John’s Fifo Capital work isn’t just about financing businesses; it’s about helping business owners realise their potential.
John goes far beyond simply supplying capital – he is passionate about helping businesses grow and helps his clients prosper by providing innovative and properly structured cash flow solutions.
Prior to joining Fifo Capital, John held various senior positions in other finance institutions where he specialised in working capital, invoice finance facilities.
John enjoys how varied and fast moving his business is, and, as a result, focuses intently on providing exceptional customer service and response times. Dealing directly with business owners, John can make quick decisions – no red tape, no credit committees, no fuss.
“It was a pleasure to work with John and Donald in the setting up of our Fifo Capital facility, the process was completed and our first invoice funded and paid out within 3 days. Everything was done in a competent, professional and friendly manner and I would definitely recommend Fifo Capital to any business looking for competitively priced ad hoc or spot Invoice Financing.”
Simon Taylor GM – Fluid Science Limited.
“It was a pleasure working with John and Donald in setting up our Fifo Capital facility; especially as this was completed in a very short timeframe over Christmas, during which the Fifo team worked tirelessly to complete matters in a professional and friendly manner. I am pleased to recommend John, Donald and the Fifo Capital team; whom I am in no doubt will deliver a long and, or short term financing solution for your business”.
Mark Baker CEO – Kinetica Group Ltd.
“Back in January I received an email from Loide Costa, Account Executive at the Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce. Loide was emailing me to see if I would be happy for an introduction to another GMCC member, John Blackmore of Fifo Capital. Without hesitation I replied positively and said I would love to meet John for a coffee.
As a Broker I meet a lot of lenders throughout the course of the year, some good, some bad, but John really came across as a knowledgable, passionate and proactive bloke.
When I met John I was having difficulty in sourcing a selective invoice finance facility for a Plant Hire business. It was great to hear John say the client sounded perfect for Fifo and that he was keen on writing the business. Most of the other invoice finance lenders were unhappy to lend against the debt because of reputational risk (activities of debtor), problems getting bad debt protection limits and through to the right people for verification of invoice.
John applied common sense, came to visit the client with me and was happy to work with their invoice process.
In summary, I find Fifo really easy to deal with, John runs his own book meaning my clients will ever only have to deal with him. He is Manchester based meaning he is local to me, most of my clients and their debtors. Once the facility is in place there are no costs unless the client sells him invoices. He will arrange Bad Debt Protection for invoices whether Fifo purchase them or not. Invoices are generally purchased on the same day as offered dependent on debt verification timing and invoices can be offered for sale at any point during the invoice cycle, thus offering reduced costs, so long as they are not past due.
So pick the phone up to John and see if Fifo can help your business today. They certainly helped mine.”