As the FCA sends out Top Up fee invoices to qualifying regulated firms, Premium Credit is offering business’ a finance facility to spread the cost over convenient monthly repayments rather than having to pay in one lump sum. The FCA issues two invoices per year where the total fees in the previous year exceeds £50,000, creating an additional cost for regulated firms in this category. Effective use of finance can be an efficient way for businesses to meet this cost.
As a specialist lender, Premium Credit has provided a finance option to meet FCA fees for over 15 years and expects ongoing demand as firms look to preserve cash flow amongst the economic challenges created by Covid-19, international conflict, Brexit and the highest rate of inflation in 30 years. Paying the cost of fees via an instalment facility allows firms to spend precious cash reserves in other business critical areas with repayments typically made over 10 months.
Roger Brown, Premium Credit’s Chief Commercial Officer, Specialist Lending, comments: “Our payment solutions covering the cost of FCA fees and any additional top up fees are designed to give firms greater control over cash-flow, giving them an alternative payment method and allowing their cash reserves to work more effectively and to better meet their current business needs.”
Mr. Brown added: “It’s a simple digital application process. With years of significant investment in technology we ensure the whole customer journey is a smooth, seamless process – we as the lender undertake the bulk of the administration.”
Premium Credit advises that it’s important to act in a timely way, so firms have the opportunity to consider the best fee payment options and avoid a financial penalty for any late response.