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Anecdotes

Farm and Country Finance – why it pays to call us

Just to explain a little more about our ethos at Farm and Country Finance. A customer contacted us to enquire about finance for starting a rural business. The property was ideal for our farm start up finance product. We  learned that they were intending to sell their current unencumbered property, to put in as a deposit […]

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Boiler room scams – Shareholders beware

It will not come as a surprise, to many of you, that there is a legion of persons out there looking to get money off you for nothing; so beware of the scammers. In recent times, many companies have become aware that some of their shareholders have received unsolicited telephone calls or other forms of […]

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Getting through the political maze using cows

SOCIALISM: You have two cows; you give one to your neighbour. COMMUNISM: You have two cows. The State takes both and gives you some milk. FASCISM: You have two cows. The State takes both and sells you some milk. NAZISM: You have two cows. The State takes both and you never see them again. BUREAUCRACY: […]

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America Sneezes, Britain dies of Pnuemonia?

Read any Newspaper and there are articles canting on about greedy banks, which just because they have lost money on sub-prime mortgages in America, are trying to get it back off similar cases over here by pushing up interest rates. Well let’s not let the truth get in the way of a good story. I […]

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Fixed Rates for Farm Finance

FIX HER AND FORGET HER Mark Bracegirdle FCCA FMAAT Published in Farmer Trader Issues 136, 137, 138 & 141 June – Aug 2007 Hindsight, it is said, is a wonderful thing. Even better would be a crystal ball so we could all know the way interest rates are going to go. It seems that base […]

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The Grass is Greener – Farm and Country Finance published article

The Grass is Greener Mark Bracegirdle FCCA FMAAT Published in Farmer Trader Issues 126, 130, 131 & 135 Feb – June 2007 If words were associated with colours it would be tempting to pair bureaucracy and Brussels with brown, with DEFRA a definite grey and for finance – who knows. The point is when it […]

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A little about bridging finance – bridging finance for farm

Mark Bracegirdle FCCA FMAAT Published in Farmer Trader Issues 130, 135 Feb – June 2007 Used properly bridging finance is the right tool for number of situations e.g.:- 1) A property to buy with another to sell 2) Where these is commitment to buy, for example, at an auction. 3) Where a lender withdraws its offer […]

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