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6 Questions to Ask Your Personal Guarantee Insurer

Posted by Todd Davison on Jun 20, 2022 4:08:49 PM

Taking out a business loan is no simple matter. There’s a lot of money on the line, which is why it’s important that your assets are properly protected in the event that your business becomes insolvent.

When signing a personal guarantee in support of the business loan, you can choose to protect yourself by purchasing personal guarantee insurance.

As part of this process, you are well within your rights to make enquiries before you commit to a particular insurer’s policy, but how do you check whether an insurance company is safe and reliable?

Our specialists have put together a series of questions that you can ask your potential personal guarantee insurance provider to ensure that they are the safest and most reliable choice.

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Topics: #pgi, #personalguarantee, #personalguaranteeinsurance, #commercial finance, #bankruptcy

Government cautioned over new recovery loan scheme

Posted by Todd Davison on Jun 2, 2022 6:00:00 AM

Following news that UK ministers are poised to launch a new £3bn recovery loan scheme that will require business owners to provide personal guarantees, Todd Davison, MD of Purbeck Personal Guarantee Insurance has cautiously welcomed the move but is urging the Government to ensure SMEs are under no illusions about the risks given the current challenges many businesses are facing.

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Topics: #pgi, #personalguarantee, #personalguaranteeinsurance, #commercial finance, #bankruptcy

When Is a Director Held Personally Liable for Company Debts?

Posted by Todd Davison on May 31, 2022 2:17:58 PM

While company status often offers protection to a business director, there are certain circumstances when directors may be held personally liable.

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Topics: #pgi, #personalguarantee, #personalguaranteeinsurance, #commercial finance, #bankruptcy

Builders are taking out more personal guarantee backed loans but debt mountain may have passed its peak

Posted by Todd Davison on May 16, 2022 11:33:12 AM
    • -> Personal Guarantee Backed Loan Applications by Small Builders/Contractors up 58%
    • -> Loans for ‘working capital’ up 78%
    • -> Average loan value falls by £23,000

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Topics: #pgi, #personalguarantee, #personalguaranteeinsurance, #commercial finance, #bankruptcy

Applications for personal guarantee backed small business loans up 50%

Posted by Todd Davison on May 16, 2022 11:30:30 AM
    • Applications for Personal Guarantee Insurance to support business funding rose 50.5% Q1 2022 vs Q1 2021
      In March 2022, the number of applications doubled those received in March 2021. 
      • 35% of finance applications with a personal guarantee attached are for ‘Working Capital’
      • Applications for personal guarantee insurance to support funding for ‘Working Capital’ up 88% vs Q1 2021
      • The average loan rises 22%, from £142,718 in Q1 2021 to £174,104 Q1 2022
      • Finance applications for business development up 69%
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Topics: #pgi, #personalguarantee, #personalguaranteeinsurance, #commercial finance, #bankruptcy

1 in 3 Small Business Owners became Personal Guarantors in 2020 - 22% haven't told their spouse or partner

Posted by Todd Davison on Jun 7, 2021 3:54:10 PM

June 2021: The personal financial risk of becoming a personal guarantor for a business loan has become a fact of life for 1 in 3 small business owners but it’s also a secret for 1 in 5. This is according to a new survey of 1000 SME business owners and directors[i] by Purbeck Personal Guarantee Insurance, provider of the UK’s only Personal Guarantee Insurance.

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Topics: #pgi, #commercial finance, #SMEs

54% of SMEs need cash to survive – over half are banking on the Recovery Loan Scheme

Posted by Todd Davison on May 10, 2021 2:36:07 PM

Credit cards and overdrafts prove to be lifelines for SMEs in Pandemic

 

  • -> 54% of SMEs need to secure new finance in 2021, of these, 54% will apply for a loan through the Recovery Loan Scheme
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  • -> 34% think the Government hasn’t done enough to support small businesses
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  • -> 43% saw a fall of more than 25% in business income in 2020


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Topics: #pgi, #personalguarantee, #personalguaranteeinsurance, #commercial guarantee, #commercial finance, #bankruptcy

58% of SMEs in need could be excluded from Recovery Loan Scheme

Posted by Todd Davison on Apr 8, 2021 11:01:33 AM

Funding through Personal Guarantee backed loans could be only option.

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Topics: #pgi, #personalguarantee, #personalguaranteeinsurance, #commercial guarantee, #commercial finance, #bankruptcy

Small businesses urged to heed the warning signs of insolvency

Posted by Todd Davison on Mar 15, 2021 2:16:02 PM

Interest on average Personal Guarantee backed loan through CBILS could reach £327,000.

The Office of Budget Responsibility has predicted a default rate of 40.4% on BBL and CBIL finance to SMEs, with £27.2 billion of loans expected to be written off[i].  Purbeck Personal Guarantee Insurance, provider of the UK’s only Personal Guarantee Insurance to SME business owners and directors, is urging the 59%[ii] of businesses revealed to have borrowed more than 20% of their turnover, to calculate their repayments and heed the insolvency warning signs.

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Topics: #pgi, #personalguarantee, #personalguaranteeinsurance, #commercial guarantee, #commercial finance, #bankruptcy

CBILS loans worth £1.22bn revealed to have Personal Guarantee attached

Posted by Todd Davison on Feb 4, 2021 12:28:25 PM
    • CBILS loans worth £1.22bn revealed to have Personal Guarantee attached, average loan 300% more than UK house value at £766,000:

    • -> Freedom of Information request exposes high personal risk to SME owners
    • -> Average loan value £766,000
    • SME business owners could be on the hook for over £150,000 if their business fails
    • -> 39% of SMEs not aware of Personal Guarantee risks[i]
    • -> Concerns over size of loan repayments and awareness of personal guarantee risks
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Topics: #pgi, #personalguarantee, #personalguaranteeinsurance, #commercial finance, #bankruptcy

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