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Use existing assets to secure funding for new capital expenditure

Wednesday, July 22nd, 2009

Whilst finance companies and banks continue to remain ultra cautious in the current economic climate we are constantly looking for innovative finance solutions to help businesses with their new and used capital expenditure programmes. Unless a business is very profitable and has a very strong balance sheet it is remaining increasingly difficult to obtain funding from the high street finance companies. It seems they are looking for reasons to decline deals as opposed to looking for reasons to agree deals. Who can really blame them when they are suffering unprecedented bad debts and they are being inundated with more proposals than they can actually cope with.

One of the ways XL Business Finance has been helping customers with their capital expenditure plans is by looking at existing equipment and machinery to provide additional security. If the high street funders are not playing ball there are a number of funders that will look to ways of doing deals but they need to be reasonably asset secure. Therefore we can look to take a charge over unencumbered kit to provide additional security for the same funder or it may even be possible to refinance existing assets or machinery with one funder to provide an acceptable deposit for another funder. These structured deals obviously work well where there is substantial kit with good residual values. Therefore printing engineering, packaging, manufacturing businesses all work extremely well.


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 Limited are authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority FRN 718737).

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