Vat Finance
Bespoke VAT loans


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Over 250 funding lines

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Decisions within 48 hours

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Funds within 48 hours of acceptance

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Borrow from £2,000

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3 month to 1 year terms

Loan Amounts and Funding Terms


Loan Terms

Loan terms between 3 months and 1 year with fixed monthly payments


Loan Amounts

Loan amounts over £2,000

Eligibility Criteria


Loan Purpose

Do you have a HMRC VAT bill?


Company Status

Are you a UK registered business?


Trading Time

Have you been trading for at least 12 months?

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VAT Loans

VAT loans are a type of business funding used to pay VAT bills and reduce the impact of costly late payment fines. Using finance can spread the cost of a VAT bill and improve company cash flow, which in turn can allow for increased competitiveness, growth and expansion.

We assist VAT registered companies and borrowers to increase their spending power by obtaining the best funding options and facilities, quickly and efficiently, whilst ensuring your company requirements are fully catered for.

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How to apply for a VAT loan?


Quick Applications

Fill out our application form in less than 5 minutes


Dedicated Support

Your application will be allocated to your dedicated case manager


Quick Responses

Your case manager will be in touch within 4 working hours


Minimal Paperwork

They will collect all required documents to process your application


Quick Decisions

You will receive a decision within 48 hours in most circumstances


Fast Payouts

You will receive your funds within 48 hours of acceptance in most circumstances

The Benefits of VAT Finance


Flexible Terms and Borrowing Amounts

VAT loans are a flexible solution to financing your HMRC VAT liabilities.

Borrowing amounts are restricted to the value of the VAT bill.

VAT loans can be taken on a rolling basis every quarter.


Speed of Approvals

VAT finance applications and approvals are quick to process.

With no need for charges on assets or debentures, decisions are made based on you meeting the lenders eligibility criteria.

Many lenders will approve applications within 24 hours, provided that all the required documents are provided at the time of application.


Reduced Paperwork

As you are not using security or collateral when making the application there is less paperwork that needs to be completed.

In order to apply you only need your HMRC VAT bill, business bank account statements and business financial reports such as your profit and loss statements along with proof of identity.


No Risk to Assets*

Loans on an unsecured basis do not use collateral as part of the credit agreement, meaning your assets are not at risk in the first instance. Instead the loan is approved on the basis of your financial health and credit rating.

*In most cases a personal guarantee is required to secure the finance to protect the lender in the event of a default. Luckily, there are a range of personal guarantee insurance products available for businesses using unsecured finance.

With HMRC imposing a fine of up to 15% of your bill for late or non-payment of VAT bills, the use of a VAT loan can reduce the impact and increase your spending power.

Given the current economic climate, we feel that offering fixed monthly payments over 3 months to 1 year terms, can give you a vital cash injection, which in turn can give you the competitive edge by allowing existing funds to be used elsewhere within your organisation.

If your company does not have enough time to pay it's VAT bill, the use of a finance facility can be tax efficient funding, as your repayments may be offset against taxable profit.

RLA Capital can offer specially tailored VAT loans designed to help your company manage its cash flow more effectively.

With a wide range of versatile funding solutions available, we can help source the most suitable funding facility to meet your requirements with access to some of the best facilities on the market we feel we can be competitive against any genuine quote.

View our full range of business finance facilities here

Frequently Asked Questions

How long does it take before I get decision on my VAT finance application?

As little as 24 hours in most cases.

How long can you spread a VAT loan over?

Typically 3 months as in almost all cases there is a VAT bill to pay every quarter.

Can a VAT loan be taken every quarter?

Yes, credit depending (note you’re not obliged to take the facility every quarter).

Can I finance my VAT bill after I have paid it?

Yes, you can finance your VAT bill up to 14 days after you have paid it.

Can I finance a VAT bill after the VAT due date?

Yes, you can finance a VAT bill up to 14 days after its due date.

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