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Finance master class

The banks supporting – Barclays, HSBC, Lloyds Banking Group and Santander – have developed a master class in finance for mentors wanting to enhance their expertise.

The aim is for mentors to help business owners understand the alternative sources of finance that are available to help their businesses thrive and grow and how to access those sources.
The class materials provide information on:

  • sources of finance and what information businesses will need to provide when applying for finance. Not all the lending requirements of businesses can be provided by banks so the master class also features asset finance, equity/business angel finance and trade finance;
  • how prices for lending are determined and the reasons why banks sometimes decline applications;
  • business planning, managing cash flows and risk management.

Watch the Mentor Finance Master Class, which is broken down into 5 sessions, by clicking here to go to Session 1

Session 1 & 2 are available to watch now and the remaining sessions are coming very soon.

Additional information on alternative sources of finance is available at The website is an initiative of the Business Finance Taskforce, the body behind