Each week, our managing director and broker extraordinaire Mark Smillie prepares a brief post packed full of wisdom gained from his years in the finance industry. Join us in reading on, and discover some of the tips and tricks good brokers have developed when finding the best finance for their clients!

Sometimes in life, we do not do the simple things.

We regularly see businesses paying double the rate of interest by going direct. This is fantastic for the finance company and their marketing team (who has told you how easy it is to apply direct)!

But why not simply pick up the phone and tell me what you are looking for? My job is to make raising your business finance as easy as possible for you.

I can’t do your job as well as you can, and with the utmost respect, you can’t do mine as well as I can. I have been providing business help and advice since 1990. Raising business finance has been my bread and butter for years, I know how to and where to go. I tend to speak only to decision makers and senior staff, and I am welcomed into their VIP area.

Now, am I being arrogant by saying this ? 

I do not mean to be, I just love what I do and have made many friends over the years.

What this means for you, is that I get great rates for you, normally a whopping 10% to 50% cheaper than going direct!

Business Finance is like the sea, it constantly changes, bringing joy or disaster; it is very hard to read unless you are on it 7 days a week, and experience is everything.

Where I differ from some is that with so many types of finance available, I know my limitations. I do not say I am an expert at every type of finance, but I do have someone on my team who is that expert.


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Let’s talk today.

Very best wishes

Mark Smillie

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