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Optimum Finance increases funding capability

8 December 2022
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Bristol-based invoice finance provider Optimum Finance has increased its funding capability by 25 per cent following a successful year driven by substantial growth and new client acquisition.

The increase in funding capability will allow the firm to extend higher value facilities based on larger unpaid invoices to more businesses looking to finance for growth, expansion and business continuity.

With the financial pressures of a ‘Cost-of-Business Crisis’, driven by increased fuel and energy bills, rising inflation and interest rates, invoice finance has become an essential cashflow management tool for many businesses, allowing Optimum to continue with its expansion plans despite – or perhaps even because of – wider economic challenges.

In the first half of 2022, client turnover increased by 60 per cent and client numbers increased by more than a quarter.

Ant Persse, Chief Executive, says the increased funding potential will open the doors for more businesses as an inevitable recession looms: “Millions of pounds are currently tied up in unpaid invoices and with economic crisis on the horizon, this ‘inaccessible’ cash could be a lifeline to businesses struggling to make ends meet.

“With 25 per cent more funding capability, we can unlock more of this cash giving more businesses a way to access funds when they need it.

In 2022 Optimum achieved the milestone of £500 million in funding advanced to business against more than 400,000 invoices. The performance outlined above has also assisted Optimum in achieving significant increases in both revenue and profitability.


Nicky Godding is editor of The Business Magazine. Before her journalism career, she worked mainly in public relations moving into writing when she was invited to launch Retail Watch, a publication covering retail and real estate across Europe.

After some years of constant travelling, she tucked away her passport and concentrated on business writing, co-founding a successful regional business magazine. She has interviewed some of the UK’s most successful entrepreneurs who have built multi-million-pound businesses and reported on many science and technology firsts.

She reports on the region’s thriving business economy from start-ups, family businesses and multi-million-pound corporations, to the professionals that support their growth and the institutions that educate the next generation of business leaders.

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