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Paradigm Reinstatements is a new and uniquely different all trades contractor, operating throughout Scotland in the insurance fire and flood reinstatements sector. Carrying out all types of insurance repairs to properties that have suffered damage, their range of services is unique in Scotland, offering a genuine ‘one-stop-shop’ solution. The Company’s services range from dehumidification/drying of buildings, leak detection, moisture investigation surveys, all trades repairs, removals and storage of contents, asbestos sampling and removal.

The Company has been trading for 2 years and has grown quickly during this time. With a client list of household names within the UK insurance industry including Aviva, Ageas and Legal & General, the Company is on track to achieve an impressive sales target of £700,000 in their second year.

Location – Edinburgh

Loan Purpose – Working Capital

Trading for – 2 years

Target - £40,000

Number of bids – 55

Avg ROI – 9.72%

Background

On paper Paradigm Reinstatements have a very successful business with plenty of work in the pipeline, however, as the Company was a young business and on the basis of their balance sheet, the bank refused to lend. Securing the funding would allow David to devote more time on business development rather than the constant balancing act of managing the Company’s tight finances.

Why they chose us

Paradigm Reinstatements accountant knew that cash flow problems were plaguing the business and recommended crowdlending as an alternative source of finance. Encouraged by this advice, an on-line search resulted in David unearthing LendingCrowd. After signing up as a borrower and passing the necessary credit and risk assessment checks, David embarked on the pitch process.

A happy ending

Paradigm Reinstatements successfully reached their loan target of £40,000 within 3 weeks of the auction start date, securing 36 bids from 22 individual investors.

The funds have also allowed the company to employ a new full time skilled tradesman and one part time admin assistant, meaning they are able to bring more work back in-house, leaving them less reliant on more expensive sub-contractors.

David Hunt, Owner, Paradigm Reinstatements:

"The entire borrowing process with LendingCrowd was first class from start to finish. Helen McKay from the credit team was excellent and we established a great relationship throughout the pitch process."

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