Business Finance

LOANS

Whether you are a start up or an established business looking for a business loan, we can help provide funding lines through our vast panel of bespoke alternative lenders protecting you against over exposure with your bank whilst freeing up much needed cash flow. Whatever your requirements or credit status, our business loans are accessible and fair.  

Borrow £5,000 to £20,000,000

All our alternative loans have different repayment options, which means you can choose the best option for your business.

You have the ability to spread the cost , breaking it down into more manageable payments to suit your cashflow and affordability. 

KEY FEATURES

Fast flexible unsecured loans that can be used for any purpose to include, working capital, stocking finance, asset purchases, expansion capital, debt consolidation and one off business expenses.

Advances typically from £5K to £500k with fixed monthly repayments spread typically from 6 months up to 5years.

Unsupported personal guarantees are required from the Directors of Companies.

Loans are available to all business status. 

A fixed establishment fee is payable, which is normally added to the loan to assist cashflow.

KEY BENEFITS

Loans can be arranged quickly and available for any purpose.

Enables expenditure made now to be spread over up to 5 years.

No need to provide tangible security. 

All the costs of the loan are known up front, due to the fixed monthly repayments, which assists with budgeting.

NOTE, we also offer Secured business loan normally based against up to 75% of any equity within security provided. These can be spread over 10 years as a longer term option.

ASSET FINANCE

Whether funding Vehicles, HGV's and wheel based assets, Plant, machinery, printing and office equipment, IT hardware or software , agricultural or renewables assets or Any other Asset even the most specialist we can provide a solution. Why tie valuable cash up in assets that could be used to support the working capital requirements of your business. By exploring a range of flexible asset finance solutions you can fund any asset over an appropriate period. Subsequently you can retain cash in the business to support future plans and growth. 

Finance lease:

Where ownership is not required, finance leasing works well for a broad spread of business assets as well as vehicles.

Preserves cashflow – offers the obvious cashflow benefits of paying in instalments.

Initial deposits – can be as low as one repayment/rental down with the VAT spread over the term of the agreement.

Flexible – repayments/rentals can be structured according to your anticipated cashflow.

Tax efficient – the repayments/rentals can normally be offset against taxable profits.

Cost-effective – the Funder, as owner of the asset, claims the writing down allowances and passes them on to you in the form of lower repayments/rentals.

At the end of the lease you can continue renting the equipment by paying annual secondary repayments/rentals or sell the goods to a third party and retain up to 99% of the sale proceeds.

 

Operating lease:

This is effectively a rental agreement which can be used to finance a broad spread of business assets but is particularly effective for financing heavy commercial vehicles. The Funder builds in a residual value to reduce the rentals, thus helping cash flow and making ‘off-balance sheet’ funding possible.

Preserves cashflow – offers the obvious cashflow benefits of paying in instalments.

Initial deposits – as low as one monthly rental down with the VAT spread over the term of the agreement.

Competitively priced – the Funder or manufacturer takes the risk in the residual value of the equipment and factors this into the rental, bringing down the periodic cost directly to you.

Fixed maintenance contracts – these can also be built in to the monthly rental

Tax efficient – rentals can normally be offset against taxable profits

The Asset is normally treated as ‘off-balance sheet’ (subject to your auditors’ approval).

Flexible – at the end of the term, you can return the asset or extend the period. Either way, you do not carry the problem of disposal of the equipment.

Refinance is a finance facility which provides a simple way of releasing equity in unencumbered assets or assets nearing the end of their original finance arrangements. The result is a speedy cashflow boost to a customer’s working capital.

The customer invoices the sale of the assets at current market value (or slightly less) to the new finance company who then incepts a new finance agreement and the customer receives the sale proceeds less any residual finance that may have still been outstanding to the original funder.

It can also be a useful way of restructuring existing finance agreements to result in a lower monthly repayment, whilst continuing to have the use of the assets.

The new finance agreement can be either Hire Purchase or Finance Lease, depending on the customer’s particular circumstances, over a fixed period of time, usually a maximum of 5 years.

INVOICE FINANCE AND FACTORING

Do you need working capital to start or grow your business? Invoice finance is a facility that improves the cash flow within the business by unlocking cash held within invoices. As your turnover increases your invoice finance grows to support any additional working capital you may need. We have access to a whole of market panel and can support Factoring, Invoice Discounting, Payroll Finance and Trade Finance requirements for UK Importers

 

If you have an immediate or infrequent working capital requirement then you may not know about a quick alternative source of finance available to support. By unlocking a particular debtor or group of debtors you can access the cashflow required when you need it without the need to enter into a traditional factoring facility. You can even arrange cash release against a single invoice supporting your working capital when you need it.


 

PEER TO PEER LENDING

When fast and flexible cash is required to support a range of purposes including, working capital, new asset purchase, expansion, refurbishment or finance for one off costs peer to peer funding is rapidly becoming a real alternative to traditional funding. Businesses can borrow from £5k to £1m directly from individuals, unsecured loans are available up to £100k typically only requiring a personal guarantee. 

FLEXIBLE REVOLVING CREDIT FACILITY

 

 

Who's the Revolving Credit Facility for?

It's for Businesses and sole traders that are established in the UK forecasting growth in their business.

How does it work?

Most growing companies suffer growing pains. These can come in the form of finding sufficient funds to pay for stock and work in progress, or the costs of marketing a new product or service and occasionally a debtor who is a slow or non-payer.

All or any of these cause plans to be delayed.

The RCF works exactly in the same way as a traditional bank overdraft and allows growing companies to smooth out the peaks and troughs.

Interest is charged on a daily basis and there is no long-term commitment, so it provides complete flexibility for the borrower.

How much does it cost?

There are 2 costs to having a Revolving Credit Facility on hand.

The first, is a 3% one-off set up fee* - which means it will cost for example £150 to set up a £5,000 Revolving Credit Facility, or £300 to set up a £10,000 facility.

The second cost only happens when you 'dip into' the facility.

This starts at 0.05% per day.

*The good news is, you don't even have to pay the set up fee upfront, we will deduct that from your facility balance.

Our Revolving Credit Facility really is the flexible overdraft facility you've been looking for.

The next step... just call our team today to get the ball rolling...

 

Benefits

  • Employee confidence

  • No unnecessary time spent on distraction 

  • No long-term commitment

  • Almost immediate availability of funds

  • Clear and transparent charges

  • Maximum flexibility

  • Directors' peace of mind


 

We will lend funds against any of the following securities:

  • A single invoice

  • Multiple invoices

  • A debtor ledger

  • Commercial premises

  • Fixed, tangible assets

  • A positive balance sheet

  • Pension-led funding

  • A successful crowd funding application

 

BUSINESS CASH ADVANCE

Are you looking for a lump sum of cash to support the working capital of your business? Business cash advance is an alternative to traditional finance, if your taking payment by debit or credit card then you are able to raise a cash lump sum which can be used as you wish. Repayment is an agreed percentage of the business debit and credit card takings, and follows the performance of the business. This is a cashflow friendly alternative and works well for businesses in the hospitality and retail sectors, and businesses looking to invest in stock, equipment or refurbishment.

Your business could borrow between £5,000 and £200,000 and repayments are designed to mirror your cash flow, so when sales are better more is repaid.

Agree one, upfront all-inclusive cost that never changes.

  • 90% approval rate

  • Approval within 24 hours

  • No APR or other hidden charges

  • No security or business plan required

  • Apply for a business cash advance online in minutes

  • Flexible repayments based on your debit & credit card sale

             Am I eligible to receive a business cash advance?

  • Your business must be trading for a minimum of 6 months;

  • Minimum monthly credit and/or debit card sales of £5,000.

YOU ONLY REPAY BCA WHEN YOUR CUSTOMERS PAY YOU!!

BUSINESS ALL STATUS LENDING

Have you experienced difficult trading, resulting in adverse credit? Are you experiencing difficulty in accessing credit to support your businesses? If this is the case then you are unlikely to raise the funds required from the high street lenders, our whole of market panel will allow our network to tailor make a commercial loan or mortgage to meet your funding requirements.

TRADE FINANCE

Payments directly to your UK or overseas suppliers, reducing the stress on your cash flow whilst growing the order book. How does it work-

Place order with supplier

Funder pays supplier against shipping documentation or open a letter of credit for up to 100% of the purchase price of the goods

The goods are shipped and delivered to you / client

Client repay the transaction depending on your facility

Within 90 days from the transaction date, or

Through an invoice finance facility with ID provider based on the value of the invoices raised for the goods

VAT LOAN

A Quarterly Flexible funding facility to help with your VAT payments

An unexpected VAT Bill can affect Business Cashflow

VAT Loans help pay the VAT on time and free up your cashflow to continue trading

Why a VAT Loan?

Its a fast, light touch application process to meet immediate and forthcoming quarter's VAT payments

 

Term

  • VAT Loan has a maximum 3 month term

  • Funding

  • A quarterly flexible facility from £10K upwards

  • Interest

  • Affordable as interest is from 1.5%  per month

  • Repayment

  • As simple as a Weekly or Monthly Direct Debit

 

 

Here are some Q&A's in case you would like to know more . . .

 

How long is the loan for? 

The VAT loan is for 3 months. Your clients can make weekly or monthly repayments to reduce the balance of until the loan amount is paid back in full. 

 

How will the loan be paid to you?

The loan with be paid to HMRC direct on their behalf. 

 

What information will be needed for the application?  

Confirmation of HMRC being up to date 

Last 3 months bank statements 

Latest annual accounts including P&L and Balance Sheet

Aged Debtors and Creditors report

 

How is interest charged? 

Interest is charged monthly from 1.5% subject to status 

 

 

A quarterly flexible funding facility helping you with your VAT payments.

CBILS (Corona Virus Business Interruption Loan) 

Please note we are only taking applications for CBILS until end of October 2020.

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Credit Solutions Agency Ltd is an independent Alternative commercial finance brokerage not a lender, as such we can introduce you to a wide range of finance providers depending on your requirements and circumstances. We are not independent financial advisors and so are unable to provide you with independent financial advice.

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