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Franchise Finance

Franchise Finance arrange bank and leasing finance, produce business plans, provide training courses and help franchisees prepare for re-sale.


Industry Sector(s):
Franchise Services, Professional Advisors, Accountancy & Financial, Education Franchises

About Us

Established in 1979, Franchise Finance is now the leading provider of finance to the franchising industry. As members of the British Franchise Association, we work with a wide range of reputable franchisors to provide finance for their franchisees.

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One Stop Shop

With just one call to Franchise Finance, you can arrange all the financing you need to set up and run your franchise, such as:

  • Bank Loans
  • Overdrafts
  • Lease Finance
  • VAT Bridging Loans
  • Invoice Discounting

You gain access to our network of over sixty different finance providers, from high street banks to independent finance companies.

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Getting the Right Finance

It is important to establish what type and amount of finance is appropriate (we can help you do this). For example, an overdraft or invoice discounting facility to finance working capital, a medium term bank loan or asset finance facility (such as leasing or HP) to finance equipment and shop fittings or a longer term bank loan to finance property.

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Preparing a Business Plan

Critical to the success of raising finance is the preparation of a detailed business plan. Often an onerous task for a franchisee, this is the most essential element of the finance process.

Franchise Finance understand what the banks need from a business plan and offer a service to franchisees to prepare this for them.

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Our Business Plan Service will help you to:

  • Quantify your finance needs
  • Assist in securing finance
  • Plan with defined objectives
  • Focus on profit andamp; cash flow
  • Monitor performance

Your Business Plan will include:

  • Franchisee background
  • Franchisor information
  • Funding requirements
  • Profit andamp; Loss projections
  • Cash flow forecasts
  • Year-end balance sheet
  • Break Even analysis

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Why use Franchise Finance?

You gain access to our experience, our expertise and our proven ability to secure finance for Franchisees. While you are busy setting up your business, we will be busy arranging your finance.

Youand#39;ve found the right franchise, now let us find you the right finance to turn it into a reality.

Call us today on 01491 576 888

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Enterprise Finance Guarantee Scheme

We are specialists in using this scheme from the BERR which, under certain circumstances, is available to borrowers with limited or no security available.

Finance Clinic

Perry Foran, Cafe2U

Perry Foran

When Perry Foran decided to invest in a Cafe2U franchise, business finance was a whole new experience for him.

Based in Ruislip in London, Perry’s Cafe2U business is built around his custom fitted out ‘mobile coffee shop’. Fortunately for Perry, as part of their comprehensive start-up package for new franchisees, Cafe2U have teamed up with Franchise Finance to help all their new franchisees get the best funding package for their circumstances.

As Perry says: “I can't fault Franchise Finance, I dealt with Chris and Stuart initially, before Claire finished the whole process off with me. They really made everything straight forward and painless. I gave them the information they asked for and everything went from there. Franchise Finance helped with my business plan and came back with the lease recommendations, sent out the forms and then went through everything making sure I understood every aspect of it all.”

Getting finance for a start-up business is usually over three years, but the Cafe2U franchise agreement is for five years, which means either an overhanging credit agreement or more pain on the cash flow for the new business. Franchise Finance takes care of the finance elements and the finance is done on one agreement which makes it much tidier. Specifically, for Cafe2U, Franchise Finance has negotiated identical financing agreements with four different lenders to ensure the best deal for each franchisee. Each lender also provides a five-year lease terms for Cafe2U franchisees to tie in with the franchise agreement.

Cafe2U make all the arrangements for sourcing the van, fitting out the equipment and adding the livery. All this is undertaken ready for the franchisee to start trading, all setup with a monthly payment to keep the initial investment lower and avoid tying up cash in the business.

What would Perry say to new franchisees requiring finance? “Go straight to Franchise Finance. Everything was explained properly, so I couldn't speak more highly of them. The way I look at it, I didn't have any pain so everything was perfect.”

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