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Leeds City Region introduces new funding platform for businesses 

SMEs in the region now have a simple way to navigate to over 80 traditional and alternative lenders to find the right finance for their circumstances.

pwclogoSMEs are a key part of the economy and we want to make it easier for them to grow and succeed. We know that access to finance can often hold back SME development and believe the platform can really help them by putting alternate financing routes alongside traditional lenders.

Stuart Howie, Director at PwC

By working in partnership with professional services firm PwC and the Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership (LEP), Finpoint provides a new way for SMEs to find the funding they need to grow their business.

The Finpoint platform allows businesses to prepare one, initially anonymous, finance application that can be shared with over 80 lenders, including banks, specialist finance houses and alternative finance providers, at no direct cost to the business. Once the finance request is submitted, PwC will contact the business to perform a free completeness review.

View details of our 4 step process for finding business finance.

This joint Access to Finance initiative complements the services already available through the LEP and its partners to stimulate and support business growth across the City Region, including the LEP’s own finance and skills products and national services such as UKTI, Innovate UK and the Business Growth Service.

Visit www.the-lep.com/finpoint for more information

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Access to finance can be a major barrier to growth for companies in the region. Our partnership with Finpoint will give businesses an alternative way of finding the right finance to meet their growth ambitions and supports the LEP’s ambition of driving economic growth across the City Region.

Rob Norreys, LEP Director