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19th August 2019

Jaltek Systems completes funding with £1m facility from IGF

Jaltek Systems, a leading manufacturer of complex, electronics assemblies has secured a £1m funding facility from Independent Growth Finance, as it continues to deliver on its rapid growth strategy and support its clients to push the boundaries of technological innovation. The company provides a full suite of services to its clients, offering both design and manufacturing solutions to a diverse range of regulated sectors, from clean energy and aerospace, to space satellites.

9th August 2019

IGF expands ABL team following strong end of year results

Independent Growth Finance (IGF), a leading independent commercial finance provider, appoints Dave Pickup as ABL Director for the Thames Valley. Investment in the region follows another successful year for IGF, which included a 39 percent growth in funded assets and a 29 percent growth in revenues.

1st August 2019

Anglesey ice cream parlour, Red Boad, sails to expansion


It’s been serving the Anglesey community delicious gelato for the past 10 years.  Now more and more locals and visitors to North Wales are going to be able to enjoy the delights from Red Boat parlour ice-cream with more retail outlets opening and a new production hub, thanks to a loan from Development Bank of Wales.


29th July 2019

British Business Bank supports over 89,000 businesses over the year

British Business Bank has supported over 89.000 businesses with £6.6bn of finance, an increase of 27% over the year.

26th July 2019

Family offices set to pool investments to gain exposure to private debt market

New research(1) from fast growing Shearwater Aero Capital, the global corporate aviation finance specialist, reveals the trend for family offices to pool their investments in order to gain greater exposure to the private debt market, and potentially better terms, is set to increase.

25th July 2019

Liverpool City Region gets £11m growth boost from NPIF


The Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund (NPIF), delivered by British Business Bank, has invested over £11m into ambitious, high-growth small and medium sized businesses in the Liverpool City Region in deals that have attracted an additional £8.2 million invested from the private sector.


22nd July 2019

MEIF Debt Finance provides Advance Tapes with £600,000 funding

MEIF Debt Finance, managed by Maven Capital Partners, has provided Advance Tapes International Limited, a manufacturer of pressure sensitive adhesive tapes, with a £600,000 loan.

The funding package will support the Leicester company’s ambitious expansion plans, helping it develop its extensive product portfolio and also providing working capital as the firm enters a new growth phase. The loan will also create 20 new jobs in the Leicestershire region.

19th July 2019

Alternative lender helps fertiliser business Hay and Brecon to blossom

Secure Trust Bank Commercial Finance has provided a six-figure invoice finance facility to Hay and Brecon to support the agricultural manufacturer’s investment in new machinery, as it looks to automate its production line.

11th July 2019

Award-winning Welsh production company expands all-female team

BAFTA Cymru award-winning, multi-platform production company ie ie productions is focusing on strengthening its female leadership team following a loan from the Development Bank of Wales. 

10th July 2019

Research reveals investor confusion over risks involved in property investment platforms

New research from secured property lender Fitzrovia Finance reveals a lack of understanding of some of the fundamental risks involved through investing through property investment platforms. 75% of investors who have used these platforms wrongly believe first charge secured debt/loans are riskier than second charge mezzanine debt/loans.  A further 7% said they didn’t know which was riskier.


10th July 2019

MEIF Maven Debt Finance funds Stiltz with £1m debt solution

Maven Capital Partners has funded manufacturer and supplier of homelifts, Stiltz Limited, with a £1m loan facility from the Midlands Engine Investment Fund (MEIF). The debt package will allow the business to execute its growth plan; upgrade its internal system and IT infrastructure, invest in stock to meet growing customer demand in the UK and overseas for its products, whilst creating 16 new jobs in the region.

10th July 2019

IGF client funds in use hit £100 million

Independent Growth Finance (IGF) has achieved £100 million client funds in use through fundingUK SMEs. The company’s audited 2018/19 accounts show a 39 percent growth in funding provision, as compared to FY17/18, highlighting the continued drive by the independent asset based lender to support the growth aspirations of UK businesses despite an unsettled economy.


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