FSB News release
Issue date: Thursday 23 October 2008
FSB launches new financial helpline for small businesses
Small businesses have today been given a vital lifeline in the form of a financial helpline responding to all financial enquiries.
The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) has put in place this new and additional service to its 213,000 members in the form of the FSB Finance Helpline.
The helpline is accessible via a freephone number, which is 08000 193 633. The new service comes on top of the FSB's current raft of benefits available to members including its popular 24 hour legal helpline, insurance services, business banking and finance for business.
Commenting on the new service, Sandy Harris, Chairman of Member Services for the FSB said:
“During these difficult times it is important for business owners to have sound advice so they can make the right decisions for the good of their business.
“The FSB is lobbying the Government to ensure small businesses are given appropriate support and this service will provide additional help to members who will be struggling with financial issues.”
Notes to Editors
1. The FSB has over 213,000 members and exists to protect and promote the interests of the self-employed, and all those who run their own business. More information is available at http://www.fsb.org.uk/.
2. The FSB's Finance Helpline is provide by ASC Finance for Business which also provides advice on arranging business finance for small businesses and entrepreneurs. More information is available at http://www.asc.co.uk/.
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