Sign-up as a Finance Partner

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The sign up process is simple, become a finance partner, increase your sales performance with Portman.

  • Easier for customers to upgrade
  • Improve sales conversion
  • Promote your business
  • Allow customers to spread costs
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  • Use our App for customer calculations
  • Increase sales & conversion rate
  • Additional revenue from referral fees
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Join the Portman Partnership Network

Ready to join us? Becoming a Portman Partner is a straightforward process. Fill in the quick form below then we’ll get in touch for a chat. We’ll carefully review your application to identify how we can create a mutually beneficial partnership. For more information on how the scheme works, visit our dedicated Partner Process page.

Otherwise, get started by using the enquiry form below.

The Portman Partner Process

How can I become a Partner?

Becoming a Partner is simple, contact us today to find out more and to join the growing Portman Network.

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1. Initiate your Partnership

Contact us through the quick form or call 01604 761276 and our team will then guide you through the simple onboarding process.

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2. Qualification Assessment

We conduct due-diligence checks, including business history and fraud checks to ensure you are compliant, can refer the right sort of customers and we’re a good fit.

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3. Partnership Agreement

Following a successful assessment, we draw up a simple partnership agreement, covering commercial terms outlining the terms of our engagement.

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4. Getting Started

We equip our finance partners with the resources to succeed. Including access to documents, marketing materials, and training on the Portman App. We can start helping your customers from day 1.

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Partners, Introducers, Vendors & Supplier Finance FAQs

Can I offer finance to my customers?

Yes. If your customers might like to finance a purchase from you, whether that be for an expensive individual item or package of equipment, Portman can help. We can advise your customers how much finance might cost, which makes it easier for them to buy from you. As well as increased sales conversion, we may offer a referral fee for any finance taken out buy customers that reach Portman through a partner.

Do you offer referral fees?

We may offer referral fees to a supplier who uses Portman as their finance partner. The exact fee will be based on many things including the potential volume of enquiries and value of finance being provided.

Is supplier finance considered a loan?

Supplier finance is an efficient way for business owners to obtain short-term credit without having to take out a loan. Supply chain finance is not considered to be a loan as it is often quicker to arrange and requires fewer criteria for acceptance. 

What are the benefits of having a finance partner such as Portman?

If your business sells high value items, your customers may not always have enough free cash to buy outright or may prefer not tie up the cash they do have in an asset. Using finance allows businesses to get what they need now then pay back the finance as their asset generates revenue. Having Portman as your finance partner simply allows more customers to buy from you. In return, you may generate additional income by receiving a share of the finance amount. We can also provide marketing material to help you promote the partnership, as well as contact our customer database on your behalf to promote your business.

What are the benefits of having Portman as a finance partner?

If your business sells high value items, your customers may not always have enough free cash to buy outright or may prefer not tie up the cash they do have in an asset. Using finance allows businesses to get what they need now then pay back the finance as their asset generates revenue. Having Portman as your finance partner simply allows more customers to buy from you. In return, you may generate additional income by receiving a share of the finance amount. We can also provide marketing material to help you promote the partnership, as well as contact our customer database on your behalf to promote your business. We are also rated Excellent on Trustpilot, meaning your customers will experience excellent customer service.

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General Enquiries

Do you offer seasonal payment terms? 

Yes, many of our customers naturally experience high demand for their services during certain times of the year as well quieter periods during others. We tailor all finance agreements to the needs of each business, and lower payments can be arranged during periods when there is a predictable reduction in trade.

Do you provide finance outside the UK? 

Unfortunately, Portman can only finance companies registered and operating in the UK.

How long will I be paying back the finance? 

Terms are available between 2 and 6 years. Options available to you may be dependent on the circumstances of your business, but then the final choice is up to you.

Isn’t it cheaper just to go to a lender direct? 

Whilst banks can offer different rates, they often reject certain type of purchase, businesses in different industries and have very strict lending criteria. At Portman we deal with a panel of over 40 lenders as well funding businesses with our own money. We have access to specialist lenders and specialist types of finance, giving a variety of options and a greater chance of success. Portman may have rates that are not available to a customer who goes direct and can also explore the whole lending market in one go, saving you time. We have access to specialist lenders that are not available to individuals and can even put together finance packages from multiple lenders. All of which gives you competitive rates, with a greater chance of acceptance.

What are your rates?

The interest rates available to each customer vary based on a large number of factors including the trading history and credit rating of the business, the credit history of any company directors, how much money is required and what the funds are being used for. The rates for customers with an exceptional credit rating start from an annual flat rate of 5.3%.

What is the application process like?

Portman can guide you through the application process. After discussing your needs and collecting business documents we can save you time, completing proposals and applications on your behalf. In the first instance, the documents we would need are: copies of a recognised photo ID, 6 months of bank statements, a copy of your business plan and possibly a copy of your CV. For established businesses we would also ask for a copy of your management accounts, profit and loss and balance sheet.