Merchant card finance (MCF) or a merchant cash advance is one of the most innovative funding solutions available for small businesses and SMEs in the UK. This finance option is relatively new and is designed to help businesses whose income fluctuates throughout the year. It has become particularly popular with the leisure and hospitality industries, whose business can be seasonal.
Financially, the Covid-19 Crisis is being billed as the worst recession in living memory and, in truth, the financial element is still to hit. So what do we do? As in all financial crises there are winners and losers. The government has waived stamp duty on purchases below £500k to stimulate the market but, in times of uncertainty, will that be enough to stop a fall in asset values?
If, before lockdown, you had ordered or were looking to purchase new equipment or commercial properties, all which are subject to VAT liabilities, you may now find that you have a funding gap for the VAT.
What you need to know about the Bounce Back Loan Scheme (BBLS)
From today, small businesses that have been adversely impacted by the Covid-19 outbreak can apply to the Bounce Back Loan Scheme. Businesses can apply for loans between £2,000 and £50,000 for a fixed term of 6 years. The maximum you can borrow is up to 25% of your business’ turnover in 2019.
Topics: Business Finance
Most businesses are keen to grow as part of their natural development. Expansion requires investment in new assets, new staff or premises. To raise capital for this, most business owners will consider a secured business loan as an option. Secured business loans tend to be larger cash sums, used to finance high-value equipment or multi-tiered expansion strategies. They are also an option for businesses needing lower sums that find it hard to get an unsecured loan. This may be due to having a lower credit rating, a short trading history, or insufficient capital and assets in the business to offset the lending risk.
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.
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.
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.