Leon Nel, Executive Chef & Owner

“For restaurants and other small businesses, it can be a challenge to access the capital you need for growth. Banks often don’t see the potential. So you can have a dream, and a history of success to support it, but still not receive the finance.

When we wanted to expand our country restaurant into a function and event venue, we went to Merchant Capital. Functions are one of the few recession-proof businesses out there, so I wanted to finance a major expansion into a stand-alone function brand, but without using the restaurant’s capital. The Merchant Capital process was dead easy. I supplied bank statements, my auditor answered some questions, I signed the contract and a week later the funds were available. Also, the service is brilliant: efficient, quick and professional. All promises are realised and after hours stuff is done. Everything is spot-on.”

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