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Who Uses Us?
Our funding lines started from as little as £25k and currently go up to £5m and our existing clients range from new-starts to established businesses with annual sales of up to £30m.
In 2013, Skipton Business Finance has served the SME sector for more than a decade, providing UK enterprises with a range of invoice finance solutions, such as factoring and invoice discounting facilities that can be tailored to your business.
Over these 11 years, we’ve built up a wide range of experience in sectors such as the Transport & Logistics, the Print industry, Manufacturing and the Manpower sector among many, many others.
Our commercial stance means that our experienced team use a common-sense approach and never use a system-style methodology to our underwriting. This gives greater flexibility in our approach to lending and means we are able to provide funding in many cases where the business may have already been turned down by their bank who have failed to see the future potential in the proposition.
Our flexible criteria allows us to serve the following:
- Sole Traders, Partnerships, Limited Companies and PLC’s
- Transactions including acquisitions, MBOs & MBIs
- New-starts & Long established
- Profitable & Non Profitable
- Phoenix Businesses
- Refinancing & Restructures
Skipton Business Finance can fund UK businesses with a turnover of up to £30 million with finance from £25k up to £5 million.
Over the last eleven years, we have built up an extensive history of dealing with a wide range of companies across various sectors and business types.
Sectors We Fund
The UK has the 6th largest manufacturing sector by output in the world and an invoice finance solution provided by Skipton Business Finance, such as tailor-made factoring or invoice discounting, can help manage manufacturers ease cash flow headaches caused by payroll obligations and supplier debts. Clients include steel stockholders, precision engineering companies, chemical manufacturers and many many more. More >
Employing approximately 140,000 people across 10,500 companies, this sector is highly important to the UK economy. The UK's Print industry is now the 5th largest in the world, yet printers often struggle to access external funding solutions due to the nature of their work. However Skipton Business Finance is able to support printers with flexible factoring and invoice discounting solutions. More >
This sector is worth £75 billion to the UK economy alone, but companies may be struggling with record fuel bills and debtors taking longer to pay, making invoice finance an ideal solution. Skipton Business Finance is proud have supported this industry with a number of factoring or invoice discounting solutions to a range of hauliers and couriers throughout the UK. More >
Over 70% of UK business is in the Services sector meaning there are many companies that could benefit from invoice finance solutions, which can help to quickly release locked-up cash in invoices. Traditional lenders are usually wary of lending to businesses against non-tangible assets which is why lending against invoices is the perfect solution. More >
This is a crucial sector to economy to place right people in right job, and, with recruitment agencies often being the last to be paid, creating adequate cashflow can be hard. Skipton Business Finance can provide invoice finance solutions such as factoring or invoice discounting facilities to help businesses get access to capital as and when an invoice is raised. More >
Type Of Businesses We Fund
One in three new businesses set up will close quickly and many may be suited to being phoenixed. Having sufficient cashflow is crucial to giving your phoenixed business every chance of succeeding, and that's where invoice finance such as factoring or invoice discounting can help. More >
There are many new sole traders in the UK who will have chance to expand operations and grow in the upcoming years meaning that they will need to ensure their cashflow is adequate, which can be boosted by invoice finance solutions. More >
50% of acquisition attempts made by UK businesses don't work, and that mainly comes down to lack of adequate cash flow to fund such ventures. However, an invoice finance facility can help acquisitions go through and fund higher levels of capital. More >
Many finance providers won't fund single debtor companies due to poor perceptions of this type of business. However, Skipton Business Finance is able to see potential and will overlook stereotypes to attempt to provide a funding solution suited to your business. More >
Often businesses choose funding methods that doesn't suit their requirements. If your business wants a funding solution that grows in line with your business and can provide you more cash as you expand, an invoice finance solution could be just what you require. More >
There will be £2 billion worth of funds available to start-ups and small businesses through the Enterprise Finance Guarantee scheme up until 2015 and Skipton Business Finance is proud to be one of the approved lenders!