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Cashflow loans explained

What is a Cashflow Loan?

A cash flow loan is a short-term commercial loan that can bridge the monetary gap left by late payments and other unforeseen circumstances. In simple terms, you borrow the money you need, and pay it back in fixed instalments over a short period of time.  

For organisations of every size, taking out a cash flow loan can provide much-needed financial breathing space during leaner months and/or enable them to invest in key areas of growth that will improve their operation.

Benefits of cashflow finance

How cashflow loans could help your organisation

Cashflow loans can be a useful tool for businesses that need to bridge short-term cash flow gaps or finance growth initiatives, and can help to ensure that the business has the resources it needs to operate smoothly and pursue its goals.

Cashflow loans are typically unsecured, meaning they don't require collateral, and are based on the borrower's creditworthiness and ability to repay the loan. The loan amount and repayment terms are typically based on the business's projected cash flow, and the loan is designed to be repaid quickly, usually between a year or two.

With flexible terms and fast turnaround times, cashflow finance loans can provide businesses with the working capital they need to invest in new equipment, hire staff, or pursue new business opportunities.

By unlocking the value of their invoices or assets, businesses can obtain financing without having to rely on traditional bank loans or overdrafts.

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Other types of cashflow finance

A cashflow loan can be an effective solution for lots of organisations in a range of circumstances, but if this doesn't sound like the right solution, you might want to consider other types of cashflow finance such as:

  • Merchant Cash Advance: Lenders provides a lump sum of money to an organisation in exchange for a percentage of the organisation's future sales.
  • Revolving Credit Facilities: Organisations borrow money as needed, up to a predetermined credit limit. Interest is charged on the outstanding balance, and the credit limit is replenished as the loan is repaid.
  • Invoice Finance: Organisations borrow money against its outstanding invoices. The lender provides an advance based on the value of the outstanding invoices, and the organisation repays the loan when the customer pays the invoice.

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Is cashflow finance right for your organisation?

Cash flow loans are often used by businesses that are experiencing a temporary shortage of capital but have a solid business model and a history of generating revenue.

If your organisation is facing cash flow challenges due to delayed payments from customers, high fixed costs, fluctuations in revenue or needs working capital to fund growth, then cashflow finance may be an option for you.

It's important to evaluate different cashflow finance options and work with an experienced broker like Bluestone to determine the most suitable option for the business's unique needs and circumstances.

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How to apply for cashflow finance

At Bluestone, we understand that applying for commercial finance can be a daunting process, especially if you're unfamiliar with the requirements and criteria. That's why we're here to support you every step of the way.

Our team of finance experts have years of experience helping organisations secure the funding they need to cover their financial obligations. We'll work closely with you to understand your specific requirements and provide you with a range of financing options tailored to your needs.

Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you secure cashflow finance for your organisation,or you can email our Commercial Loans Specialist directly at

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Frequently Asked Questions

What happens if I am unable to repay the cashflow loan on time, and what are the consequences for my business?

Consequences include default, late fees, and damage to credit score. Lenders may seize assets or take legal action to collect the debt. Communicate with the lender early and explore options for loan modifications or extensions.


How long does it typically take to get approved for a cashflow loan, and what is the application process like?

The application process can take a few days to a few weeks, depending on the lender and information required. It typically involves submitting documentation, completing an application form, and meeting with the lender.


What are the risks associated with taking out a cashflow loan, and how can I mitigate them?

One major risk is the inability to generate projected cash flow to repay the loan, leading to default and damage to credit score. To mitigate these risks, carefully evaluate cash flow projections and work with a reputable lender.


What are the eligibility criteria for a cashflow loan, and what documentation do I / my customer need to provide?

Lenders typically require proof of cash flow and revenue, credit score, and financial history. Documentation may include financial statements, tax returns, and business plans.


How much can I borrow with a cashflow loan, and what are the typical interest rates and repayment terms?

The loan amount and repayment terms depend on your business's cash flow and creditworthiness. Interest rates can range from 10-30%.


What is a cashflow loan, and how does it differ from other types of financing?

A cashflow loan is a type of financing that helps businesses manage short-term cash needs based on projected cash flow, rather than collateral or assets.


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