Accountants are key business funding advisers to UK companies


Insights from a survey of businesses on their funding needs and wider concerns, are revealed.

When it comes to making business funding decisions, over half of business leaders reported that accountants are their most important external advisers when considering business finance options. They are twice as important to businesses than commercial finance brokers, while only 6 per cent would consider speaking to a bank directly.

Support and guidance from accountants will be critical over the next 6 months as businesses navigate an uncertain period with more than a third anticipating a cash squeeze. The majority reported that they would turn to invoice finance then bank overdrafts for additional funding whilst 7 per cent would look to their business credit card.

Those businesses unable to remedy their cash squeeze acknowledge compromises will have to be made. The research shows that a third would forfeit expansion plans, a further third said they would forgo launching new products and a fifth would reduce marketing spend.

Darvish Heshejin, Head of Partnerships at MarketInvoice, commented: “Accountants and commercial finance brokers are increasingly becoming the default go-to for companies seeking advice on business finance, especially where funding is required quickly.”

“It’s imperative that these professionals are aware of the wider funding opportunities available to provide the best, most comprehensive advice to their clients and find the solution that fits.”