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Advantedge Commercial Finance celebrates two decades of funding SMEs

By 03.28.22April 13th, 2022No Comments
20 years old. Gold and black Number 20th anniversary,

9 December 2021: Advantedge Commercial Finance (Advantedge), a leading invoice financier are celebrating 20 years of delivering funding solutions to UK businesses. As a non-bank funder, it is quite an achievement to have carved out a strong position in the market and to be continuing an impressive growth trajectory.

Throughout the Throughout that time Advantedge have undergone many changes having implemented a successful MBO in 2016, a rebrand in 2019 and at the end of 2020 saw eCapital Corp, a leading North American provider of speciality lending solutions take a majority share in the business. Advantedge are proud to have maintained their pace of development over that time notching up some key achievements:

  • 1000 + active clients

  • £125m of committed funds supporting UK business growth

  • An average client life of 3 years

  • 130 employees across five UK offices

The firm also recently hit a significant funding milestone of £100m with levels now more than £130m as they satisfy an increasing demand for finance from firms navigating their recovery from the pandemic.

As David Tilling comments: “Looking around the business, you can see and feel how proud the team are at achieving these significant milestones and at how far we have come. Coming off the back of the last two years makes it even more special. We are very much a people business, and our successes have been built upon delivering an authentic service to our clients and intermediaries and building deep working relationships. We truly understand what it is takes to run a business and to be a trusted partner by their side”.

The firm’s strategy throughout the last two decades has always been to deliver reliable and committed funding lines supported by excellent service. They believe that their experience, expertise and understanding of what makes a business tick means they deliver funding solutions that matches their clients’ ambitions. Advantedge are committed to delivering regionally based operations which understand local businesses and their markets. They have invested significantly in a network of five regional client centres across the UK, which sets them apart and has strengthened their UK presence.

The firm puts its continuing growth down to their real commercial perspective, access to large funding pools and a commitment to delivering a market leading service which they believe make them an ideal funding partner. With funding facilities available up to £2.5m Advantedge are looking forward to supporting UK firms as they get firmly back on their feet.

As David concludes: “As the business looks forward, we are excited about what the next 20 years will bring whilst knowing the importance of not losing sight of what has got us here in the first place. We will remain committed to responding to our clients’ evolving needs, whilst continuing to innovate in the solutions we offer”.

“Investing in our team will continue to ensure we deliver a market leading service based on speed, a straightforward approach to doing business and delivering value for money. In doing so we will achieve our aim to build a great company with great people focussed on serving as many SME’s as we can reach. Our plans are exciting, and we can’t wait to bring them to life”.

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For Advantedge Commercial Finance enquiries, please contact:

Ian Ward on [email protected] / 07789 392 438 or

Diane Blinkhorn on [email protected] / 07753 671 302

Notes to Editors

About Advantedge Commercial Finance

Advantedge Commercial Finance (Advantedge) is a leading invoice financier providing funding facilities up to £2m to support the growth of SME’s through the provision of flexible working capital facilities. The business has grown significantly since its launch in 2001, providing over £2 billion of funding to businesses. It is majority owned by eCapital Corp, a US based financial services business with interests in the USA and Canada.

For more information, visit www.advantedgecf.com. You can also follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/advantedgecf and LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company-beta/1861616/

eCapital Corp. is committed to supporting small and middle-market companies in the United States, Canada, and the UK by accelerating their access to capital through financial solutions like invoice factoring, factoring lines of credit, asset-based lending and equipment financing. Headquartered in Miami, Florida, eCapital is an innovative leader in providing flexible, customized cash flow to businesses. For more information about eCapital, visit eCapital.com.