Martin Collins

Martin Collins
Ensuring you get the support, whatever part of the cycle your business is in, from start up businesses through to exit strategies, during growth periods and during times where business is difficult and there may be some challenges that you face, we are able to support with the best funder and the right product for you.
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How To Pick The Right Lender For Your Business

Posted by Martin Collins on Feb 17, 2020 2:00:00 PM

Business finance is sometimes a necessity for many small to medium enterprises and is no easy task in today’s climate - simply doing an online search will produce a plethora of financial products, services options and instruments.

The reasons for finance can vary from company to company and selecting the right product depends on the company objective. Whether the need is for business expansion or to improve cash flow, every business should be aware of the range of finance options available - keeping in mind whether they are looking at a short-, medium- or long-term objective. Many lenders offer business finance, so it can be daunting to research every provider. Knowing the facts – and working through an independent broker - can save you making a potentially costly mistake.

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Topics: Business Loans, Bank Overdrafts

Case Study: Personal Finance For SME Stakeholder Acquisitions

Posted by Martin Collins on Jan 30, 2020 12:00:00 PM

At Business Finance Solutions (UK) Ltd, we're experts at sourcing secure, reliable, and affordable financial backing for small businesses that might go unfunded by mainstream lenders and investors.

As independent financial brokers working with the whole market of lenders, we arrange affordable credit sources for a wide range of clients, providing clear and impartial advice on the best option for each case. One particular area of our work involves advising clients on how best to obtain personal finance for small-scale business and stakeholder acquisitions.

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Topics: Invoice Financing, Business Loans, Business Finance, Asset Refinance

How To Find Funding For Your Vehicle Rental Firm

Posted by Martin Collins on Jan 22, 2020 2:00:00 PM

The challenges faced when securing finance to help you to expand your vehicle rental firm often make it feel like finding a suitable provider is an impossible task. However, sometimes you need to cast your net wide and consider alternative companies and financial products.

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Topics: Asset Finance, Business Finance, Vehicle Finance

How To Show A Lender That Financing Your Vehicle Rental Business Is Worth The Risk

Posted by Martin Collins on Jan 20, 2020 4:00:00 PM

If you want your finance application to succeed, you need to ensure that your potential lenders understand that you're reliable and capable of making all of your repayments on time. But how do you prove to someone who may never have met you that your company isn't high risk? Here are four steps that you can take to engender trust.


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Topics: Asset Finance, Business Finance, Vehicle Finance

What Is Bridging Finance And How Can It Benefit You?

Posted by Martin Collins on Jan 8, 2020 12:00:04 PM

When many hear the terms 'bridging finance' and 'bridging loans', you might think of lending instruments which allow you to buy a new property before you've managed to sell the property you already own. However, while bridging finance can be used in that situation, it also has a range of other uses – and it can be a handy option for business owners looking for funding, especially short-term.

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Topics: Asset Finance, Bridging Finance, Business Finance

What Kinds Of Healthcare Funding Models Are There?

Posted by Martin Collins on Dec 23, 2019 10:00:00 AM


As there isn't a single funding model for Healthcare businesses in the UK, practices and care homes finance their activities in a variety of ways. Let's examine where Healthcare practitioners get their funding from, as well as some of the pros and cons of the methods they use.


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Topics: Invoice Financing, Finance for The Healthcare Sector, healthcare funding

How To Secure Funding In The Healthcare Sector

Posted by Martin Collins on Dec 4, 2019 10:00:00 AM

If you want your healthcare company's application for finance to be accepted, you'll need to be prepared. So, what are finance providers looking for and how can you boost your chances of securing the funding you require?

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Topics: Finance for The Healthcare Sector

Want To Come On The Trip Of A Lifetime? Action Adventure Malawi, Be Part Of Life-Changing Events

Posted by Martin Collins on Nov 22, 2019 2:30:00 PM

Hi, everyone. Today’s blog post will be something a bit different.

You may or may not have heard of a small but powerful charity called Temwa, and what they do is incredible. Working in Usisya, Malawi (one of the most remote and hard to reach communities in Africa) these guys really help to change lives, and at BFS, we’ve supported them for the last 15 years.

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Topics: News

Where Does The UK Rank In Terms Of Healthcare Funding?

Posted by Martin Collins on Oct 28, 2019 10:00:00 AM

According to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), the UK ranked thirteenth-highest of its 36 members in terms of total health expenditure as a percentage of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in 2018. When it comes to compulsory healthcare expenditure as a percentage of GDP, the UK was the twelfth highest spender. So, what other countries spend more than us and how are their healthcare systems funded?

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Topics: Finance for The Healthcare Sector

How To Raise Finance For A Private Healthcare Company

Posted by Martin Collins on Oct 10, 2019 1:54:00 PM

Many people assume that private healthcare providers cover their costs with the money they receive from their patients or insurance companies. However, while that may be true for established businesses, it's not usually the case for start-ups – after all, you can't treat patients until you have the premises, equipment, and staff you need. So how can you raise enough money to get a private healthcare company off the ground?

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Topics: Finance for The Healthcare Sector

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