Optimise your cash flow and finance

Managing and forecasting cash flow is key for every business. By introducing digital innovation, accurate data reporting and timely forecasting you can implement useful changes that will provide immediate benefits.

The point of a forecast is that it lets you think about scenarios and how resilient your cash and therefore your business is under each scenario.

Gareth Anderson, Area Director, HSBC UK
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Introducing our cash flow and finance section

Hear from Jennifer Crawley, UK Head of Business Management, Small Business Banking For HSBC, as she introduces our cash flow and finance pillar.


Featured cash flow tools

Cash flow forecasting tool

Create a basic cash flow forecast and identify sources of income and expenditure with our simple to use tool. You can then export this information as a spreadsheet to allow you make further adjustments and understand when you expect to make and receive payments.

HSBCnet: cash flow forecasting

Our fully integrated tool is available to all Corporate customers and accessed via HSBCnet, providing you with a single place for all of your cash management needs. Based on automatically loading data, Cash Flow Forecasting produces sophisticated forecasts from the near-term up to 3 years, making it quicker and easier for you to build an accurate picture of your future finances.

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Security and control of cash supports Rullion’s growth plans

As part of its move to HSBC, Rullion unlocked the benefits of HSBC’s cash management solution, providing the efficiency, visibility and security the business needed to enhance its operations and provide a strong platform for growth.

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HSBC’s integrated Cash Flow Forecasting tool helps Harvey Nash increase accuracy and efficiency

A ‘manual’ approach to cash flow forecasting at a business based across multiple countries was hampering Harvey Nash’s ability to generate fast and accurate reports. Implementation of HSBC’s Cash Flow Forecasting Tool, hosted within HSBCnet, proved just the solution to deliver on those requirements – as well as providing multiple other benefits.

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Working capital optimisation – how a data driven consultative approach can unlock opportunity

Whatever your size of business or sector you operate in, working capital optimisation is one of the pillars of success. Michael Wilding, Relationship Director at HSBC UK, shares his thoughts on the challenges businesses face when it comes to working capital and the best strategies and approaches to overcome them.

Case Study

Virtual card solution keeps travel business moving

With business hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic, The Travel Company Edinburgh was in urgent need of a smooth way to keep cash flowing. HSBC’s solution put the company back in control as it adapts to thrive in new circumstances.

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Top cash flow mistakes to avoid

Whether you’re facing new challenges or pushing for growth, taking care of your cash flow is vital. From putting off admin to paying suppliers too quickly, our quick video runs through the classic cash flow mistakes every business owner should watch out for.

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5 simple steps to cash flow forecasting

As business norms are disrupted by the fallout from COVID-19, it’s all the more important to keep track of how cash moves through your business. Here are some tips to help you build a robust cash flow forecast.

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Why cashflow is vital for business growth

Effective cash flow management is vital to ensure that your business has the funding needed to keep trading and make the most of opportunities to grow. A business can survive for a short time without sales or profits, but not without cash.

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How to boost your working capital

We've all heard the old saying, 'cash is king' but, as all successful businesses know, what really counts is how efficiently cash flows through your business.

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Assessing your finance needs

Reviewing your finances can identify gaps and help you work out what’s best for your business. But where to start? Our short video takes you through the key steps to assess your finance needs.

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HSBC payment solution helps bePayd deliver cash flow support to small businesses

Staying on top of cash flow and chasing late payments can be a major worry for many firms trying to move past recovery. Business spend management solution provider, Proactive, with support from HSBC, has an innovative new solution to help ease the pressure.

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Get your finances in order for life post-Covid

Making sure your cash is in the right place at the right time will help you navigate the challenges and opportunities of life beyond the pandemic.

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Understand your working capital to mitigate business threats

Uncertain markets tend to breed cash flow challenges. Scrutinising all aspects of your working capital cycle can help you identify and respond to the threats and opportunities that tomorrow might have in store.

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Innovative pay-by-bank account solution takes customer experience and cash management to the next level

As Individual Restaurants Group ramped up its online presence and turned to collection and delivery during lockdown, the company wanted an innovative solution for its guests.

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Top tips for tackling late payments

Late payments can be a challenge at the best of times, but when business is uncertain and cash flow is squeezed, getting paid on time is critical. Find out how to lessen the risk of late payments, how to handle payments that are late and how to reduce the impact of late payments on your business with our top tips.

Cash Flow Academy

Having a close eye on your cash flow today so you can be finance fit for tomorrow is more important than ever. Our Cash HSBC Flow Academy, in association with KPMG, offers a series of bite-sized training sessions to help you perfect your cash flow management.

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Welcome to the Cash Flow Academy

Rick Harrison, Partner at KPMG in the UK, introduces you to the programme, the modules ahead and the experts you will hear from in the series.

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Cash flow forecasting

Angela Young, Associate Director in the Cash and Working Capital Team at KPMG in the UK, provides an introduction to cash flow forecasting.

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Working capital management

In this two-part module, Nathan McCarthy, Director in the Cash and Working Capital Team at KPMG UK, takes you through the core principles of effective working capital management.

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Tax cash flow

Sarah Gulliver and Liz Ness from KPMG UK’s Tax Team cover a range of top tips across direct and indirect tax.

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Effective visibility

Lee Swinerd, Managing Director in KPMG UK’s Restructuring Team, provides some pointers on effective governance around cash and working capital.

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Round up and top cash tips

Lee Swinerd wraps up the Cash Flow Academy Series with a summary of key takeaways on effective cash and working capital management.

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