Off licence shops have been marked as ‘essential’ by the UK government and handed the seal of approval that they can remain open for business during the Coronavirus pandemic. This means people will rely on them for goods and daily-need purchases if they don’t have access to a nearby supermarket.
Though, this may prove to be a difficult time for some businesses that struggle to get enough customers to put a decent amount of cash into the tills. These dais stores will not benefit from the insurance payments which companies that have been ordered to close can claim, making them solely reliant on sales and custom during this difficult, abstract period.
Business loans for off licences
As the owner of an off licence or convenience business, you have a number of finance options available to you. It is important you carry out the correct amount of research while weighing up your options and carefully selecting the best available one for your own unique situation.
This funding option is suited to businesses of all sizes, so whether you own a small or large business, you won’t be let down by our product. Our Business cash advance is an alternative unsecured business loan, which means it’s a flexible funding option for you, and has no requirement to secure any personal or business assets against the loan.
Our cash advance calculates how much your business can borrow by factoring in your monthly credit and debit card transactions. The percentage of each future card sale that is repaid to your lender is agreed prior to the conduction of the loan. This means you’ll know exactly how much you’re going to have to pay back with each sale, plus you’ll know that you only start the repayments once you’re making sales.
The simplest way of looking at it is that if your retail business has a slow sales week, you’ll repay less. Therefore, you won’t be under the constant pressure of attempting to reach a certain amount of profit each week. There are no hidden costs or fees, so you won’t be on the receiving end of a nasty shock once you take out a cash advance with PDQ Funding.
- Get £5k to £200k within 24 hours
- Pay back through your future card sales
- Unsecured – there’s no worries
- Same day funding to your business
Your business is eligible for a merchant advance if you meet the following criteria:
- Your business is registered in the UK.
- You have been trading for 6 months or more.
- The business has credit and debit card transactions of £5,000 per month or more.
Documents Required to Apply
The following documents will be requested by your business manager once the online application has been completed. Please have the following documentation available:
- 6 months of merchant credit card sales statement
- 3 months of business bank statements
Funding for off licence and convenience shops
PDQ Funding offer unsecured retail business loans, this will allow a lump sum of money to achieve the development of your off licence. Some lenders that offer loans to retailers often require a personal guarantee. This legal status of a personal guarantee is there so if your business was to default on loan repayments, you as the business owner becoming personally liable for paying back the money. The most traditional form of lending within the retail sector is a bank overdraft, although for larger amounts with longer repayment periods, most retailers will opt for secured loans. These types of loans are commonly available from banks and other traditional lenders and will usually require a strong financial history. The small business loan will generally provide low fixed interest rates, with repayments set at equal amounts which are repaid each month for a set period of time.
The criteria between lenders varies significantly but in general but lenders will be looking to loan to businesses with a strong financial record and an excellent credit rating. PDQ Funding interest rates are comparable with an overdraft and the repayment terms will be dependent on your business structure.
Our quick four bullet points on things you need to know about our unsecured finance:
- Applications can take just 10 minutes to receive a lump sum of £5,000 – £200,000
- Repayments are to be made every month at a set interest rate
- The loan is unsecured, but you may be asked to sign a guarantee
- If you do not hold a great credit score, you can still be accepted
We understand that the high street is ever changing and businesses can have a difficult time keeping up with the new demands of the retail sector. So a retail loan may just be what you need to support your business, and even help it to take the next step. The application for a quote only takes a few minutes of your time, and a decision will most likely be made on that same day. This means that the money can be released to you, in most cases, within five days of you submitting your application.
Convenience store growth across the UK
We’ve helped thousands of businesses just like yours get the funding they need for:
- Training new staff
- Purchasing new stock or equipment
- Refurbishing premises
- Helping with cash flow
- Building a new website
- and even more
The Convenience store business loan or cash advance can be used for many different purposes. You may wish to use it to invest in new stock, move your business to a new location, or help to cover your payroll costs, it’s entirely up to you. You can apply for a free no obligation quote today and find out if your business qualifies for our services.
How to apply for an off licence business loan
Visit our application page and provide the relevant information. This will ensure that we match you with an ideal lender. We will then ask you for further information about your business. You’ll need to be ready to tell us the following:
- The name of your business
- How long you’ve been in business
- Your average monthly card sales
- The amount you are looking to borrow
Will will then require a few personal details, so please be ready to tell us:
- Your title, along with you first name and surname
- Position you hold within the business that is seeking a loan
- Email and telephone number, so that we can stay in further contact with you
Read through our terms and conditions carefully, and if you’re happy to continue, click ‘get a quote’. From here your application will be processed and reviewed by a member of our business finance suppliers team, who will help you find the correct lender for your emergency business loan.
We will then be in touch with you to confirm the conditions of your business loan agreement.
Once the application is complete, it will be sent off and approved by a lender. You can then have a discussion with them regarding the terms of the loan. These terms will include interest rates, as well as how much the borrower will repay each month. The loan is then provided to you on an agreed and transparent basis. As a lender we support the growth of your business with our off licence business merchant advance.