How much do your business clients know about the many sources of finance and the Government’s attempts to help provide it? Your clients will appreciate all the help you can give them in understanding what is out there.

Less than half of the UK’s small businesses know about the Funding for Lending programme or the Enterprise Guarantee Scheme. Mind you, most bankers have forgotten Enterprise Guarantee, too! Under a quarter of businesses are aware of The Regional Growth Fund and  only 10% of the Business Bank. Why not keep your clients in the loop, tell them now!

While Government schemes should be more widely taken up than they are, even more wasted are the innumerable facilities offered by smaller lenders.  Single invoice discounting, peer to peer lending and short term finance may have limited use but what about straightforward commercial mortgages from the likes of Shawbrook and Aldermore banks, or InterBay?

Clients need help and advice from their accountants, solicitors, IFA’s and so on to appreciate what finance is available. Sometimes, but not always, they will need a broker like me to open the doors for them. Let’s start by putting your clients in the picture and let them know there are funding options available to them.