Asset finance leasing - XL Business finance

Sale and hire purchase back

May 29th, 2013

Providing  an invoice is no more than 3 months old it is possible to finance recently purchased assets at prime rates via a standard  hire purchase agreement . This was the case for a packaging business that purchased two finishing machines at a total of £5ok out of working capital. In hindsight due to  cash flow pressure the kit should have been financed at the time of purchase from the supplier. XL Business Finance organised  a  retrospective hire  purchase  agreement with a prime funder at prime rates even though the kit had been invoiced and paid for.  It is important to do this within 3 months of original purchase as specialist refinance companies will need to be considered.



Supply Chain Finance

May 28th, 2013

If you have confirmed purchase orders it may be possible to obtain finance via supply chain finance as was the case for a dried fruit exporter.  XL Business Finance was recently introduced to a business via its bank that had won a substantial contract with a US business supplying dried apple snacks. The requirement for 100% cash covered letters of credit was unworkable and impossible for the client to finance. XL Business Finance  was able to arrange e a $2m solution to procure apples and pay the factory. The deal was secured on credit insured payments from the US buyer. Supply chain finance can either work on a stand alone basis or in conjunction with your existing bank facilities.

Revolving Trade Finance

April 26th, 2013

A £1.25 m revolving trade finance facility was recently organised for a UK company enabling it to grow it business supplying high quality gas fires to major retail outlets. When the facility was first negotiated the business was experiencing cash flow difficulties and was unable to provide secured payment to its Chinese supplier. The solution was to provide a letter of credit and import loan secured against confirmed orders enabling the business to purchase the necessary products. The end  customers included blue chip high street retailers. The trade and import facility was instrumental in allowing the business trade through a difficult economical environment at a time when no support was available from its bank.


Fast Business Loans £5k-500k

November 13th, 2012

Looking to expand? Need some Working Capital? Buying some new machinery, equipment or vehicles?

We can find you unsecured and secured business finance quickly. No business plans, forecasts or lengthy applications needed. Rates are from 6.4%AER and 8.6% average.

Unsecured loans £5-£100k, secured loans from £100k- £500k. and large asset finance and refinance deals £25k-£500k.


Is your business a limited company or a Limited Liability partnership

Has filed two years accounts?

Is  your business stable and creditworthy?

Do you have a UK resident director?

If yes call Mark Redman today on 0161980 0577

Or complete the contact form on following link. Apply now




2011 Audi A6 2.00 diesel Avant/AUTO/Sat Nav for sale

November 12th, 2012


36000 miles

Full service history




ING Lease wiithdraws from UK market

October 30th, 2012

ING Lease (UK) limited , the UK’s biggest asset finance and leasing company, yesterday announced that as from the end of November they are withdrawing from the UK market. All deals must be completed from start to finish by the end of November. This will undoubtedly leave a big whole to fill as they advanced approximately £40m every month. There will obviously be consequences for UK businesses as the alternative finance companies tend to be more expensive and their underwriting requirements are more onerous. Thankfully XL Business Finance has access to alternative funding lines and we are well placed to find the next best solution.

Invoice Finance Facility Secured for multi-million pound enginering co

October 23rd, 2012

XL Business Finance is delighted to have negotiated and secured a new and flexible invoice finance deal for a multi million pound  north west based engineering company. Having 3 businesses within the group, multi currency accounts and a high level of export debt this deal was not going to be be for every finance company. Whilst the business was profitable an erratic trading performance over the last few years prevented their current high street bank from funding to appropriate levels. The good news was that a specialist invoice finance company was able to provide an increased £2.0m facility, funding at a higher prepayment, full export funding and cheaper credit insurance. Of the dozens of invoice discounting and factoring companies operating out of the UK only two or three are capable of transacting such a deal and XL Business Finance was able to use its experience and expertise within the industry to help the customer find the right funding solution.

Confidential Factoring

October 22nd, 2012

Need working capital but dont want your customers knowing that you are factoring? Confidential factoring provides the best of both worlds. For businesses which are not eligible for full undisclosed invoice discounting but need some form of credit control confidential factoring could provide the perfect funding solution. The finance company will provide a dedicated credit controller phoning in your company name. This provides the funder more comfort and control and will enable them to provide the confidential facility that you require that otherwise may not have been available. XL Business Finance has been providing factoring advise and solutions for over 10 years. Call Mark  Redman on 07748 635206 to find out how we can help your business.

£50k flexible overdraft facility established for social care agency

September 12th, 2012

The new alternative to a bank overdraft!

A social care and staffing agency had traded successfully for 10 years however a change in the way  local authorities and PCTs pay their invoices caused a gap in working capital. With up to 70 staff paid weekly they could not wait for up to 6 weeks for their invoices to be paid. They approached their bank who could only offer limited options. XL Business Finance were able to recommend a flexible overdraft facility. This facility was arranged in a timely and efficient manner at a costing comparable to a bank overdraft, all without the business having to move their existing banking arrangements

Directors Liability for unpaid PAYE/NIC

September 6th, 2012

Directors of companies that use HMRC as one of their bankers should take note of a recent tribunal known as ” Roberts”, about their potential personal liability for unpaid PAYE /NIC contributions

In short the finance director was served with a personal liability notice for PAYE and NIC which were deducted from wages but not paid. More details available if required. This need not happen with the correct advice and funding possibilities. There are many alternative business finance  to bank funding such as flexible invoice finance, EFG funding asset refinance and sale and lease back of intangible assets using directors pension pots.

XL Business Finance has been providing alternative funding solutions for over 12 years



XL Business Finance Ltd is a privately owned and independent business financing company with established links to many of the UK's leading finance houses. XL Business Finance provides a viable alternative to high street banks that lack the flexibility and imagination to provide a solution to most business users requirements. XL Business Finance can provide a full range of business financing solutions and we ensure a high level of customer service and pride ourselves on quick decisions. Our independent status will ensure any offer of funding and asset finance leasing is best suited to our customer’s needs.

XL Business Finance, Eaton Place Business Centre, 114 Washway Road, Sale, Cheshire M33 7RF UK.


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