What is Trade Finance Services
TFS is an independent specialist consultancy providing help and support to businesses who require working capital facilities as described in the ‘services’ section of the web-site. The guide below describes the process from the initial visit through to completion. We work together with the client’s management as a team, to progress the proposal with potential funders to a successful conclusion.
This is how we work
An 8 step guide
After an initial introduction (normally through the company's accountant, potential investor, shareholder or professional advisor) we collate basic information about the company.
Contact is made with the company - additional information is provided and meetings arranged. The level of fees charged by TFS would be agreed at this meeting.
During discussions with the management, the company's needs and requirements are ascertained. Together with the profile of the company this information is held ready for submission to funders. The profile will include:
● details of products, market & turnover
● invoicing and computer systems (including stock)
● profile of management and structure
● assessment & analysis of debt, customers and ledgers
● 2 years audited accounts and up-to-date management accounts
A selection of the most appropriate funding companies will be undertaken and initial approaches made. Confidentially,
The company's requirements will be discussed with prospective funders and introductions made between the relevant parties.
The funders will complete their own profile on the business; surveys/audits and due diligence will be undertaken. The completed file submitted to their credit committee for approval.
On acceptance a facility letter will be issued detailing terms and conditions. TFS will offer help and advice analysing the offers.
Company management decide which funder to use.