Raising Finance

The why, how and who of asset-based lending

2 min read

17 November 2015

Former editor

To provide you with an detailed examination of the inner workings of asset-based lending, Real Business has produced a bespoke digital guide on the funding option – bringing together the thoughts and experiences of four businesses which have used it to grow.

There are now a dizzying array of funding options for those at the helm of SMEs these days. From traditional bank loans to peer-to-peer lending, leaders are spoilt for choice but still time-poor when it comes to being able to understand the mechanics of each.

As part of our commitment to demystify business-critical components, we’ve partnered with ABN AMRO Commercial Finance for our first ever digital guide – with asset-based lending being the focus.

Leveraging ABN AMRO Commercial Finance’s knowledge, a firm which has great experience of helping exciting businesses grow with innovative funding packages, we’ve set out to break asset-based lending down into its various working forms and line those up against real-life companies.

Whether it is securing the money needed for a management buyout, or investing in vital technology infrastructure, each case study has something different to say about asset-based lending.

We found out that many see it as a viable alternative to arriving, cap in hand, to meet with a bank manager, while others prefer it to something like equity funding because they are able to stay in control more.

For any business leader which is either considering a new funding direction, or wanting to diversify and add a new one alongside exciting lines, this guide forms a crucial introduction.

Real Business wants decisions such as what kind of finance to go for to be simple and efficient. That’s the mission of our new digital guides offering – taking topics you might not have much knowledge of and packaging them up in an accessible way.

As ABN AMRO Commercial Finance managing director Peter Ewen said in our guide: “Understanding why, when and how asset-based lending can offer an advantage is the first step in helping more businesses to achieve objectives of secure, sustainable growth.”

If you do have any additional questions, then please don’t hesitate to get in contact with our editorial team through editors@realbusiness.co.uk. We’d be more than happy to forward on your query to our expert partner.

KEEP READING: Have a look through the full digital guide by clicking here