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Capital at risk
36
Months
17.5%
apr
Director
guaranteed
Capital at risk
Director guaranteed
Amount
£
You make
£
Minimum investment is £100
Total return
£
Monthly repayments
£

Francis & Co. are chartered accountants based in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire. They are committed to supporting the Cheltenham business community, ensuring that their clients maintain high quality standards whilst also being affordable and approachable. Their founder has over 20 years of experience, and the whole team has experience working with local businesses in Cheltenham. Francis & Co. even offer free first meetings in order to ensure that they are very accessible for local businesses.

To grow as a small independant firm of chartered accountants and be able to provide good quality services to our ever increasing client base. We plan to invest in more marketing and internal processes to streamline day to day tasks.

Welcome to Francis & Co. your trusted partner in financial success. Based in Cheltenham, we take pride in being more than just a chartered accountants firm – we are dedicated collaborators in your business journey. Our mission is to elevate the financial health of local businesses, contributing to the prosperity of the Cheltenham community. At Francis & Co., we understand the unique challenges and opportunities that businesses in our area face, and we are here to provide every service and assistance we can to our local business community.

With a team of highly skilled and experienced chartered accountants, we bring a wealth of expertise to the table. Our commitment to excellence is reflected in our comprehensive approach to financial management. From tax advice and payroll to business formation, we offer a suite of services designed to empower our clients. What sets us apart from our competitors is our unwavering dedication to staying ahead of industry trends and changes in regulations. When businesses choose Francis & Co., they are not just getting an accountant – they are gaining a strategic partner invested in their success.

Cheltenham is more than just a location for us; it's our community. We understand the pulse of the local business landscape and are passionate about contributing to its growth. As your local chartered accountants firm, we believe in the power of community-driven success. Francis & Co. is a business invested in its clients’ growth, integrity, and success. Our transparent and client-centric approach ensures that our clients are always in the loop, making informed decisions for their business. We don't just crunch numbers; we interpret them to provide strategic insights that drive success. Moreover, our competitive pricing structure makes premium financial services accessible to businesses of all sizes.

Credit commentary:
The director Warren Brynley Francis is providing a personal guarantee, which means should the business fail, and there are insufficient assets within the business to repay the loan, we can look to the guarantor(s) to repay any shortfall on repayment. There have been no CCJs for the business or director. This is a credit policy exception as the director’s equity is slightly below the credit policy requirements to cover a loan. The mitigants are that this company is well-established, with a substantial TNW and EBIDTA. The Equifax score and grade, on which we base our assessment of risk, are based on the June 2022 filed accounts. We have performed our credit assessment on recent financial information, including June 2023 management accounts, which were not available to Equifax. The management accounts show that the pre-tax profit was £292,059 and net equity was £175,484. The bank statements demonstrate reasonable affordability, and the accounts remain well in credit.

Inflation Risk:
As the majority of lending to the business is at a fixed rate, they will not be immediately affected by interest rate increases. The directors do not expect to draw money from the business as all capital is vital for the growth of the business.

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Business keeps the raised amount even if target is not met.
Loan - product type
Tranche (1 of 2)
£ 98k
Raised
£ 52k
Investors
157
Est close date
Funded 1 month ago in 29 days

Where will the funds go?

recruitment
£30,000
general working capital
£20,000
IT and software
£25,000
refinancing
£25,000

Key people

Warren Brynley Francis
Director

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Business brand

Cheltenham, UK

"To grow as a small independant firm of chartered accountants and be able to provide good quality services to our ever increasing client base. We plan to invest in more marketing and internal processes to streamline day to day tasks."

Incorporated
5 years, 8 months
Credit risk indicator

Risk warning

Past performance and forecasts are not reliable indicators of future results. Your capital invested is not covered for compensation in the event of a loss by the FSCS. Tax treatment will depend on the individual circumstances and may be subject to change. Please see our Risk section before making an investment decision.