Managing the impact

Supply chain challenges

What's the story?

The global supply chain has been hit by a lot of disruptions recently, from the rising costs of fuel and materials to Covid-19 and the war in Ukraine.

See what you could do to reduce delays and manage cost increases in your supply chains.

Coping with supply chain disruptions

We’ll arm you with the tools to help protect your business and reduce the negative impact of any changes. We’ve also got ideas about how to potentially strengthen your supply chains too.

We’ll show you how to map out your entire chain, keep communication going, or even change where you source products to make sure everything keeps moving along smoothly.

Is your business in financial trouble?

Remember, we’re here to help. You can talk to us about any financial problems or concerns. Simply visit our Contact page or if you have a Relationship Manager, they could also offer more personalised support.

To find out about debt management and support services, visit our page for businesses in financial struggles.

Trade finance

We offer a range of products to help businesses trade with confidence. These could help minimise risks such as not being paid by a buyer, if your supply chain breaking  down. We could also help you to manage your finances more efficiently.

Security may be required. Product fees may apply. Over 18s only. Subject to status, business use only. Any property or asset used as security may be repossessed or forfeited if you do not keep up repayments on any debt secured on it.

Try out our business resilience toolkit

This toolkit is designed to help you make your business more resilient in the face of significant disruptions.

Help with cash flow management

Find out five steps to better overall management of your cash flow, and try our handy tool to get a 90-day view of your own cash flow.

News from our Insights hub

Listen to the OnPoint podcast: "The future of supply chains in the post-pandemic economy". OnPoint podcast: "The future of supply chains in the post-pandemic economy"

What the future holds for supply chains in the post-pandemic economy

John Briggs speaks with Thomas Knudsen, Managing Director of global logistics leader Toll Group and NatWest Markets' Peiqian Liu about the future of supply chains.

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Read the article "How to manage cyber risks across your supply chain". Article: "How to manage cyber risks across your supply chain"

Keeping alert for cyber risks across your supply chain

The growth of third-party apps and tools to run supply chains introduces a risk for businesses to think about. Tim Rawlins, Senior Adviser and Security Director at NCC Group, explains.

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Read the article: "Tracking global trade: how are lockdowns and war affecting supply chains?" Article: "Tracking global trade: how are lockdowns and war affecting supply chains?"

Global trade: protectionism explained

The war in Ukraine and lockdowns in China have affected global supply chains. A new rise of trade protectionism could add to those pressures.

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There's more articles, podcasts and videos around global supply chain issues on our Insights hub.

Keep up to date

We've got more information on the cost of living crisis on our hub pages. We're always updating them with the latest news, services and products that could help your business to thrive.

Workforce and staffing

Read our tips on overcoming staffing challenges, including recruitment, retention and training.

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How is agriculture being affected?

The agricultural sector has been hit by price increases in recent months. See how we're helping.

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Investing in a sustainable future

Explore how investment in sustainable technology could help cut costs in the future.

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