Key Benefits for SME

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UK government-regulated

Established since 2007 by the UK government, the Tier 1 Entrepreneur visa scheme has supported the needs of SMEs for funding and talents.

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Chinese market

Companies with an existing China focus or future ambitions to target one of the world’s biggest markets can readily tap into the skills and business networks of Chinese investors.

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Unsecured loan*

The funding from each investor is at least £200,000, with no personal guarantees or debentures required.

Funding can also be provided in the form of equity investment.

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5-year capital repayment holiday

The exceptionally long period provides immediate cashflow benefits and a sustainable way for the businesses to fund their growth plans.

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Low interest rate

Fixed throughout the funding period, the interest rate is at a highly competitive 3 – 5%** typically.

The interest rate is subject to final agreement between the business and investor.

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Supports co-investment

The Tier 1 Entrepreneur visa scheme supports co-investment for growth and gives companies the flexibility of diversifying their funding options and managing timeframes.

Case Studies

InfusionTech

www.infusiontechsystems.com

Innovative 3D printing company with numerous government grants awarded for its 3D data capture technology

Manufacturing

Expede IT

www.expede.it

Delivering technology-supported business change for companies to better manage their digital infrastructure.

IT

Ecomnova

www.ecomnova.com

Providing best-of-breed white label gifting websites for major UK retailers and partners.

E-Commerce

Energy Gain UK

www.energygain.co.uk

Specialist in natural energy technologies for the domestic, commercial, public and construction sectors.

Energy

Bri-Tek

www.britektechnologies.com

Pushing the boundaries to achieve quality, innovative and highly energy efficient LED products.

Manufacturing

Synapse Information

www.synapseinformation.com

Revolutionising group financial reporting via cloud-connected multi-user spreadsheets.

IT / Finance
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Funding Options

The Tier 1 Entrepreneur visa scheme offers great flexibility and superior terms compared with other popular funding routes. The table below shows why the scheme is such an attractive fundraising option.

  • Tier 1 Entrepreneur
  • Unsecured?
    Yes
  • Investment Amount
    £200,000
  • Repayment Schedule
    5 Year Repayment Holiday
  • Interest Rate
    Low
  • High Street Bank Loan
  • Unsecured?
    No
  • Investment Amount
    £500+
  • Repayment Schedule
    Immediate

  • Interest Rate
    Medium
  • Bridge Funding
  • Unsecured?
    No
  • Investment Amount
    £50,000+
  • Repayment Schedule
    3 - 12 months

  • Interest Rate
    High
  • P2P Lending
  • Unsecured?
    No
  • Investment Amount
    £5,000 - £500,000
  • Repayment Schedule
    12 - 48 months

  • Interest Rate
    Medium
  • Invoice Financing
  • Unsecured?
    No
  • Investment Amount
    £50,000+
  • Repayment Schedule
    Revolving

  • Interest Rate
    Medium

Our Fees

Our Fees

We only charge a fee when the fundraising is successful. The benefits of engaging with Ying De include:

  • Unlimited choice of investor per investment round
  • Dedicated account manager
  • Fine-tuning of your company's documentations, where required, to assist with the investor’s application to the Home Office
  • Promotion of your company's brand in China