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Why Use A Finance Broker?

Posted by lochend-finance on  September 26, 2019

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Category: Business Finance
This is a very good question. In the past, if a business wanted to borrow money, they would visit their local Bank Manager. The Manager would know the business and sit down with the owner and discuss what funding was required. Today, your traditional High Street Bank has far fewer branches. According to Which?, in a recent report they stated that 3,303 branches closed their doors in the period from January 2015 to August 2019.

New Website Launch

Posted by lochend-finance on  September 19, 2019

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We are pleased to announce our new website launch and will be adding articles on a regular basis based on mortgage and protection advice, current financial issues and topics of relevant interest.

Why Use A Finance Broker?

This is a very good question. In the past, if a business wanted to borrow money, they would visit their local Bank Manager. The Manager would know the business and sit down with the owner and discuss what funding was required. Today, your traditional High Street Bank has far fewer branches. According to Which?, in a recent report they stated that 3,303 branches closed their doors in the period from January 2015 to August 2019. It can also be difficult to get to the Relationship Manager responsible for your business (assuming you even have one) and it is not uncommon for these Relationship Mangers to change all too frequently in the eyes of the customer. Furthermore, lending criteria has become more stringent in general on the High Street and there has been an influx of new Challenger Banks, Alternative Funding Providers & Specialist Lenders, some of whom have no branch presence. So how do you know where to start? This is where a Commercial Finance Broker can step in. Expertise A Commercial & Asset Finance Broker such as Lochend Finance has years of experience in Banking & Financial Services. They are experts in finding the right financial solution for your business. They operate every hour of every day in the financial services market place. As a business owner, you are an expert in running your business. Business owners, in all probability, will not have the up to date knowledge in terms of product availability, rates etc. Will they know which lenders have an appetite to lend to their sector and for the purpose they wish to borrow funds? Who can lend the money in the required timeframe? Do Business Owners have the time to search the market for the best service, rates, terms & conditions? Your Commercial & Asset Finance Specialist will do that for you. As a trusted advisor, they will search the market place and bring you the best solutions from well over 250 lenders. Does using a broker guarantee I will get my loan? The short answer is no. Success or otherwise will depend in the merits of your proposition. However, your chances of securing the funds you need may well be significantly improved by using the experience of your Commercial & Asset Finance Broker. What factors do lenders consider? There are too many to list and some may be somewhat confidential to the specific lender. However, here are a few points to consider:- Lenders will expect borrowers to demonstrate how they plan to repay the loan. Will this be cash / profit generated from trading? In Property Development, it might be the sale of a property on completion. Are you borrowing to rent commercial or residential property? If so, does the rental income more than cover the loan repayments with a suitable buffer Credit history. The cleaner the credit history of the Business / Directors, typically the wider the choice of lenders that are likely to be available Loan purpose – it has to be legal for one! What are you going to do with the funds? Sector – most lenders willingness to lend will be

New Website Launch

We are pleased to announce our new website launch and will be adding articles on a regular basis based on mortgage and protection advice, current financial issues and topics of relevant interest.