Tuesday, May 21, 2024
Logistics SME cash flow gets a helping hand

Logistics SME cash flow gets a helping hand

Logistics SME cash flow gets a helping hand with launch of unique multi-currency funding product. The innovative finance facility will offer much-needed support to international businesses and those with plans for overseas expansion

Alternative funding provider Growth Lending has launched a new invoice finance product, which will address cash flow concerns across key currencies and international markets. Aimed at supporting the cash flow needs of logistic SMEs while they await payment of outstanding invoices, the new product has been developed to address a gap in market for firms with international operations and a need for Euro and US dollar invoice finance.

The new invoice finance facility offers fees of 0.75% typical per month of invoices financed and as well as multiple currencies, is available to businesses registered in the UK, the United States, Germany and other Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) countries.

Growh Lending’s product innovation comes at a time of great uncertainty for UK businesses, as disrupted supply chains, the cost-of-living crisis and the conflict in Ukraine have a combined effect on international markets. This product offers businesses an opportunity to capitalise on international expansion and growth, especially those that operate as a group with subsidiaries overseas, or with US and European debtors. This is particularly prominent for fast-growing businesses, which may have struggled to secure funding for international operations from traditional lenders.

Invoice finance enables businesses to alleviate some of the pressure experienced when chasing invoice payments, which can often be a lengthy process, as typical payment terms can be up to 120 days. Instead, logistic businesses can receive up to 90% of this cash up front, reinvesting this capital in their own success and growth, while maintaining the strong supply chain relationships that are crucial in the current environment.

Lauren Couch, managing director of Growth Lending, says: “The launch of this new product addresses a significant market gap and is an exciting opportunity for both Growth Lending and our clients. The past two years have presented firms with an incredibly tough trading environment and as these challenges show no sign of slowing down, it is instrumental that lenders are able to support the SMEs that are the backbone of our economy.”

“What’s more, the multi-currency aspect of this new product enables us to better-support businesses that trade overseas, or have subsidiaries abroad, offering a unique funding line to firms that have faced mass supply chain disruption, such as those in the manufacturing, FMCG and logistics industries.”

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James Graham

James Graham is an award-winning transport media journalist with a long background in the commercial freight sector, including commercial aviation and the aviation supply chain. He was the initial Air Cargo Week journalist and retuned later for a stint as editor. He continues his association as editor of the monthly supplements. He has reported for the newspaper from global locations as well as the UK.

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