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Bank or Boutique? The Best of both Worlds, by Eliot Kaye

by Eliot Kaye, Investment Director at Puma Investments

Traditional lenders have been keen to stress that they are open for business following the credit crisis but, in reality, many still have dangerously high levels of their own leverage to deal with in addition to uncertain capital adequacy ratios and legacy positions that need to be managed out.

For SMEs and property entrepreneurs, these ongoing issues continue to cause difficulties when it comes to attaining funding through traditional lenders, but there is another way to access senior finance without the headaches and bureaucracy that all too often comes with dealing with a lending bank.

At Puma Investments we aim to provide established SMEs and property entrepreneurs with the “best of both worlds” through our investment vehicles offering asset-backed, first charge secured loans suitable for both property and business finance.

 

Read the full article on the NACFB website.