Frequently asked questions

How do I get a quote?

By applying online, you can typically get a quote the same day.

In the application, you will be asked to tell us more about your business and your online and/or card terminal sales. This usually takes 5 - 10 minutes and our team are always available to assist if you have any questions.

Once you have been funded by us at least once, you can usually get quotes for additional funding and get the funds transferred the same day that you request it.

What can I use the funding for?

You can use the funding for any business purpose. Most of our merchants use the funding to buy stock, invest in advertising, carry out refurbishments, add a new location, or to manage a temporary disruption such as a lockdown.

What offers can I expect?

Your offers will be based on your online and/or card terminal sales history.

The longer you've been trading and the higher your monthly revenue is, the better your offers will be. We offer up to two times your monthly revenue in funding.

As an example, if you have an ecommerce business that sells for £10,000 each month on average, and you started your business 12 months ago, you could be eligible for £15,000 in funding with a fixed fee of £1,500 and repayment of 20% of your daily sales.

How will I repay?

Repayment will happen automatically as a fixed percentage of daily sales.

For example, if your repayment is 20% of daily sales and you made £1,000 in sales on a given day, then £200 would go towards repayment and £800 would go to you. On days without sales, you will not repay anything.

This means that, unlike traditional business loans with an interest rate that is always ticking, the YouLend Advance adjusts to your cash flows without any extra fees or charges.

Can I make a one-off payment to pay down my advance early?

Yes, you can always make one-off payments free of charge if you would like to.

You don't have to, however. Most merchants prefer the flexibility and free cash flow of simply repaying in accordance with their fixed repayment percentage at no extra cost.