We feel the true way to measure how good our team and our services are is through our recent customer feedback. We are very proud of the long term relationships we have built with clients over the years and honoured they return to us for their business finance requirements. We feel this is critical to our reputation and provides evidence for new clients that we are unmatched in our service.
First Financial have proved a very useful new route to funds for our Company. Recently they have managed to get us an offer for £250,000 of infrastructure funding at a very competitive rate which I particularly found impressive as historically this type of investment has proven more difficult to fund on a stand-alone basis. On a personal level I have really appreciated Lauren’s enthusiasm and responsiveness and her conviction to getting the deal done at the right price and with the minimum of disruption to my day. I will definitely look to First Financial in the future when we have financing requirements.
I approached First Financial via the internet after securing a large contract with a company who required 60 day payments terms. I wanted a invoice factoring facility for this debtor only and having commenced the contract 2 weeks previous I was anxious to have a facility in place ASAP.
I had been quoted by one lender already but I felt the costs were far too high. First Financial were able to immediately confirm that there were far more cost effective deals available.
After this intial telephone conversation First Financial introduced lenders with the ability to move quickly and provide competitive terms. The offer was accepted by Griffiths Haulage Ltd the same day and the lender met with me the following day to complete all the necessary due diligence.
The single debtor factoring facility was in place within 3 days of receiving the initial enquiry and I was delighted at this outcome.
I was approached by First Financial after I had opened a new recruitment business. I had factored before with a previous company but had been unhappy with the service provided, in particular poor communication and the lengthy time it took for funds to become available. I had been offered terms by my previous factoring company and a competitor but First Financial reviewed these terms and suggested that other lenders may be able to provide a more suitable facility.
I was introduced to 2 alternative lenders. After meeting with both lenders these now became my preferred options. Within 2 weeks of making my decision my invoice factoring facility was in place.
As a well established company that has remained loyal to their bank – we approached our bank for a loan to finance a new piece of equipment costing £54000.00. Our bank informed us that they were unable to help.
We contacted Paul’s company and the next day – Paul attended our premises. The following day Paul has placed an offer in front of us.
We did ask another finance broker to quote and make an offer to us – so we kept Paul on hold for a week. We could not find a better deal than Paul had offered and we kindly took the offer from First Financial.
As the Finance Director of a large and profitable organisation, I am often contacted by lending institutions and finance brokers – so I feel that I have a good choice of finance providers.
My company was looking to purchase a new machine costing £136,000 + vat and we had been offered finance from the supplier and also from a bank owned finance company. The terms offered were competitive.
I decided to ask First Financial to provide an offer to us. They took our instruction and managed to secure the most competitive package from another bank owned finance company. I will always give First Financial the chance to quote on any new project.