Introducing Finance to Your Customer

Financing can be a powerful tool for businesses of all sizes, especially in the media production industry. Financing offers greater financial flexibility as you pay a regular, affordable, fixed amount in return for exactly what your organisation needs to build and enhance your studio. Financing keeps working capital available for other needs, establishing a stronger balance sheet and easing cashflow. Additionally, financing studio investments can unlock significant tax benefits not available when using cash.

Businesses can strategically use finance to manage their budgets more effectively by splitting their expenses into two distinct sections. Initially, they can allocate direct funds to cover the costs of design and construction, ensuring that the foundational elements of their studio are firmly in place. This approach allows for immediate capital investment in the critical infrastructure needed to get the project off the ground.

Simultaneously, businesses can leverage finance services to spread the cost of essential equipment, including cameras, lighting, and set design elements, over manageable monthly payments. This not only alleviates the burden of substantial upfront costs but also allows businesses to invest in high-quality, cutting-edge technology that enhances the overall production value.

By financing these components, businesses can maintain liquidity and ensure continuous cash flow, all while benefiting from the immediate use of top-tier equipment and design features that can drive their projects’ success.

Meet our financial partner Bluestone

“At Bluestone we are committed to your success, whether you’re a sole trader, running an SME or seeking finance for a multinational corporation. We are an independent, award-winning team of finance professionals with more than 25 years of industry expertise and experience, and we take pride in our ethical and consultative approach when securing finance to unlock your organisation’s potential.”

  • Access to the UK’s largest funding panel
  • Lenders for all project types & sizes
  • Speedy credit decisions
  • Dedicated account manager & internal support team
  • FCA accredited
  • Providing award-winning service & support for over 25 years
  • Personalised service
  • Apply online via the Bluestone Portal

Securing the finance that you need to move forward does not need to be a complex or lengthy process. Whether you are looking for an instant (no-obligation) quote or want to submit a finance application, Bluestone’s innovative online system, the Bluestone Portal, makes the task simple and quick. Visit Bluestone’s website here for more information.

Why finance?

Retain capital in your business

Locking capital away in depreciating assets is no longer necessary. Free up cash to be deployed elsewhere, working harder for your organisation and delivering true returns.

Accelerate your growth plans

Make investment decisions based on your needs and not limited by constrained budgets which might otherwise restrict what you can achieve.

Spread cost & risk

Finance allows you to match your costs in line with the return on investment of your projects minimising the risk to your business.

100% financing available

Combine all your project costs, including fees, labour, and delivery charges into one low, fixed monthly payment.

Tax savings available

For private sector organisations, finance provides a highly attractive, 100% tax deductible solution. Those that are subject to higher tax rates have even more to save.

Fixed costs to help you budget

Your payments are affordable and fixed for the duration of the agreement, so there are no hidden surprises or exposure should interest rates rise in the future.

Considerations when using finance

Although finance can bring several benefits, Bluestone is committed to ensuring that we only arrange finance that is in your organisation’s best interests; we are committed to transparency in the services we provide. With that in mind, before committing to a finance agreement, here are some factors to consider.

Interest and fees

Financing will involve paying interest and, in some cases, other fees may be applicable, but the interest will be fixed and covered in your repayment schedule and any other fees agreed, so you will have full visibility.

Legal obligations

Finance is a fixed financial agreement, i.e., if you agree to a 5-year repayment plan, you have a legal obligation to make all the payments in full and in a timely manner. Failure to do so could put you or your organisation in a position of increased financial obligation. Your account manager will work with you to ensure you do not commit to anything that is unaffordable.

Terms and conditions

It is essential that you read and fully understand what you are agreeing to before committing to any finance agreement. Be sure to examine the terms and conditions thoroughly and ask your Bluestone account manager if you have any questions.

What type of equipment are you investing in?

In the case of asset finance, it is important to know that it may not be the most cost-effective option if you are investing in assets that will appreciate in value.

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