A provider of alternative business finance in the West Midlands is celebrating a new lending milestone.
BCRS Business Loans has announced that, since 2002, it has surpassed a landmark £50 million of lending which has supported as many as 1,450 small and medium sized businesses across the region.
BCRS steps in to support viable businesses that are unable to access finance from traditional sources, such as banks.
Commenting on this achievement, Paul Kalinauckas, the chief executive of BCRS Business Loans, said:
“We have always been committed to supporting the growth and prosperity of businesses in the West Midlands and surrounding areas. SMEs are the backbone of our economy – contributing to the prosperity of our region and providing jobs for local people.
“In fact, by lending £50 million, we have generated an extra £263 million* of value in the West Midlands economy and helped to create or safeguard almost 10,000 jobs, which is something we are incredibly proud of.
“What’s really exciting is that this is just the start for BCRS Business Loans. Our team has now grown to 20 and we aim to extend our support for SMEs by increasing our lending by 25% per annum over the next five years.
“We believe that no viable business should go unsupported. As traditional lenders continue to tighten their lending criteria, having a friendly, affordable alternative such as BCRS Business Loans is incredibly important and customers appreciate our relationship-based approach to lending, our fast loan process and the perk of no early repayment fees.”
BCRS Business Loans offer loans from £10,000 to £150,000 to organisations in the West Midlands and immediate surrounding areas.
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*Our economic impact statistics are calculated using the Responsible Finance Economic Impact Calculator. The calculator was originally prepared by the Centre for Business in Society (CBIS), Coventry University with assistance from James Medhurst, ICF International, with the support of Citi. It was updated in 2019 following a review by Marc Cowling, Brighton Business School, Richard Roberts, Aston University and Steve Walker, Aston Reinvestment Trust (ART).