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Half of small businesses have never used business finance

Posted by Todd Davison on Jan 17, 2020 12:28:42 PM

As Britain’s top banks reaffirm their commitment to back British business through access to finance, ahead of Brexit[i], Purbeck Insurance Services is urging small business owners not to be deterred by a Personal Guarantee to secure access to funding but to look at ways they can mitigate the risk. In a survey by Purbeck[ii], over 1 in 10 small business owners (12%) said they’d decided against taking out a business loan because it included a Personal Guarantee.  

Purbeck Insurance Services is the UK’s only insurance provider to offer Personal Guarantee Insurance.

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Topics: #pgi, #personalguarantee, #personalguaranteeinsurance, #commercial guarantee, #commercial finance, #bankruptcy

Demand for personal guarantee protection on P2P loans up 40%

Posted by Todd Davison on Jan 17, 2020 12:19:25 PM

Demand for Personal Guarantee Insurance from small businesses who have secured finance from Peer to Peer lenders such as Funding Circle rose 40% in the first six months of 2019 compared to H2 2018.    Analysis by Purbeck Insurance Services, the UK’s only insurance provider to offer Personal Guarantee insurance also found that the number of small businesses seeking personal guarantee insurance for unsecured loans has risen 58% in the same period. 

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Topics: #pgi, #personalguarantee, #personalguaranteeinsurance, #commercial guarantee, #commercial finance, #bankruptcy

Increase in business owners protecting their personal assets

Posted by Todd Davison on Jan 17, 2020 12:10:49 PM

In the first six months of 2019, the number of small business owners and directors who purchased Personal Guarantee Insurance for a Personal Guarantee backed finance deal rose 23%, compared to the previous six months.  Most small business owners buy protection for loans of £25,001-£50,000 and the demand for insurance protection for this bracket has grown 38% in H1 2019.  However, the number of policies for loans of £50,000-£75,000 has risen by 138% over the same half year period.

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Topics: #pgi, #personalguarantee, #personalguaranteeinsurance, #commercial guarantee, #commercial finance, #bankruptcy

Belt and braces are best when it comes to P2P

Posted by Todd Davison on Jan 17, 2020 12:07:23 PM

If you are one of the many small businesses that have turned to P2P lending to help fund your business, the news concerning the mixed fortunes of these platforms may be giving you pause for thought.  P2P lending platforms have become a valuable route to cash for small businesses.  However, it appears that the well-publicised collapse of firms such as Lendy is making small businesses more focused on the risks, particularly where a Personal Guarantee has been signed to secure the funding.

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Topics: #pgi, #personalguarantee, #personalguaranteeinsurance, #commercial guarantee, #commercial finance, #bankruptcy

Being boss motivates more than money

Posted by Todd Davison on Jan 17, 2020 12:03:38 PM
  • When making a commercial credit application, in order to inject funds into your business, there’s every chance that you’ll be required to provide a personal guarantee. If you’ve never been through the process before you may be unaware of the implications of doing so and therefore unable to make an informed decision.

    By the end of this article, you’ll understand what it means to sign a personal guarantee, why lenders require it and how you can mitigate your risk.

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Topics: #pgi, #personalguarantee, #personalguaranteeinsurance, #commercial guarantee, #commercial finance, #bankruptcy

Should you make a commercial credit application with a personal guarantee?

Posted by Todd Davison on Oct 11, 2019 9:16:33 AM
  • When making a commercial credit application, in order to inject funds into your business, there’s every chance that you’ll be required to provide a personal guarantee. If you’ve never been through the process before you may be unaware of the implications of doing so and therefore unable to make an informed decision.

    By the end of this article, you’ll understand what it means to sign a personal guarantee, why lenders require it and how you can mitigate your risk.

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Topics: #pgi, #personalguarantee, #personalguaranteeinsurance, #commercial guarantee, #commercial finance, #bankruptcy

Personal Guarantee Insurance - the verdict from SME business owners [INFOGRAPHIC]

Posted by Todd Davison on Sep 24, 2019 3:58:39 PM
  • We recently interviewed 500 SME business owners and here is what they had to say...

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Topics: #pgi, #personalguarantee, #personalguaranteeinsurance, #commercial finance, #bankruptcy, #SMEs

All you need to know about Secured Business Loans

Posted by Todd Davison on Aug 30, 2019 9:27:41 AM
  • Going off the name alone, a secured business loan can sound like the less risky option when trying to obtain some additional funding for your company. But it is less of a risk for the lender, as they are sanctioned on the condition that the borrower offers business assets as ‘security’.


    Typically, the borrowing business will put forward a company asset such as property, land or equipment. This means the loan is ‘secured’ against one or more of these assets, which the lender can take if a business stops making repayments.

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Topics: #pgi, #personalguarantee, #personalguaranteeinsurance, #commercial finance, #bankruptcy

Late payment issues exacerbate for 27% of SMEs and close to 1 in 3 are finding it harder to access finance

Posted by Todd Davison on Aug 22, 2019 10:14:00 AM
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Topics: #pgi, #personalguarantee, #personalguaranteeinsurance, #commercial finance, #bankruptcy

74% of SMEs would sign a Personal Guarantee if their personal risk was cut

Posted by Todd Davison on Aug 20, 2019 10:18:00 AM
  • Purbeck Insurance Services, the UK’s only insurance provider to offer Personal Guarantee insurance, has revealed that nearly three quarters of SMEs (74%) would be more likely to take out a loan with a Personal Guarantee if they could insure against the risk of providing it.   The most common reasons businesses want to take out a loan are to improve cashflow (28% of respondents) and acquire new equipment (27%).
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