During the lifecycle of a typical businesses they will at some point need to raise finance for a variety of reasons. This could be expansion, invest in new plant / machinery, develop new products and or services or simply to help with cashflow. TBA Finance are able to ensure that your business obtains the most suitable type of finance for any given reason.Over the last 5 years with a raft of new lenders moving into the marketplace traditional business finance and banking has had to change. There are now a multitude of different funding providers offering a wide range of finance solutions.
At TBA Finance we have many years’ experience working with the traditional lenders (Banks) and have worked closely with the new lenders as their offering has expanded. We work alongside our clients identifying the right funder for their specific requirements.
TBA Finance will conduct a review of the market ensuring we are delivering the right solution for your business at the right price irrespective of whether you are looking to raise new / additional funding. Too often we discover that new clients have not reviewed their financing package and as such can often secure more favourable terms.
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Commercial Mortgages enable a business to purchase or remortgage a property that is primarily for commercial or business use. The property would normally be where the business trades from or it may be a used as a form of investment (Commercial buy to let).
Loan to Values
These will vary depending on the lender but tend to be in the region of between 65-70% however certain specialist lenders will go to 75% and higher if additional security is available.
Commercial Interest Rates
Standard rates from the High Street lenders tend to be a specific amount above the bank of England Base Rate, however interest rates vary according to a number of different factors including but not limited to:
- Type of Property
- Repayment Period
- Size of Loan
- Mortgage Type
- Income cover
- Credit Score
Typical Commercial property examples
Commercial Mortgages are available for a wide variety of land and property types. Please get in touch for a more detailed selection of where commercial mortgages can be used.
Bridging loans are typically short in nature and secured against either residential of commercial property. Historically bridging loans were used to complete property transactions when there had been a breakdown in chain of parties involved. The Bridging loan today can be used for a number of different reasons. Bridging loans can be arranged under the following circumstances and terms:
- Regulated and unregulated loans
- Chain breaks
- Auction purchases
- Unmortgagble properties
- Properties requiring refurbishment (light, medium or heavy)
- Full development bridging
- 100% loans available
- Below market purchase
Key Features of a Bridging Loan:
- No upfront fees
- Up to 80% available
- Rates from 0.44% per month
- No exit fees
- 24 month terms
- Interest can be retained, rolled up or serviced
- Regulated (for personal home) or unregulated loans available
- Residential and commercial bridging
- Whole of market fully advised service available
What is Factoring?
Businesses can raise upto 90% of the value of their unpaid invoices the moment the invoices are raised providing liquidity to the business.
The factoring company will then collect the invoices on your behalf allowing the business owners to concentrate on the day to day running of the business.
How does Factoring work?
- Invoices are raised and an agreed, prepayment is then made by the lender to your bank account
- The lender will then collect the payment on your behalf and then pass the remaining balance back to you less any fees that are payable
- The majority of lenders have online access so that you can view your account with them at anytime
- Factoring is suitable for businesses who are looking to grow and who do not have the time or inclination to employ their own credit control team
Invoice discounting allows the business owner to raise working capital against the outstanding invoices on the sales ledger.
This is a far more flexible solution than the traditional types of business finance but to the flexible nature of the product. As sales increase the funding grows in line with the growth of the business.
How does it work?
- You supply your goods or services and you invoice your clients as usual
- You get paid up to 90% of the value of each invoice the instant you raise them.
- You maintain control over managing collections. When your client settles the invoice you get the remaining balance less an agreed fee.
Asset Based Lending
Asset based lending (ABL) blends invoice finance with funds released against other business assets, such as stock, property, plant and machinery, providing additional capital than invoice finance alone.
ABL is an excellent option for businesses looking to finance a management buy-out/buy-in, a merger or an acquisition. Alternatively the extra funds can be used as a contingency, providing additional working capital as and when required.
ABL is primarily aimed at larger companies that have a turnover in excess of £10m with existing assets including invoices, inventory or property.
ABL enables you to raise between £2m and £35m, ideal for businesses looking to release working capital to expand, restructure or refinance.
Stock finance is simple, if you have stock that you want to buy, that you know you can sell on, simply request a drawdown on your facility and you should have the money within 24 hours. The money is repaid as soon as the item is resold, and once the cash has been replenished, you’re free to buy more stock.
Stock finance is the ideal solution if you have to snap-up high-value stock as soon as it becomes available, maybe because you buy at auction or from private sellers, and you know that you or your sales team can shift the items.
Why use Stock Finance
Businesses that trade in high value stock, and have a fast level of stock rotation, are often hit hardest by temporary lulls in cash-flow. Clients often see the arrangement as a partnership rather than a conventional lending arrangement, and it can be a good way of protecting precious working capital, especially when you expect a swift turnaround, and you believe that you can sell the goods for more than the amount borrowed plus interest due.
Stock finance is secured against the stock you are buying, so your stock may be at risk if you are unable to make your agreed repayments.
A bank overdraft is a temporary facility extended by a bank to businesses to withdraw funds from their account in excess of the balance. This facility is provided by the bank for a fee and interest is charged on the excess amount that is withdrawn for the length of the time.
An overdraft facility allows the facility holder to withdraw money from the account despite having no balance. There is usually a limit on the amount that can be overdrawn from the account. The overdraft limit is usually set by the bank based on the amount of working capital and credit worthiness of the facility taker.
Advantages of a Bank Overdraft
A bank overdraft is usually the best for businesses with greater movement of cash flow in a given time frame. An overdraft can help reset a skipped cycle of rotation of cash flow. In other words, if sales proceeds and purchases result in a flow of money in and out many times during a week/month; an overdraft facility allows managing cash flow gaps that might arise due to timing mismatch.
It also ensures timely payments and avoidance of late payment penalties as payments can be made even if there is lack of sufficient balance in the account.
It requires less paperwork that would usually be required in long-term loans as overdraft facility is easy to avail.
An overdraft facility has the advantage of flexibility as one may take it at any time, for any amount (up to the limit allotted), and for even as less as one or two days.
The interest is calculated only on the amount of funds used. This allows for greater savings in the interest cost compared to a normal loan taken at a fixed interest rate. While in other loans, interest is paid even if the money remains unused. In this case, the charging of interest starts with the payments you make, but it stops instantly when there are receipts.
Disadvantages of a Bank Overdraft
An overdraft facility comes at a cost. The cost is usually higher than the other sources of borrowing. Also, if one goes above or exceeds the overdraft limit, the charges could be much higher.
An overdraft facility is a temporary loan and undergoes regular revisit by the bank. Hence, it runs a risk of a decrease in the limit or withdrawal of the limit. The withdrawal of limit may happen usually when company financials may represent poor performance; hence, the facility may be withdrawn especially when the company may require it the most.
A bank overdraft facility may at times be secured against inventory or other collaterals like shares, life insurance policies etc. The company may run a risk of those assets being seized if it fails to meet payments.
At times, availability of an overdraft facility may make the company less strict on the collection of debtors’ payment. In other words, a company may not be too much on their feet to collect payments from debtors, as immediate payment outflows can be managed by an overdraft facility.
An overdraft is a temporary facility obtained by businesses to meet their ultra-short term cash shortage/requirement. This facility comes with a high cost and should be used as a stop-gap management of funds or as an emergency activity rather than a routine funding activity. Higher dependence on overdraft for working capital financing indicates poor working capital management and a liquidity constraint faced by the business. Only temporary working capital should be financed by a bank overdraft. The permanent working capital should be financed by long-term loans having lower interest rates.
TBA Finance have access to a variety of lenders and would welcome the opportunity to discuss with you your specific finance requirements.
We can assist you with the following and are happy to review your current facilities if required:
·Working Capital Finance
·Property Finance and Bridging Loans
·Secured and unsecured Business Loans
David Rutter is our Corporate Finance Manager who would be delighted to assist you, David can be contacted on either 07565 426138 or email firstname.lastname@example.org