Managing the impact

Supply chain challenges

What's happening?

The global supply chain has been hit by a lot 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 deal with cost increases in your supply chains.

Coping with supply chain disruptions

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.

Is your business in financial difficulty?

To talk to us about any financial problems or concerns visit our Contact page and click the ‘Chat now’ button, or the chat button in our Mobile app*. We’re here to help. If you have a Relationship Manager, they could also offer support. 

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

*Criteria apply.

Trade finance

We offer a range of products to help businesses trade with confidence. These could help minimise the risk (the risk of not being paid by a buyer, or the risks associated with your supply chain breaking down), or provide more efficient financing than using your overdraft.

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.

Other helpful articles

Read the article "Choose sustainable partners". Article: "Choose sustainable partners"

Choosing sustainable partners

Building a sustainable supply chain can help to improve your reputation, whilst reducing waste and the impact your business makes on the planet.

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Watch the video "Dealing with uncertainties". Video: "Dealing with uncertainties"

Dealing with change

See how some of our customers have coped with the uncertainty of recent months, and the mechanisms they have put in place to help.

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Try 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"

The future of 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"

How to manage 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: protectionism begins to bite". Article: "Tracking global trade: protectionism begins to bite"

Global trade: protectionism begins to bite

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 recruitments, 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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