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        • What type of funding options are you looking for?

        • Recovery Loan Scheme

          A government backed loan to support businesses affected by the pandemic.

        • Unsecured Business Loan

          Business loans up to £500k, without the need to secure on property or assets.

        • Secured Business Loan

          Business loans up to £2M, secured against a UK property by way of 1st or 2nd charge.

        • Asset Finance

          Acquire new or used equipment, machinery or vehicles and spread the repayments over 1-6 years.

        • Merchant Cash Advance

          Borrow up to 2x your monthly card sales and repay through a small % of your future takings.

        • Invoice Finance

          Release up to 90% of your owed invoices, either through a selective or whole debtor book facility.

        • Bridging Loans

          A short term facility, allowing you to raise quick capital by securing on a UK property.

        • Revolving Credit Facility

          A pre agreed credit facility, allowing you to dip in and out for future funding requirements.

        • What type of funding options are you looking for?

        • Construction Finance

          Secure construction business funding here.

        • E-Commerce Funding

          Funding for staff, inventory, marketing, & more.

        • Recruitment Agency

          Finance solutions for recruitment agency growth.

        • Healthcare Business

          Quick online applications for healthcare loans.

        • Restaurant Business

          Fast funding solutions for restaurant businesses.

        • Wholesale Funding

          Secure financing for your wholesale business.

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Pub and Restaurant
Business Loans

Does your pub or restaurant business need a quick cash injection to overcome a short-term cash flow issue, renovate your premises, or expand your offering? If so, we have the solution for you. Learn more about the wide range of restaurant business loans on offer through Aurora Capital and apply online today.

from 6.90%

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£100,000 +

Terms from 1 month – 6 years

UK Based

No early settlement fees

£5k - £500k

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About Pub and Restaurant Business Loan

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What Finance Options Does Your Pub or Restaurant Have?

Securing Pub and Restaurant Financing: The Importance of Business Loans

As a pub/restaurant owner, having access to business loans can be crucial for the success and growth of your establishment. Here are some reasons why:

 

  • Staffing and Expenses: During quiet periods, it can be challenging to cover overhead expenses, such as rent, utilities and staff salaries. A business loan can provide the necessary funds to pay these costs and keep your restaurant running smoothly.
  • Renovations and Expansion: As your pub/restaurant grows, you may want to renovate or expand your establishment. A business loan can help finance these projects, allowing you to create a more inviting and modern environment for your customers.
  • Purchasing Inventory: To run a successful pub/restaurant, you need to have a constant supply of fresh and high-quality ingredients. However, purchasing inventory can be expensive, particularly for smaller establishments or at times when there are food shortages. A business loan can help cover these costs, allowing you to focus on providing excellent food and service to your customers.
  • Marketing and Advertising: In today’s competitive market, it’s vital to invest in marketing and advertising to promote your pub/restaurant and attract new customers. A business loan can help fund these efforts, allowing you to expand your reach and grow your customer base.

 

No matter your needs, there is a funding option to help you achieve your goals.

How do unsecured loans work?

An unsecured business loan works in the same way as a regular business loan where repayments are made monthly, weekly or daily depending on your agreement. Loan terms can be anywhere between one month to six years according to your business needs.
The loan can be used for almost any expense in the best interest of the business. Businesses usually use these loans for growth and development, refurbishment, capital expenditure or stock. Some business owners and borrowers also use unsecured loans to consolidate other types of debt they have if the loan terms are more favourable.
Unlike secured loans, ‘unsecured’ means your loan is not secured against any personal or business assets, such as property, equipment, vehicles or machinery. An unsecured loan will most likely require a personal guarantee from one or multiple directors.

To make the most of restaurant business loans, you need to have a solid growth plan and execute it effectively. Here are some tips for maximising your commercial loan:

 

  • Develop a Clear Growth Plan: Identify the areas you want to expand, such as adding new menu items or renovating your premises. Develop a clear growth plan that outlines the costs and expected returns of each initiative.
  • Prioritise Investments: Prioritise the investments that are most likely to generate a return on investment (ROI). For example, investing in new kitchen equipment can increase productivity and reduce costs, while investing in decor may not directly generate revenue, but it can aid repeat business due to a comfortable environment.
  • Monitor Cash Flow: Keep a close eye on your cash flow and ensure that you have enough money to cover operating costs, loan repayments and growth initiatives. Consider using accounting software to track your cash flow and identify areas for improvement.
  • Evaluate Marketing Strategies: Evaluate your current marketing strategies and consider investing in new approaches that can attract more customers, such as social media advertising or email marketing campaigns.
  • Leverage Technology: Leverage technology to improve operational efficiency and enhance customer experience. Consider investing in POS systems, online ordering platforms, or loyalty programs.

 

With a solid growth plan and effective execution, your restaurant business can thrive and reach new heights.

Commercial grade restaurant equipment and fit-outs are expensive, and a lot of restaurant owners don’t have the immediate capital available in case something needs replacing. Financing can help you purchase the equipment you need without draining your cash reserves or disrupting your daily operations. Here are some tips on how to use business loans for restaurant equipment financing:

 

  1. Determine your needs: Before applying for a loan, assess your equipment needs. Make a list of the equipment you need, including the type, brand, and model number. Consider your budget, the age and condition of your existing equipment, and any regulatory requirements.
  2. Research your options: Once you know what you need, research your finance options. Compare rates, terms, and fees to get the best deals (we can help you with this and match you with the most competitive lenders).
  3. Apply for credit: Once you’ve found a suitable lender, complete the loan application process. Be prepared to provide detailed financial information about your business if needed, including income statements, balance sheets, and cash flow statements. The lender may also require information about the equipment you plan to purchase, depending on the type of finance you’re applying for (e.g., asset finance).
  4. Purchase the equipment: Once you’ve secured financing, purchase the equipment you need from a reputable supplier. Make sure the equipment meets all regulatory requirements and comes with a warranty.

 

After this, you can pay your loan in the agreed timeframe with the predetermined repayment terms. If you have any questions about the equipment finance process, speak to a member of our team.

Deciding whether to lease or buy equipment can be challenging, but there are a few general things you should consider to make your decision:
Leasing:
Leasing equipment can provide you with access to high-quality equipment while reducing upfront costs. Leases typically include maintenance and repair services which can be advantageous, and some agreements offer flexibility in the way of allowing you to upgrade to newer equipment at the end of the lease term. Leasing is also the most tax efficient way of borrowing, as you are able to offset the whole payment against your tax liability.
Hire Purchase:
Financing equipment via a hire purchase agreement can be a good option for restaurants that are looking to own the equipment outright at the end of the agreement. You will likely need to have put down at least a 10% deposit, as well as pay all of the VAT upfront, so bear this in mind when deciding which option is best for the business.
Considerations:
When deciding between leasing and HP, it’s essential to consider factors like your restaurant’s financial situation, long-term equipment needs, and whether you want to own the piece of kit at the end of the agreement. If you need to conserve cash flow, you may benefit from leasing, but if you have the capital to put down a deposit, you may prefer this route as it is more cost effective in the long run. Our team of finance experts can help you assess your equipment financing options and determine the best approach for your restaurant’s unique needs.

Before you take out any type of business loan, it’s important to understand the interest rates and repayment methods associated with your loan in order to manage your finances effectively. Here are some key factors to keep in mind, although do remember that these can vary from lender to lender:

 

  • Interest Rates: The interest rate is the cost of borrowing the money from the lender. It’s essential to compare interest rates between different lenders to ensure you’re getting the best deal. The interest rate can be fixed or variable. A fixed rate remains the same throughout the loan’s term, while a variable rate can fluctuate based on market conditions.
  • Repayment Methods: There are various repayment methods available to restaurant owners, such as monthly payments, weekly payments, or automatic deductions from credit card sales. It’s crucial to select a repayment method that aligns with your business’s cash flow to avoid any financial strain.
  • Early Repayment: Some lenders may allow you to repay your loan early without penalty. This can save you money on interest charges and help you pay off the loan faster. However, it’s essential to check if there are any prepayment penalties before agreeing to the loan terms.
  • Late Payment Fees: It’s important to be aware of any late payment fees associated with your loan. Late payments can negatively impact your credit score and result in additional fees.

 

By understanding the interest rates and repayment methods associated with your loan, you can effectively manage your finances and ensure you can repay your loan on time.

To make the most of restaurant business loans, you need to have a solid growth plan and execute it effectively. Here are some tips for maximising your commercial loan:

 

  • Develop a Clear Growth Plan: Identify the areas you want to expand, such as adding new menu items or renovating your premises. Develop a clear growth plan that outlines the costs and expected returns of each initiative.
  • Prioritise Investments: Prioritise the investments that are most likely to generate a return on investment (ROI). For example, investing in new kitchen equipment can increase productivity and reduce costs, while investing in decor may not directly generate revenue, but it can aid repeat business due to a comfortable environment.
  • Monitor Cash Flow: Keep a close eye on your cash flow and ensure that you have enough money to cover operating costs, loan repayments and growth initiatives. Consider using accounting software to track your cash flow and identify areas for improvement.
  • Evaluate Marketing Strategies: Evaluate your current marketing strategies and consider investing in new approaches that can attract more customers, such as social media advertising or email marketing campaigns.
  • Leverage Technology: Leverage technology to improve operational efficiency and enhance customer experience. Consider investing in POS systems, online ordering platforms, or loyalty programs.

 

With a solid growth plan and effective execution, your restaurant business can thrive and reach new heights.

Commercial grade restaurant equipment and fit-outs are expensive, and a lot of restaurant owners don’t have the immediate capital available in case something needs replacing. Financing can help you purchase the equipment you need without draining your cash reserves or disrupting your daily operations. Here are some tips on how to use business loans for restaurant equipment financing:

 

  1. Determine your needs: Before applying for a loan, assess your equipment needs. Make a list of the equipment you need, including the type, brand, and model number. Consider your budget, the age and condition of your existing equipment, and any regulatory requirements.
  2. Research your options: Once you know what you need, research your finance options. Compare rates, terms, and fees to get the best deals (we can help you with this and match you with the most competitive lenders).
  3. Apply for credit: Once you’ve found a suitable lender, complete the loan application process. Be prepared to provide detailed financial information about your business if needed, including income statements, balance sheets, and cash flow statements. The lender may also require information about the equipment you plan to purchase, depending on the type of finance you’re applying for (e.g., asset finance).
  4. Purchase the equipment: Once you’ve secured financing, purchase the equipment you need from a reputable supplier. Make sure the equipment meets all regulatory requirements and comes with a warranty.

 

After this, you can pay your loan in the agreed timeframe with the predetermined repayment terms. If you have any questions about the equipment finance process, speak to a member of our team.

Deciding whether to lease or buy equipment can be challenging, but there are a few general things you should consider to make your decision:
Leasing:
Leasing equipment can provide you with access to high-quality equipment while reducing upfront costs. Leases typically include maintenance and repair services which can be advantageous, and some agreements offer flexibility in the way of allowing you to upgrade to newer equipment at the end of the lease term. Leasing is also the most tax efficient way of borrowing, as you are able to offset the whole payment against your tax liability.
Hire Purchase:
Financing equipment via a hire purchase agreement can be a good option for restaurants that are looking to own the equipment outright at the end of the agreement. You will likely need to have put down at least a 10% deposit, as well as pay all of the VAT upfront, so bear this in mind when deciding which option is best for the business.
Considerations:
When deciding between leasing and HP, it’s essential to consider factors like your restaurant’s financial situation, long-term equipment needs, and whether you want to own the piece of kit at the end of the agreement. If you need to conserve cash flow, you may benefit from leasing, but if you have the capital to put down a deposit, you may prefer this route as it is more cost effective in the long run. Our team of finance experts can help you assess your equipment financing options and determine the best approach for your restaurant’s unique needs.
Before you take out any type of business loan, it’s important to understand the interest rates and repayment methods associated with your loan in order to manage your finances effectively. Here are some key factors to keep in mind, although do remember that these can vary from lender to lender:

 

  • Interest Rates: The interest rate is the cost of borrowing the money from the lender. It’s essential to compare interest rates between different lenders to ensure you’re getting the best deal. The interest rate can be fixed or variable. A fixed rate remains the same throughout the loan’s term, while a variable rate can fluctuate based on market conditions.
  • Repayment Methods: There are various repayment methods available to restaurant owners, such as monthly payments, weekly payments, or automatic deductions from credit card sales. It’s crucial to select a repayment method that aligns with your business’s cash flow to avoid any financial strain.
  • Early Repayment: Some lenders may allow you to repay your loan early without penalty. This can save you money on interest charges and help you pay off the loan faster. However, it’s essential to check if there are any prepayment penalties before agreeing to the loan terms.
  • Late Payment Fees: It’s important to be aware of any late payment fees associated with your loan. Late payments can negatively impact your credit score and result in additional fees.

 

By understanding the interest rates and repayment methods associated with your loan, you can effectively manage your finances and ensure you can repay your loan on time.

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Pub and Restaurant business loans: FAQs

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The amount you can borrow with a pub/restaurant business loan depends on several factors, such as your credit score, revenue, and the type of loan. Generally, at Aurora Capital, we work with lenders offering loans ranging from £10k to £500k.

The interest rate for a pub/restaurant business loan varies based on the lender, the loan amount, and your creditworthiness, with most lenders starting from around 7.5% per annum.

The time it takes to get approved for a pub/restaurant business loan varies based on the lender and the loan type. At Aurora Capital, our application process is fast, with most lenders approving applications in 48 hours. That being said, it’s essential to prepare all the necessary documentation, such as accounting information and a business plan if needed, to prevent any stalls in the process.

The collateral requirements for a pub/restaurant business loan vary based on the lender and the loan type. Some lenders may require collateral such as equipment, property, or inventory, while others may offer unsecured loans where no collateral is needed.

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