximise their potential.

Velocity chief executive Daniel Mouawad said: “We are delighted to have joined forces with some of the biggest business banks in the country to produce these webinars, which will prove an invaluable insight for start-ups and SMEs across the South East Midlands.

“Growing your business, or even getting it off the ground, can be a huge challenge with piles of paperwork and potential pitfalls along the way. But these sessions will give businesses tips to help them get to where they want to be, direct from the banks themselves.”

The weekly webinars, which are due to run over five weeks starting on Friday, September 18, will cover a range of topics which affect business owners, including how to apply for funding and the most common mistakes businesses make when speaking to banks.

Mike Adamson, local director for Milton Keynes Metro Bank, said: “SMEs are extremely important to Metro Bank and as a champion of small businesses and entrepreneurs, we recognise the day-to-day challenges that they can face.

“At Metro Bank, SMEs have their own relationship manager who understands their business and its requirements. We’re therefore able to provide informed and relevant advice to start-ups and SMEs, helping them to grow and develop their business.”

Velocity Growth Hub covers Bedfordshire, Milton Keynes, Aylesbury Vale, Cherwell and parts of Northamptonshire. Its qualified and experienced business advisers are available to help businesses in many ways, including one-to-one support and free business workshops.