Where are the Big Banks?

Unprecedented Challenges

We are living in historic times as the world experiences unprecedented challenges because of Coronavirus. The health crisis precipitated massive global disruptions in economic activity, drastically harming businesses, and individuals. The spreading panic caused a virtual freeze on all financial platforms. Lines of credit are being reassessed, banks are closing, and access to survival capital is being cut off.

Small businesses are the core of the UK economy. Yet, during these times, desperate business owners are left without options for lifelines.

First Financial Responders

For the past decade, particularly since the recession of 2008, the merchant cash advance industry has been at the forefront of alternative financing for small businesses. In times where the big banks have deemed small businesses unfit for loans, the MCA industry has stepped up to fill the void. Big banks took advantage of businesses, homeowners and the financial markets by providing unaffordable loans, packaging, insuring and re-insuring them. Then they sold these toxic assets to financial markets, ultimately crashing the economy.

After the crash, they were granted TARP funding from the government. Yet, they continued to avoid lending to small businesses. Bloomberg Business, which has been skeptical of and outright hostile to the MCA industry, stated that merchant cash advance providers were the first ones in the post-2008 market cycle to fund small businesses. Forbes recommended merchant cash advances as helpful options for small businesses in this market.

The traditional banks and new online payment processors and lenders took notice and entered the alternative space. JP Morgan Chase, Amazon, Amex, Square and others wandered in. However, as the risk level rises with current market conditions, lending has reduced to a trickle. The Big Banks are once again nowhere to be found when small businesses need the most!

Here to help

In recent years, Premium Merchant Funding has grown to be one of the nation’s largest alternative financing brokers and funders. Our mission is to guide small business owners to sources of growth capital and provide funding, even when risk levels are elevated, and the economy is unstable.

PMF has now opened a new Corona Relief Program. This program assists viable small businesses with immediate survival capital to stave off business closures, bankruptcy, evictions, and other adverse consequences of the current global turmoil. If your business is operating, even at drastically reduced levels, apply now for a cash infusion.

Together we will overcome these challenges and rise from the ashes of Corona stronger and more resilient than ever before. We offer between £1,500 – £5,000 at 1.35% over a projected term of 1 year.

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Government Assistance for Small Businesses

Coronavirus (COVID‑19) support is available to employers and the self-employed, including sole traders and limited company directors. You may be eligible for loans, tax relief and cash grants, whether your business is open or closed.

National Government Assistance Programs for Small Business

The UK government passed bailout package that includes relief funds for small businesses.

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