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provides a focused, responsive and accountable
service for SMEs seeking to grow.
Skilled, savvy and successful, the ThinCats
team has a proven track record, with over £250m
of SME funding delivered since 2011. ThinCats
is now looking to lend a further £200m against
assets and/or cashflows with a clear mandate to
provide the vital working capital to help SMEs
drive further growth and scale up.
To achieve this, it has harnessed cutting-edge
technology and big data to create an awardwinning data modelling system designed to
track down those SMEs with good prospects, a
near-future need for finance and, most vitally,
have been overlooked by the banks.
The deals banks can't do
- not the ones they won't
realise their potential, maximise productivity, grow
revenues and expand into new areas. But how are
they succeeding in funding their ambitions?
Source: 1. Dept for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy, statistical release, Oct 2016
World of alternative finance
A new financial sector has emerged to take
on the challenges and aspirations of SMEs
without the constraints imposed by the banks
- alternative finance. More agile than their
predecessors and more efficient, alt-fi lenders are
innovating continuously to gain market share.
This has led to a blossoming in different
niches for specialist alternative finance providers.
Some have focused on particular industry types
or regions, while others have differentiated
themselves based on size and types of loan.
Some, such as ThinCats, have focused on
providing vital funding for dynamic SMEs across
the board, providing one of the very few true
alternatives to the banks.
With over £200m available to fund SMEs'
ambitions, ThinCats is built for business. It is a
ThinCats looks at
each deal on its own
merits, delivering the
flexibility to adapt
funding to suit a
true alternative finance provider dedicated
to funding growing and ambitious SMEs up
to £5m. We are institutionally backed but
anything but fat cats.
Liberated from ivory tower thinking,
inefficiency and high overheads, ThinCats
Disclaimer: ThinCats is a trading name of Business Loan Network Limited. It is a member of the Peer-to-Peer Finance
Association (P2PFA) and the National Association of Commercial Finance Brokers (NACFB), registered in England & Wales
No. 07248014. VAT Registration Number: GB104044961. Business Loan Network Limited is authorised and regulated by
the Financial Conduct Authority (No. 724062). Business Loan Network Limited is not covered by the Financial Services
Compensation Scheme. Capital is at risk.
ThinCats offers a transparent and balanced
assessment for those businesses that are in need
of finance. Starting with the ability to process
funding for applications that banks are unable
to consider due to their lack of time, skills and
resources, ThinCats looks at each deal on its own
merits, delivering the flexibility to adapt funding
to suit a business's needs, efficient, timely
processing of funds, and a distinctly relationshipdriven experience.
More and more SME businesses are now
looking at finance not as a necessary evil, but
as a competitive edge. Business owners and
management teams looking to fund their
expansion plans require working capital for
a host of reasons: cashflow, hiring additional
people, property, stock or equipment purchase.
Some will wish to refinance or restructure
existing facilities, building additional financial
headroom to take advantage of new
opportunities for growth. Others need
capital to fund the purchase consideration
and ongoing working capital for an acquisition,
management buy out or buy in.
It has never been easier to make the switch to
supportive finance to drive your success. It's time
to take a closer look at the true alternative.
F O R M O R E I N F O R M AT I O N
Call: 01530 444040