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Factoring and EFG funding

It is most commonly believed that the only way to obtain EFG funding is via the banks. On the basis that two high street banks have written nearly 80% of all EFG funding it is easy to understand why. However it is not commonly known that it is possible to obtain EFG funding on the back of a factoring or invoice financing agreement. This may prove very beneficial because the banks can be difficult to obtain funding even when the additional security of the EFG guarantee is available.

There is a misconception that because an EFG guarantee is available from the government  that funding will automatically be approved. This sadly is not the case. Any application for business finance via the banks  must firstly meet with that particular banks strict lending criteria. Providing that the application ticks all the boxes in terms of meeting the bank criteria and the only reason the bank can not  do it is because of lack of tangible security then this where the EFG loan guarantee scheme will kick in. So if the application is a basket case it wont get passed the first hurdle.

Therefore if your application for EFG funding has been unsuccessful via the banks it may be worth looking at efg funding via a factoring or invoice discounting facility. Independent factoring and invoice discounting companies tend to be more flexible than the banks so you have absolutely nothing to loose.

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