Factoring finance

Factoring finance is a very common form of financing, and it is estimated that it is used by around 50,000 businesses in the UK alone. 

If you have never heard of this form of finance, then you will pleased to know that it allows the borrower the chance to receive cash almost within hours and should be seen as a massive cashflow benefiting form of finance. It normally works by a business selling it’s invoices to a third party, known as the factor, at a discount. This allows yourself as the business owner to have fast access to cash that you can use as you please and can help to ease many cashflow issues that you may be facing. 

Every business at some stage of their lifespan will need a bit of help with their cashflow. It could even be a case that you are selling so much that you do not have the funds to pay for the raw materials or the equipment to make the next batch of products; and with invoice terms normally set around 30 day terms or even longer at 45 days or 60 days having to wait this long just sometimes is not feasible for running business operations.

According to historic records, factoring has been around for a very long time indeed. Historians can trace it back to the Roman Empire and further so has been around for around 1000 years or so! 

There are so many befits of factoring and should certainly be considered by any business if you need some quick support with your finances. We all wish our customers would pay on time, or even immediately, however this is rarely the case. Having money in your bank is much more beneficial than lying around as a piece of paperwork; and with factoring invoicing you get the ability to receive cash very quickly. Normally, the fees can be made available to you within hours of applying!

This allows you to plan out your finances much better. Once you know exactly when money will hit your bank account you will have the chance to make plans more easier and take less risks. There is also a chance that you may be able to attract investors and borrow capital as you can prove a regular cash flow. 

This form of financing can really help any one in the business to business sales sector and is fairly fast and straight forward to set up. You have the ability to borrow up to 90% of the value of the pre-paid invoices available and included debtor insurance too. 

There are other products in this field which are industry specific including factoring, invoice financing, construction finance, recruitment finance among others. 

If you would like to find out more about factor financing or to learn more about how myself and my team can support you then do be sure to get in touch. It all starts with a simple conversation.

Commercial Property

When starting a business, there comes a time when hunting for a business premises begins. This perhaps may come in the form of an office, warehouse, yard, store fronts etc. However there comes a time when you have to make the decision between leasing a premises and applying for a commercial mortgage. In this short article, allow me to give you an overview to what a commercial mortgage is, and how it may benefit you.

In many cases, applying for a commercial mortgage to be able to purchase your own business premises can perhaps be the best solution for your business needs. 

Of course, a commercial property can support you in getting your own business property however it can also be used to buy an existing business if this is part of your plans; so if you do want to own another business then a commercial mortgage might be right for you.

Taking out a commercial mortgage will help you to make substantial capital gains through capital growth and can help you to make profits much more easily. 

Many people find that a commercial mortgage helps them to receive a stable environment for business planning simply due to the fact that mortgages such as these do not fluctuate in value like rental prices can. Also, you will find that the majority of these loans offer a nice low monthly interest rate which helps businesses to save money which can be put towards other projects within a business. 

Any interest on commercial mortgages is tax deductible which does help with the annual tax overhead that comes with owning a business and can really help with cashflow – something we all know can be tough to manage whilst starting a business from scratch. 

Plus, as mentioned earlier, the value on your business property will appreciate over time. If you were to sell your current property for a higher price an moved on to another location you all of a sudden have some cold hard capital to play around with and either use it to advertise, take on more staff, or perhaps even buy a larger property. 

So if you have ever considered obtaining a commercial mortgage then it may just be one of the best things that you can do for your business and may be a great solution for you. 

We have direct access to an extensive panel of funders that can support anyone from first time buyers right up to experienced commercial property owners. Our experience can help you with the commercial mortgages for any commercial property from offices, care homes, licensed premises, land, warehouses and much more. 

Typically, you can expect terms of anything up to 30 years and up to 80% loans to value or 100% funding depending on additional security – plus with interest only periods too a commercial mortgage may give you the best start to business, or give you a strong stepping stone for your expansion plans.

Unsecured business loans

Every business at some stage of their life will require some form of funding; whether this be at the start up phase or during periods of growth and even perhaps during times of cash flow uncertainty.

If you have ever considered any funding then you may have come across the terms of ‘secured loans’ and ‘unsecured loans’. Both of these loans are completely different and before you make an application it is key to understand the difference between the two. 

Put very simply, secured loans are a credit agreement in which a person may use their property as security. Many people opt for this option if they are a homeowner or are looking for a perhaps cheaper option. Of course, this is outweighed by the threat of losing your home if repayments were not kept up of course!

Secured loans will of course by the nature of the beast not be available for people whom do not own homes but those they are available to can borrow anything from around £25,000 up to around £5,000,000. As with many things in life, the amount you could borrow and the interest available will all differ depending on the individual and the amount of equity available in the home. 

Secured loans can be truly beneficial for those with a not so good credit score and those whom are hoping to borrow larger amounts. There may also be the possibility of going through interest only periods too.

Unsecured loans on the other side are perhaps the most go-to choice for businesses looking for working capital. Unsecured loans are available to everyone with a reasonable credit score and for those whom do not own their own property. These loans can come from banks and other various lenders; primarily online companies and other peer-to-peer providers. 

Unsecured loans offer quite a bit of flexibility when it comes to repayment time periods and normally range from one to five years of fixed payments. On average, the best loan rates are set for people looking to repay their loan over a period of three to five years. Of course, this then means a higher interest rate for shorter-term loans. 

Unsecured loans are normally secured on the terms of a personal guarantee and can allow an individual to borrow anything from £5000 up to £500,000. You may find that unsecured loans are approved very quickly and transfer of funds tend to come through very swiftly too. 

If you are considering applying for some form of business loan then we recommend you take your time and look around for the choice that suits yourself and your circumstances. An unsecured loan may possibly give you the short term option that you and your business needs in a swift manner. A secured loan may give you the chance to borrow more money and allow you to grow or expand your business as best you can. 

If you ever need more advice on loan options for your business have a look at www.eliteedgebusiness.co.uk.

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