About Us

Start Point Finance is one of the South West’s leading providers of alternative business finance solutions. We are fiercely independent. As our client, you can access over 75 funders to ensure you receive the most competitive finance available. We are experts in delivering working capital solutions. Coronavirus has impacted every business and we are just starting to see the next stages of the economic consequences. The new Government lending schemes and funding options need careful navigation to ensure businesses get the widest range of funding solutions at this crucial time. We can source alternative funding routes using the CBILS structure that are unavailable direct and could potentially save businesses that are relying on their bank as the only funding source.

Services

We have a useful selection of tools that can be applied to your business to manage your cash flow, whether you have a current working capital issue or are planning for your long term business health. The commercial market is constantly evolving, with new products and changing credit criteria. We stay at the forefront of those changes to ensure you have the widest range of options available.

Asset Finance

A large range of business assets can be funded through asset finance – from vehicles to computers, office furniture and manufacturing equipment. We provide facilities for businesses small and large from £1,000 to £2,000,000 over periods of 1–7 years. CBILS supported options are available.

Invoice Finance

An alternative to your business overdraft, Invoice Finance is a way of releasing funds immediately from your sales ledger. Invoice Finance can be fully confidential so your customers don’t notice the difference, or the funder can perform credit control to further ease the burden. CBILS supported options are available.

CBILS Unsecured Loans

Unsecured Loans are available using the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme. We have access to alternative lenders so even if you have been turned down by your bank we can access independent funders who will lend up to £250,000 without Personal Guarantees.

Refinance

If your business is suffering from a lack of readily available cash we can raise funds against your business assets to release money for day to day use. You just have to pay back a fixed amount each month and own the equipment again at the end of the agreement.

Vehicle Finance

Hard assets such as vehicles are an attractive asset for funders and therefore result in a very low interest rate. We can provide a competitive quote against any dealer offer and can also finance vehicles for weaker credits and specialist vehicles.

Equity

If you are looking for an equity investor we can introduce you to our panel of carefully selected partners who can help you through the journey from getting investment ready, seeking funding and even match you up with industry specific investors.

Commercial Loans

Commercial Loans are available for businesses that require cash input for expansion or to meet one-off costs including corporate tax. We arrange loans from third party sources, which ensure your bank facility remains unaffected and available to you.

Property Finance

We provide commercial and buy-to-let mortgages, as well as funds for property development. High street banks have very specific criteria in this sector, however we access alternative funders with less strict lending and affordability rules.

Start Up Loans

Many Start-Up businesses struggle to obtain credit because of a lack of trading history. To support these businesses, the government-backed Start Up Loans scheme offers finance to individuals whose business has been trading less than 24 months. For more information click here.

Our customers are the core of our business, so treating you fairly is of utmost importance to us. We are authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and members of the National Association of Commercial Finance Brokers. We will only offer financial services and products that are affordable and appropriate to your needs.
If you would like to find out more about how we can help you manage your cash flow, please email info@startpointfinance.co.uk.

Testimonials

Start Point Finance offer a swift, efficient and competitive service with a smile – I would highly recommend them.

JAMES VALENTINE

Managing DIrector - Coast Construction (SW) Ltd
Working with a local partner to quickly find vehicle finance and save us money helps us get on with the challenges of managing our business. We find the van and they sort out the rest.

ELLIOTT MYATT

Director - Play Area Hygiene Services Ltd
Start Point Finance provide an excellent, fully informed and experienced service which helps us achieve the best we can as an expanding businessTim’s ability to understand exactly what we needed was superb, and in hindsight we couldn’t have done it without him. On behalf of myself and the team, thank you so much. I’d highly recommend Start Point Finance.

CIARAN MCCLENNON

Owner - Ciaran McClennon Building Contractors Ltd
Start Point Finance give us an option regardless of project size to consider in our financial planning for the group. They are adaptable to the changing economic environment and up to speed with the market.

DAVID YOUNG

Managing Director - The Una Group
We approached a number of financial institutions, seeking to release cash equity from our existing machinery. The specialist nature of the assets meant institutions were unwilling to lend, or offering commercially unattractive terms. Start Point Finance provided a refinance solution and guided us through the process, ultimately releasing fresh funds to aid our expansion drive.

NICK HURST

Chairman - Artemis Optical
Finding finance for a fast growing business isn’t easy anymore and working through the options available is easier with the help of Start Point Finance. We have a great ongoing relationship and rely on their team to source and administer funds quickly as we require them.

BOB HOWELLS

Director - Podpak Ltd
Start Point Finance offer a swift, efficient and competitive service with a smile – I would highly recommend them.

JAMES VALENTINE

Managing DIrector - Coast Construction (SW) Ltd
Working with a local partner to quickly find vehicle finance and save us money helps us get on with the challenges of managing our business. We find the van and they sort out the rest.

ELLIOTT MYATT

Director - Play Area Hygiene Services Ltd
Start Point Finance provide an excellent, fully informed and experienced service which helps us achieve the best we can as an expanding businessTim’s ability to understand exactly what we needed was superb, and in hindsight we couldn’t have done it without him. On behalf of myself and the team, thank you so much. I’d highly recommend Start Point Finance.

CIARAN MCCLENNON

Owner - Ciaran McClennon Building Contractors Ltd
Start Point Finance give us an option regardless of project size to consider in our financial planning for the group. They are adaptable to the changing economic environment and up to speed with the market.

DAVID YOUNG

Managing Director - The Una Group
We approached a number of financial institutions, seeking to release cash equity from our existing machinery. The specialist nature of the assets meant institutions were unwilling to lend, or offering commercially unattractive terms. Start Point Finance provided a refinance solution and guided us through the process, ultimately releasing fresh funds to aid our expansion drive.

NICK HURST

Chairman - Artemis Optical
Finding finance for a fast growing business isn’t easy anymore and working through the options available is easier with the help of Start Point Finance. We have a great ongoing relationship and rely on their team to source and administer funds quickly as we require them.

BOB HOWELLS

Director - Podpak Ltd

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Telephone Numbers:

Plymouth:
01752 969155

Kingsbridge:
01548 854334

Exeter:
01392 900780

Bristol:
0117 3850280