Medical & Dental

  • Expand your treatment range
  • Use the latest technology
  • Invest in patient facilities
  • Capture international patients
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Medical & Dental

  • Expand your treatment range
  • Use the latest technology
  • Invest in patient facilities
  • Capture international patients
Excellent 300+ reviews 4.6 stars 200+ reviews
  • Both a lender and broker

  • Medical & Dental industry finance since 2007

  • Expert personal service

In more usual times, Portman Asset Finance has supported medical and dental service providers to develop and refit surgeries and practices, and keep up with the latest technological advances in diagnostic and treatment equipment. In the wake of COVID, our flexible and bespoke funding solutions are being applied to a broader range of needs as the sectors begin the road to recover lost ground.

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Bridge the gap

The pandemic massively restricted access to many services in both medical and dental practices. Meanwhile, employment and infrastructure costs remained as high as ever. These factors combined to put pressure on cashflow for many in the sector. As we emerge to a more stable, manageable relationship with COVID, demand will likely increase once again. However, the pace of recovery could be dampened as sectors with a higher proportion of employees with access to health insurance, such as airlines, oil and commercial property, have experienced redundancies and businesses are likely to seek ways to reduce the cost of their employee coverage further. For dental clients, sharply rising living costs will, for many, mean checkups and less urgent care requirements will be de-prioritised – put off to another time. Portman can create a package of funding specific to your needs, including supporting cashflow during the coming months of recovery.

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Be competitive

This isn’t about being the cheapest, but private medical and dental care markets are competitive, and competition will only become more acute in the coming months. Private hospitals are creating package prices and fixed consultant fees for certain types of treatment and after care, which allows clients to compare offerings based on overall value. Finance from Portman can be used to engage quality consultants to help you navigate this competitive landscape with compelling packages.

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Cater for rising numbers of overseas patients

There is growing interest and demand in UK healthcare, which the private sector can capitalise on. The NHS is a less attractive route for such audiences as foreign patients are charged upfront (and of course, there are those long waiting lists). The UK’s private healthcare sector is therefore particularly attractive, especially to clients from the Middle East. To cater for this market, some larger practices have invested in their intensive care facilities. But all practices can increase their appeal, with support from Portman Asset Finance. Investment in your digital footprint – a good website that is also available in Arabic for instance; an active social media presence; paid-for advertising and Google adwords. All combine to ensure you are being both seen by all potential markets and appealing to them directly. Investment in your premises to make them modern, comfortable and project a high quality brand is essential. And of course, having the latest state-of-the-art equipment and technology to underline your capabilities and compete with larger practices.

How we support Medical & Dental businesses

Private medical and dental care in the UK may be waking from a forced slumber, but there are opportunities ahead. As the NHS continues to struggle with COVID cases and a considerable backlog for treatment, the private sector will be increasingly called upon to take up the slack. Meanwhile, new markets, such as overseas clientele, present new opportunities, but if you are outside London, you will have to invest wisely to attract their discerning attention.
icon Hire Purchase

Hire purchase usually involves paying the VAT and a deposit up-front. Fixed monthly repayments are then made, affected by whether you pay off the entire loan over the term or chose a final balloon payment. The final option to purchase is guaranteed for a nominal fee, transferring ownership of the asset to the customer.

Hire purchase is well-suited for situations where a company definitely wants to own the item at the end of the term, often where the asset has a significant usable lifespan, a high residual value and will not need to be upgraded.

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icon Lease Finance

Equipment leasing allows a business to acquire hard or soft assets without the upfront costs associated with large purchases. A lender purchases the item, the business then leases it through fixed monthly payments over an agreed term.

Typically, asset finance is provided for high value ‘hard’ assets such as machinery, equipment, or vehicles, but Portman also arranges asset finance for ‘soft’ assets such as IT, fitness, catering, or vending equipment, as well as premises fit-outs, furniture or even air-conditioning.

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icon Business Loans

Business loans are a way of borrowing money, which is repaid in monthly instalments, including interest, over an agreed term. Business loans are a common way to help smooth out cashflow fluctuations and take opportunities where otherwise they could be missed due to a lack of working capital.

Business loans can be secured or unsecured. Portman typically provides unsecured loans which can be more flexible and do not require collateral but are likely to require a personal guarantee. Secured loans are tied to an asset which the lender can claim ownership of if repayments are not made, these may be used in equipment refinance deals.

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icon Start Up Loans

New businesses often need an injection of finance to get them off the ground. Asset finance for new businesses allows you to focus on running your company and bringing in customers, confident that you have the equipment, vehicle or stock you need without the large initial outlay.

Using finance for your equipment means that you preserve the credit card or overdraft for contingency and operating expenses when the unexpected happens.

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icon Equipment Refinance

If you recently bought a high-value item outright but would now prefer to have financed it, we can help with a sale-and-lease-back agreement. If the item is less than 3m old, give us a copy of the invoice and we will calculate the current value. After a few checks and acceptance of the term and monthly repayments, we can give you the cash equivalent of the invoice to put back into the business. You’ll then make fixed monthly payments including interest, whilst your asset earns you money.

If your business owns high value assets that are not currently on finance, subject to a valuation, it is also possible to use them as security for a loan, with lenders offering a cash loan up to a % of the asset’s value.

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icon Recovery Loans – Ending June 30

With no personal guarantee up to £250k, Recovery Loans offer an excellent way of making sure your business gets back on its feet after the effects of the pandemic. Many businesses affected by the Covid-19 pandemic and its restrictions can access the UK government’s Recovery Loan Scheme (RLS), providing UK SMEs with better access to finance.

Recovery Loans can be used for any legitimate business or simply provide cashflow. Up to £350k can be borrowed on terms from 2 to 6 years and with no personal guarantee up to £250k, your personal wealth is not at risk.

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Having the opportunity to offer a lease option on a commercial fit out which covers the partitioning, carpets, and furniture – all of the items you would think you couldn’t lease- is fantastic. It means that our clients can keep the same specification, rather than having to cut down and restrict elements of the project. As a contractor, it also means we can get a deposit up front, which secures our labour and materials.

I gave George at Portman a ring, he was really helpful and laid out all the options. We ended up spreading the payments over three years- it is a very simple, straightforward agreement and the decision was back in 24 hours. The whole Portman experience has been fantastic.

From the first call, they were very friendly and very helpful – our Account Manager guided us along the way for our first finance agreement and we’ve never had a problem since. We used them again for the new press six years down the line.

Portman enabled us to spread the cost of purchasing the equipment for our trampoline park, which meant we could use extra marketing channels and launch the business the way we wanted to. If we hadn’t been able to spread the cost of our initial fit out, we probably wouldn’t be in the position we are today.

My Account Manager, Jordan has helped me out from the top to the bottom and I really appreciate what he has done for me. He’s made it a smooth journey for me and was great at keeping me up to date over the phone and would even respond to emails out of hours which I really appreciated.

With the support from Portman, Georgia opened her stunning restaurant in Chelsea, London and has since received a considerable amount of success, receiving glowing reviews about the food, beautiful location and her hard working team.

Lamen needed the finance to secure his dreams. Lamen was assigned one of our dedicated Account Managers, making his process as simple and easy as possible. Portman were able to provide the finance to lease all his Kitchen Equipment so he could stay ahead in the competitive market.

How does it work?

We make things easy

We know that finance can sometimes be confusing and stressful, but what we do is simple.

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1. Get started in 1 minute.

Enquire without affecting your credit score.

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2. Understanding your business.

A dedicated account manager will discuss your needs and collect documentation.

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3. Our experts do the leg-work.

We find the right deals, complete applications on your behalf and get you a no obligation quote.

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4. Your no-fuss finance is funded.

If accepted, your assets will be bought and delivered or the finance released to your account.

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