Meet Richard Hounsell, a Funding Circle introducer from South West Commercial Finance

SW commercial finance

Richard Hounsell is a director at South West Commercial Finance and has been involved in commercial finance for his whole working life. He was first introduced to Funding Circle through the NACFB. Since then he has used it many times for clients looking to access fast, flexible finance.

In this short video, Richard discusses why he continues to bring clients to Funding Circle, and why he felt it was a good fit for this particular business, a Neal’s Yard Remedies franchise in Bath.

Richard could see straight away that it was a strong business as it had been trading for 10 years, was profitable and had good cash flow. The only issue was that the original premises had become too small. Jon Huxley, co-owner of the retailer, says that Richard gave him the confidence to try borrowing through Funding Circle, so that they could relocate to a bigger shop.

“Peer-to-peer lending has been a breath of fresh air. It has given businesses an opportunity to borrow money where they otherwise couldn’t have done, allowing them to go on to flourish.” said Richard. He goes onto say: “What I like about Funding Circle is the positive attitude from everyone in the organisation . They want to lend money, and help you find a solution.”

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