Monday, 15 August 2016

Fees and Costs - Project Finance

Now that you have your business ready for funding, you probably want to know about paying fees and costs for a big project? Many businesses refuse to pay upfront fees and exhaustive list of charges but the biggest question is;

What exactly might you expect to pay?

Thursday, 19 May 2016

Understanding Guarantee Letters

It is quite hard to get a bank loan so entrepreneurs are open to other forms of project funding. When entrepreneurs turn to an international project funder, a number of guarantee letters might be involved to enable the funding to go ahead. You can be prepared with a bank guarantee or you might be asked by the funder to get a bank guarantee issued. To reduce confusion let's use the below analogy as an example:

The Debtor - Seller - You
The Beneficiary - Buyer - In this example, us
The Guarantor - The Bank

Collateral - When you use physical goods or property such as a house that you own to obtain a loan, it is known as "collateral". You must pledge one or more of your assets as security for a loan. This can also be secured against company assets. Should you fail to repay the loan, the lender is legally entitled to your physical goods.

Friday, 15 January 2016

Here's what you need to know about; Renewable Energy Funding

Now is the time to get your renewable energy project financed. With countries reaching agreements at the COP21, there is a need for companies to go "green" and implement a business strategy that will eventually enhance the sectors below.

Thursday, 14 January 2016

Top Tips: Get Your Business Funded

Large Project Loans

It can be difficult for startup businesses to get a loan from a bank because there's no history of financials. Instead if the bank chooses to do so, they might give you a loan based on your credit score. 
Project financing proposal meeting

There are alternative options to get large project finance and that is through the likes of private investors, venture capitalists and other non banking financiers. There is a huge risk to large project loans from a lender's point of view. Not because of the size of the project but because lenders might need to mitigate their risk.

Tuesday, 5 January 2016

Sunday, 13 December 2015

Large Project Funding Secrets

100% Debt Funding For Startup Projects

Often it can be hard to find a funder that will do debt funding for start ups because of the amount of risk involved. (Especially when large projects need $10 Million USD or more) 

100% Project Funding Secrets

Project funding isn't as easy as you think, different funders work in different parameters. In order to get 100% project funding, your project needs to be backed by collateral thus reducing lender risk.

As well, you might have seen on the internet whereby entrepreneurs state that there shouldn't be any costs to a project this might ring true for other types of funding. Technically there are always costs involved when structuring costs for a project. Our funders put a lot of time and effort into finding ways to kick start projects so some form of liquidity is needed whether it's from you or from an exterior provider.