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Export Finance – helping SMEs fund growth

Exporting is vital to the Irish economy and it appears that many Irish business owners have ambitious growth plans for 2017, including exporting to Europe and further afield. While exporting can open up a whole new world of opportunities for a business, it can also bring obstacles and challenges.  Business owners have to contend with language, distance, transport, delays, time zones and currency risk. What’s more, with […]

Supplier Finance – this “top up” funding has transformed our business…

“When we hit our bank funding limit, we thought we’d have to turn down orders…then we discovered Supplier Finance, which transformed our business”… When this Electronics Goods Importer  won a large order from a key customer, they approached their bank for additional finance to pay suppliers.  They already had bank finance including invoice discounting, overdraft and term loans.  It was then they realised they’d reached […]

Stock Finance – ideal “top-up” funding for importers

Stock Finance can be an ideal option for Importers that have reached their limit with their bank and need “top-up” funding. This well established business imports and sells animal feed to Irish farmers .  With their busy season kicking off in March, they were keen to negotiate the best possible price with suppliers.   They needed working capital to negotiate substantial discounts for cash […]

Alternative finance – a route to fund SMEs

When it comes to funding, there are many alternative options. There’s a lot of talk about alternative business finance at the moment and indeed, this new breed of funders are filling the gap  left  by many of the traditional lenders.   Nowadays  business owners and advisors are more open-minded about looking beyond the banks for finance and the emergence of […]