It’s a full service that gives you the ability to offer payment solutions to your clients, allowing them to finance the purchase of any business asset or equipment.
The process is clear, simple, and fast. Plus you’ll get a dedicated expert (a business development manager) to guide you every step of the way.
Our panel of lenders is ever-growing. Whether your client is a small business, or large international organisation, we have a range of flexible and affordable options to suit.
Vendors are businesses that sell vehicles, machinery, equipment and other business assets to other businesses.
Vendor finance provides a facility for these dealers, manufacturers, resellers or suppliers to offer affordable asset finance to their customers.
To read about the differences between a vendor and supplier, click here.
Vendor finance is a loan from a seller, (vendor, supplier, manufacturer, reseller etc), to the buyer of their products. (Vendor finance may also be called ‘trade finance’ or ‘trade credit’). In a vendor-financing agreement, the vendor lends the buyer the value of the sold goods and is repaid by regular instalments, or by a lump sum at a fixed future date. A form of asset finance, vendor financing is a ‘buy now pay later’ loan agreement between the supplier and the buyer. Some vendors may provide the capital for these loans themselves. Others may utilise the capital and services of an external finance provider.
A form of asset finance, vendor financing is an ideal way for these B2B equipment suppliers, manufacturers and resellers wishing to expand their sales network, maintain good customer relationships, and maintain profit margins.
Vendor finance is a facility that can help boost a vendors profitability by complementing the asset or equipment sales. Swoop for vendors can provide affordable and efficient financing solutions for the vendors’ customers.
Because of increased risk, vendor financing usually charges higher interest rates than traditional bank loans. Depending on the type of goods being financed, repayment periods for vendor loans can vary significantly – from a few months up to five years or more.
No. The vendor retains ownership of the sold inventory or equipment until they are paid for in full, plus interest and any fees.
It may be. Usually, the sold goods act as security for the loan, but in some cases, the vendor may ask for further security such as a Personal Guarantee.
The finance provider may repossess the asset or equipment that was sold, claim against assets used as supplementary collateral, or may be entitled to the buyer’s future cashflow.
‘Vendor finance’ describes a loan by a seller to the buyer of the seller’s goods and services. A ‘vendor note’ is the contract that contains the details of such a loan – cash value, description of the sold goods or services, interest rate, fees, repayment schedule, etc.
There are two main types of vendor finance:
In debt vendor financing, the provides a loan to the buyer of the seller’s goods and services. The buyer (borrower) agrees to pay the agreed price, plus an interest charge. The total sum is either repaid in regular instalments or via a lump sum on a set future date. This is the most common form of vendor finance.
With equity vendor financing, the vendor provides goods or services in exchange for an agreed-upon amount of the buyer’s company stock. Equity vendor financing is more common with start-up businesses, as they often prefer to release shares instead of spending hard-won invested capital on initial inventory and equipment.
Swoop for Vendors is a great solution for sellers who wish to accelerate their sales stream, increase turnover, and upsell equipment to increase the value of each sale. Plus, customers who benefit from this extra interaction and transaction value are more likely to become long-term clients who will buy again and again.
For buyers, vendor financing is an ideal way to get the equipment they need when they need it, instead of waiting for cashflow to improve.
Vendor financing is a great way to increase business opportunities and create long-lasting vendor/customer relationships. However, for vendors, setting up an in-house financing department can be costly and time-consuming, and it may place unwelcome strain on cashflow. Working with a lending partner who can provide the necessary capital, vendor lending experience and loan administration may be a better way to go.
Swoop has access to vendor-finance lenders, with terms and conditions to suit every vendor’s business situation. Make your business grow faster with the best vendor financing today.
We provide you with full training on how to use our platform and your clients with training on the benefits of a finance facility. We also offer additional and ongoing training as it's needed.
Each vendor will have a dedicated business development manager to support with any training, general queries and feedback.
The Swoop for Vendors platform has been especially developed so that vendors can prepare and submit deals without appointed representative status for the FCA.
We know some vendors would prefer to have appointed representative status, and we are happy to provide it under Swoop’s FCA licence.
We can provide indemnity insurance. To learn more, please fill out the form that appears when you click 'Register your interest'.
We know that all vendors have different needs. With this in mind, we've created the following packages:
|Tech package||Access to the tech platform to allow client onboarding, bank and accountancy integrations, whole of market access, deal tracking, dynamic applications and deal submission. You'll also receive ongoing training and support from Swoop's specialist vendors team.|
|Tech + white label (own branded site)||Tech package + own branding on all client-facing software. A white label site enables the vendors to onboard clients with Swoop’s smart onboarding.|
Our dedicated vendor team will give you and your clients an efficient and professional service throughout the process. You can massively boost the competitiveness of your market position by offering our complete finance solution!
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