It has been brought to our attention that a scam loans company called Loan4Help has been committing fraud by claiming to offer or advance “loans” to borrowers whilst pretending to be a trading company of Finance and Credit Corporation Limited. It is not. Loan4Help has absolutely no connection to Finance and Credit Corporation Limited.

It has also come to our attention that a third party has been contacting borrowers on a fraudulent basis by purporting to be Finance and Credit Corporation Limited and claiming to offer or advance “loans” to borrowers. This third party has been contacting borrowers on an unsolicited basis via the following email address: . Please note that our company Finance and Credit Corporation Limited is in no way connected with the third party and does not use or operate that email address.

These operations have been cold calling and emailing members of the public, fraudulently pretending to be or to be connected with Finance and Credit Corporation Limited, asking for upfront fees from borrowers and advancing monies in relation to purported “loans”. They have also sent documents to borrowers which fraudulently claim to contain the signature of the Managing Director of our company.

These operations have also been using the following telephone numbers to contact consumers: 0203 129 2514 and 0238 106 0723. They may also have been operating from other telephone numbers and email addresses.

Please note that Finance and Credit Corporation Limited does not cold call, send unsolicited signed “loan agreements” or ask for upfront fees. We strongly suggest that you call our Managing Director Elio Astone on 020 7722 7547 in advance of proceeding with any “loan” or if you have any further questions.

If you are contacted by Loan4Help, or any of the companies which appear to be involved in these frauds, you should also report them to Action Fraud on 0300 123 2040.

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Fincorp is one of the UK's most established and respected bridging loan companies. For more than 25 years the company has been providing 1st and 2nd charge bridging finance on residential properties in London and Southern England. Our bridging loans vary typically between £100,000 and £10 million, and we lend up to 70% value of the property secured on the property. And because you deal only with decision-makers, your bridging loan requirements are always dealt with quickly and with the minimum of fuss.

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A quarter of a million British children will have the chance to see their drawings on the cover of a Christmas card this Christmas, thanks to “old school” property lender Fincorp.

Art Projects for Schools is a Whitstable-based printing company run by chief executive Dan Dickey, aged 60. His firm is working with 2,500 primary schools in the UK and abroad this year to transform children’s artwork into more than 6 million Christmas cards as well as mugs, T-shirts and calendars.

Every year, the company sees a huge spike in revenue through October and November, as parents and teachers gear up for the festive season – great for kids around Britain who are thrilled to see their designs mass-produced. But it’s been a harder ride for Mr Dickey.

He said: “There are very obvious reasons for my business seeing a cash flow peak in the autumn and anyone looking at the company with an ounce of common sense would be able to identify that. But we have struggled, like so many printing businesses, to get around the ‘computer says no’ mentality of banks.”

Three years ago he turned to bridging lender Fincorp to design a cash flow strategy that worked for both his business and the lender. This year he borrowed £550,000 secured against a third party country estate in Hertfordshire at a 25 per cent loan to value.

He said: “This money allows my business to run in the months that we don’t see cash peaks and it’s helped pave the way for me to reinvest in the company and establish a commercial printing capability that will help us smooth out our cash flow peaks and troughs. Fincorp also knows that come autumn, they’ll get that cash back in bulk due to our revenue spike.”

Matthew Anderson, director at London-based short-term finance lender Fincorp, said: “We just had to talk to Mr Dickey for half an hour to get a grip on what his challenge in the business was. By partnering with him and identifying stable security he could borrow against, we were glad to have been able to support a business like his. He doesn’t just print Christmas cards; Art Projects for Schools also offers training and support for teachers to promote children’s creativity. These sorts of businesses give so much more than money back to society – it’s important that they are supported financially, especially when there are so many flexible ways to fund business financing.”

Mr Dickey’s story comes as the National Association of Commercial Finance Brokers launches ‘Love Lending Week’, which will run from 3 to 7 November in a bid to raise awareness of the many smaller finance businesses that provide critical support to Britain’s local businesses and help for them to grow.

Marcus Grimshaw, chairman of the NACFB, said: “Love Lending Week celebrates the fantastic work that independent brokers and lenders are doing across the country to help small businesses access finance. SMEs often struggle when it comes to securing funding, so we want to generate awareness about the range of finance options on offer for businesses in the UK and encourage institutions to keep on lending.”

To find out how to get involved with Love Lending Week and get more information about how you could secure finance for your small business, visit and check out the campaign on Twitter using #LoveLending