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A Guide to Funding Presentation
– May 3rd 2012
Paul Kerr
AGENDA
1. Introduction
2. Bank funding options – general review
3. Micro finance options (First Step)
4. Review of the bank credit submission – discussion on
what information they look for (& why)
5. What to do if the answer is NO
6. Why First Choice?
INTRODUCTION
•
Career banker 20 years
•
AIB, National Irish Bank and
Bank of Scotland
•
Credit Review Office
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Self employed since Jan
2010
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Extensive & varied expertise
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Current access to information
BANK FUNDING
1. Banks seek 30% own input, as a rule
2. The business plan is important, for start-ups but even
more so is the person who they are lending the money to.
Borrower history, 12 months personal bank statements,
loan statements and detailed personal income &
expenditure are as important in a funding application
3. Business projections are lovely, but these really need to be
broken down into practical numbers – can you really clean
1,000 carpets a week / serve 1,000 dinners etc.?
4. Guarantee’s will always be sought, and are normally
required
BANK FUNDING
1. Always make your submission in writing to your bank –
keep copies of all information provided
2. Be clear on what you want, why you want it and how you
are going to repay the funds
3. Be prepared for extensive due diligence - Borrower history,
12 months personal bank statements, loan statements and
detailed personal income & expenditure and net worth
statements are all normal requirements
4. Know your numbers – break your projections down into
daily and weekly figures and ensure you understand them
5. A good idea needs to be explained and sold.
6. Clip
SAMPLE BANK FUNDING APPLICATION
Link
BANK FUNDING
OPTION 1
When you open a Business Current Account as a new Business
Start-up, AIB will waive:
 Account transaction fees for the first two years
 Cash handling fees for the first two years up to a maximum of
€100 per fee quarter.
SME Loan:
• up to €100K @ 4.4% per annum variable
•Less than 3yr term & working capital allowed (includes Agri
finance)
Stocking Loan:
•Rates negotiable – between 4% and 4.5%
BANK FUNDING
OPTION 1 continued
Overdraft:
• Standard rate @ 7.85%
Job Creation loan for SME’s:
• must be an existing AIB business customer and demonstrate
that you are investing in a new project, process or expansion
initiative that results in the creation of at least one permanent
full-time job
• €10,000 up to €250,000
• 4.4% p.a. variable which is a discount of 3.85% off the Bank's
standard "AA" Business Loan Variable Rate
BANK FUNDING
OPTION 2
SME Loan:
• Higher equity required for lower established brand
• Rates from 5.24% based on amount required.
Overdraft:
• Standard rate @ 8.05%
Support:
• Enterprise builder – free, external mentor support
BANK FUNDING
OPTION 2 – continued
• Certain current account banking services free of charge
for two years
• 24 months free monthly subscriptions to Levels 1/2 of
Business On Line
• A Visa Business Card with the annual fee waived for the
first year
• Access to the Business Start-Up Online Training Course
BANK FUNDING
OPTION 3
SME Loan:
• Special rate of 4.1% - also has access to the EIB funds
• Typically funding levels of up to €30k @ this rate
• 1/3 1/3 1/3
Overdraft:
• Standard rate @ 8.45%
• Day to day fee-free transaction banking for the first 2 years
• Free Internet banking (Bankline) for one year
• Waive first lease transaction arrangement fee
• Merchant services joining fee waived
• www.smallbusinesscan.ie
BANK FUNDING
• Not ‘open for business’ according to local Management
• Only targeting high end corporate business presently
• Not ‘open for business’ according to local Management
• Only interested in Agriculture and Food related industry
MICRO FINANCE INITIATIVE
FIRST STEP (Micro Finance Ireland):
• Loans from €5k up to €25k @ 9% variable (9.3% APR)
• Personal loans only – business plan and ‘pitch’ required to
ensure quality. Over 70% of applicants are declined so
applicants need to know their stuff
• Will lend as part of overall funding requirement
• Place 50% weighting on the person; process designed to
get to know the borrower
• Will pursue non payment of loans – not a soft touch
• Access to MBA mentor panel
Qualifying criteria:
• Term over 1yr. Interest bearing; Less than 10 employees
• Application form (online); business plan*; pitch
USING FIRST CHOICE TO ASSIST WITH FUNDING
• Standardised format
• We are dealing with banks & people whom we know and
regularly send business to – mutual trust
• We can complete multi-applications at the
same time & get you the best funding
package
• It’s quick, convenient and excellent value
SUMMARY
• Funding is available out there but get your model right
before you submit an application
• For those with poor credit history it is more difficult but be
upfront and you have a chance
• The Credit review Office is there as back up support for
VIABLE business’ which cannot secure funding
USE ME!
First Choice Contact Details
Paul Kerr
First Choice Financial Services Ltd,
20 Lower Hartstonge Street,
Limerick
Ph. 061 317260
Fax. 061 317263
email – [email protected]
Web www.firstchoiceltd.ie

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