For sole traders
& partnerships

  • Asset Finance & Business Loans

  • A Professional & Friendly Service

  • A Broker with Multiple Funding Options

Dedicated finance for sole traders and small partnerships

Dedicated to providing loans, asset and equipment finance to sole traders and partnerships.

We understand that the finance needs of smaller UK businesses are very different to the large corporates and you face very different challenges. Portman Financial Services has been designed specifically to help, offering business loans, hire purchase and lease agreements. Only working with UK sole traders and partnerships, we are able to offer a tailored experience to help you obtain the finance you need.

Need help with your business finance

If you need to boost your cashflow, cover operational costs or purchase any kind of equipment for your business, enquire online and one of our small business account managers will call to discuss your needs.

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Our Process is Quick and Simple

How does business finance work?

When you’re running a business, arranging finance for large purchases or boosting cashflow with a business loan can be time consuming and stressful. Portman can save you time by reviewing your requirements and finding the most suitable funder on our panel. Your dedicated Account Manager will sort most of the admin for you and guide you through the process, letting you focus on running your business.


1. Register your interest

Simple enquiry form, does not affect your credit score.


2. A quick chat

A dedicated Account Manager will call to discuss your goals, your situation and request appropriate documents.


3. We approach our funders

We use our panel to find the best funding options, complete proposals and make applications.


4. If accepted, your funds are released

If the applications are successful and you accept, funds are quickly released.

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What solutions do we offer?

Fast, flexible finance for all your business needs

Asset Finance ?
Lease Finance ?
Hire Purchase ?
Business Loans ?
Refinance ?

Asset Finance

Asset finance includes equipment leasing, hire purchase and equity release as three ways to obtain funding for business purchases. 

  • Grow when your business needs to
  • Flexible options to obtain the finance you need
  • Fixed, competitive rates for your business
  • Soft, hard and existing assets

Lease Finance

Through our panel of lenders we offer flexible payment terms for business leasing, reducing large initial outlays and protecting cashflow. 

  • Buy what you need now
  • Competitive rates tailored to your business
  • Fixed repayments, flexible structure
  • Soft & hard assets

Hire Purchase

Finance with a guaranteed option of ownership, usually requires an initial deposit and payment of VAT upfront. 

  • Tailored deposit and repayment plan
  • Option to purchase
  • Best where the useful life of the asset exceeds the finance term
  • Popular for commercial vehicles

Business Loans

Business loans are a cash injection. Often used to cover operational or premises costs, refurbishment, stock or boost cashflow. 

  • Competitive rates tailored to your business
  • Loans available for most business purposes
  • An alternative to unarranged overdrafts and credit cards
  • Smooth cashflow fluctuations


Equipment refinance allows you to release capital from an asset already in the business, boosting operational cashflow 

  • Release equity from high value assets
  • Secure finance against recent purchases
  • Sell and lease-back hard assets
  • Retain the use of your asset

Finance experts at your fingertips

As SME specialists, we know how close you are to your business, so we make personal service a priority. You’ll get a dedicated Account Manager to handle your application from start to finish.


Keep your business ahead of the game

Customers increasingly demand the latest trends and technology. As a business owner, you can’t afford to be superseded by the competition with better tech and capabilities. With our support, you can get ahead and stay there.


A flexible approach to commercial finance

Whether its equipment finance, asset finance, leasing or business loans, our approach is flexible and creative. We work exclusively with sole traders and partnerships and will make time to really understand what you are trying to achieve.


Portman Finance Group

Portman Financial Services is part of Portman Finance Group who have arranged £1 Billion in funding for well over 12,000 UK businesses during the last 15 years.

Portman Finance Group

A professional, personal service every time

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Excellent service

A very straight forward, and super speedy, service. We were assigned to Andrew and he really could not have be more professional and helpful. He took time to understand what we were looking for and based on that came up with the best possible route. Highly recommend!!

Lottie Elmehagen
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Worked hard to find the right deal

Rob worked hard to find the right product for me and get everything in place. He gave some good advice with regards to the products on the market. Very happy with the service and the regular updates.

Tony Lewis
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Simple process with quick turnaround

Portman, and Jack in particular, were easy to deal with and helped with some medium term funding requirements. The whole process was fairly straightforward and needed little work on our part. Definitely recommend.

Mel Wright
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Excellent service from Portman

I have used Portman Asset Finance before and I was pleased with the service I received the first time. When I contact them this time I spoke to Daniel Cooper who was really helpful and kept to his word and promises. I can not fault the service I received and I would highly recommend them. Much better than HSBC who I bank with.

Ross Wilkins

Excellent / 500+ reviews

Established for more than 2 years
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Finance for UK Sole Traders and Partnerships