DEALER INVENTORY LOANS
We offer short term loans to traders and retailers in the watch and jewellery industries. Loans available from £20,000 to £2 million with competitive interest rates and terms from 3 to 12 months.
AN ALTERNATIVE FUNDING SOLUTION
Traditional banks have reduced their exposure to the watch trade in recent years, which has impacted dealers ability to support the growth of their operations. We are a specialist lending company offering tailored financing solutions for businesses in the watch industry. Our loan allows dealers to release the value in their existing luxury asset inventory.
- Tailored loan agreements to fit your precise requirements
- Competitive interest rates
- Alternative solution to selling inventory at reduced prices to raise funds
- Continue to market the inventory while it is under loan
- No credit checks or impact on affordability
- Fast funding
How Our Inventory Loan Works
3 simple steps to securing working capital for your business.
You will be contacted by your allocated account manager to discuss your loan requirements and arrange an appraisal with our specialists. We offer appraisal appointments at our centre in Central London. We also offer a home visit or alternative location appraisal service.
Your allocated account manager will work with you to structure a tailored loan agreement. Once this has been finalised and signed, the funds are transferred to your bank account. Once you redeem the loan, your luxury assets are returned to you.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Your questions answered.
Who is Suros Capital?
Suros Capital is a specialist lending company offering loans secured against luxury assets. The group we are part of has lent over £200 million against luxury assets since 2010, and we are funded by a leading institutional alternative asset manager.
Why do watch dealers require funding?
There are many different reasons why dealers use our loan to overcome short-term liquidity issues. Usually, the funds are needed for working capital purposes such as:
- Acquiring new inventory
- Supporting a new business opportunity
- Paying a business tax bill
- Paying suppliers or staff
- Paying for marketing activities
Why do dealers use you rather than a bank?
Many dealers, particularly those with short trading history, find it challenging to access capital through a bank and rely on self-financing their business. As a result, some dealers with liquidity challenges resort to selling their inventory at reduced prices to raise money. They are not aware they can release the value in their stock to secure funding for their business. We offer a bespoke financial solution to help dealers fill this void.
How quickly can you provide funding?
We can provide funding in 24 to 72 hours as the loan is secured against the value of the inventory the dealer wants to use as security for the loan. This allows us to provide funding at unrivalled speed, whereas traditional financing routes are usually much slower.
What happens if I sell some of my inventory during the loan?
If you sell some of your inventory during the loan, you can get your watches back straight away by either swapping in watches of a similar value or by redeeming the loan in full. We can then prepare a new agreement for your other inventory.
How do you ensure inventory is safe and secure?
Watches are stored in our highly secure vaults where they are routinely checked and examined throughout the duration of the loan.
Examples of how we have supported dealers.
FINANCING AN INVENTORY PURCHASE FOR A WATCH DEALER
We helped a watch dealer release £120,000 from their existing watch inventory so they could take advantage of an opportunity to acquire a selection of new watches. The dealer wanted to retain ownership of their existing Rolex and Patek Phillippe stock rather than selling to raise the funds, as they were confident the watches would continue to appreciate in value at a higher rate than the cost of borrowing from us. Notably, this allowed the dealer to continue trading by adding more fast-moving stock to his inventory.
ASSISTING A DIAMOND DEALER WITH A WORKING CAPITAL CHALLENGE
We helped a diamond and jewellery dealer avoid a potential liquidity crisis by providing them with a £210,000 loan as they waited on an outstanding payment from a retail customer. The dealer is still able to continue to market the items for sale through their online portal and reduce the loan as items are sold, or upon receiving the outstanding payment from their client, with the remaining items being returned as the loan is settled.
Our Business Development team is available to help with your enquiries.
We are a specialist lending company providing loans secured against luxury assets. The group we are part of has lent over £200 million against luxury assets since 2010, and we are funded by Crestline Investors, Inc.(‘Crestline’), an institutional alternative asset manager.
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