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How We Conduct Business
Terms and Conditions & Complaints Handling Policy
The following information informs you of the the services provided by GMC Finance Group Ltd, how we conduct business including how we charge for the services we provide. It also sets out policy over the general usage of this web site, our copyright protection and rights of redress should these general and specific rights be abused in any way. We reserve the right to use software that identifies usage, and abuses of intellectual property belonging to GMC Finance Group Ltd. and its affiliates.
HOW WE CONDUCT BUSINESS
GMC Finance Group Ltd. (referred to as ‘ the Company’ ) operates in the market as a Credit Broker , we are not a Lender and we do not lend our own money. As a Credit Broker we provide a range of financial brokerage services to business and personal clients (referred to as ‘the Client’ ). The Company is not tied to any lender or group of lenders and operates on a whole of market basis, we source appropriate financial services and products for our Clients from a broad range number of lending organisations with whom the company has a professional broker agreement. The policy of the Company is to provide our Clients an unbiased and impartial service and to recommend the most appropriate and cost effective financial products matching their declared needs , borrowing requirements and personal / business financial means and circumstances.
OUR DUTY OF CARE AND POLICY ON TREATING CUSTOMERS FAIRLY ( TCF )
The Company works under the control of the Financial Conduct Authority ( FCA ) and is authorised to transact business covered under the Consumer Credit Act 2006. Our authorisation number is : 570063 and details can be found on the FCA register of firms : http://www.fca.org.uk/register/In dealing with Clients our duty of care dictates that it all cases the recommendation we make will be based on the best and most appropriate solution for the client. In supporting the Client we will request fact finding information pertaining to the overall financial means of the Client , Asset and Liability position, credit status and general personal profile. All information provided by Clients is handled in accordance with the Data Protection Act as set out by the Information Commissioners Office under which the Company registration number is : Z93245
DEBT SERVICEABILITY / VULNERABLE CLIENTS POLICY / CLIENT RISKS
Our duty of care and regulatory obligations dictate that in all Client engagements we should take all possible steps to ensure that the following conditions are met: Any product or service we are recommending to a Client can be demonstrated to be adequately affordable to the client without the risk of financial hardship occuring either at the time of engagement or if circumstances change during the term of the loan, lease or mortgage. This is referred to as ' Debt Serviceability Criteria' and if, in the view of the Company, the proposed borrowing requirement cannot be adequately afforded this advice will be provided to the Client. That we take all posisble steps to identify any 'Vulnerable Clients' who, and for whatever reason, may not be in a position to fully understand the terms and conditions of any financial service being requested. In such cases the Company will provide appropriate advice to the Client. That we advise all Clients of the associated risks and possible consequences should they not be able to make the regular scheduled payments during the agreed term for any loan , lease or mortgage taken out.
CREDIT PROFILE SEARCHES
In providing our services it may be necessary for a recommended Lender to complete a formal credit search on a Client and if this is required the Company will always seek the prior approval of the Client before sich a search is carried out.
Links to third party sites
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FREE SERVICES PROVIDED TO THE CLIENT WITHOUT OBLIGATION
A minimum of one free consultation is provided to all Clients, by arrangement this may be conducted either via a telephone conference or a face to face meeting at our offices or the Clients premises.Following the initial consultations and fact finding process the company will advise the client on the most appropriate and cost effective actions to achieve the clients stated financial objectives and borrowing requirements. The advice and recommendations will be delivered to the Client in the form of a summary report issued by the Company. Under normal circumstances the report will contain a recommended Lenders Agreement In Principle ( AIP) or a number of alternative options for consideration to support the borrowing requirement, and also a Funding Services Agreement (FSA). The AIP will contain details of the in principle offer(s) obtained for the client to consider along with lending rates, fees and other charges which may be payable . The FSA will detail the schedule of services to be provided to the Client by the Company should they wish to proceed, the terms of engagement and any fees that the company will charge for providing its services and when these fees fall due. In addition it will point out the risks to the Client should they fail to keep up with the agree payment schedule on any Loan, Lease or Mortgage being arranged on their behalf. There is no obligation on the Client to accept any offer of funding recommended by the Company by way of the summary report and the Company will not apply any charges for the services provided to that point. The client has the opportunity to review the summary report ( AIPand FSA ) as referred to above and to instruct the company to proceed or otherwise. Should the client wish to proceed he will be asked to sign and return the FSA document which is a formal and binding agreement under these terms of business. Upon receipt the company will initiate all necessary action to provision the financial service(s) as outlined in the summary report (AIP and FSA).
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COMMISSIONS RECEIVED AND CHARGES FOR OUR SERVICES
The company derives revenues from commissions paid by the lending organisations and, if deemed appropriate, from fees charged to the client for arranging, packaging and managing finance applications through to successful completion.If a commission payment is to be received from Lenders this will be fully disclosed to the Client and will be stated on the summary report ( AIP and FSA) as referred to above. Any fees charged by the company will only be applied on successful conclusion of the financial service transaction. The definition of ‘successful conclusion’ means the delivery to the Client of a formal offer of funding from a recommended lender pertaining to any loan, equipment lease, commercial mortgage, cashflow solution or any other financial service which has been requested by the Client and under which matter which the Company has received a formal instruction to proceed.
COMPLAINTS HANDLING POLICY
The Company works hard to provide a consistently high level of service to all Clients. Should any Client have a grievance or compalint to make to the Company this should be referred to the Comaony either by telephone : 0800 987 5450 , via e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org ( marking the subject title - Client Complaint) or by letter to : The Managing Director , GMC Finance Group Ltd, 1 Abbey Court , Benedict Drive, Selby, North Yorkshire, YO8 8RY. All complaints regsitered will be acknowledged within 2 business days and all matters relating will be handled either in person by the Managing Director of the Company or by a nominated senior member of staff. Every effort will made to resolve the complaint or grievance as quickly as possible and to the satisfcation of the Client.
Except where expressly provided otherwise by GMC Finance Group Ltd , all comments, feedback, information or materials submitted to GMC Finance Group Ltd through or in association with this Web Site ("Submissions") shall be considered confidential.
You acknowledge that you are responsible for the Submissions that you provide, and that you and not GMC Finance Group Ltd , have full responsibility for the Submissions, including their legality, reliability, appropriateness, originality and copyright.
This Web Site may include inaccuracies or typographical errors. GMC Finance Group Ltd and the Third Party Providers may make improvements and/or changes in the products, services, programs, and prices described in this Web Site at any time without notice. GMC Finance Group Ltd may periodically make changes to the Web Site. Any action related to these Terms will be governed by the law prevailing in England and Wales and any superior EU legislature.
These Terms represent the entire understanding relating to the use of the Web Site and prevail over any prior or contemporaneous, conflicting or additional, communications.
GMC Finance Group Ltd has the right to revise these Terms at any time without notice by updating this posting. Any rights not expressly granted herein are reserved by GMC Finance Group
HOW WE DO IT
GMC handle transactions which require for using appropriate Financial Instruments such as - Standby Letters of Credit (SBLCs)/ Bank Guarantees (BG's), Letters of Credit (LCs), Proofs of Fund (POFs), Fund Transfer Instruments etc. These are issued or brokered for discerning clients that may have the use for such instruments for their needs. These Instruments are issued by Banks and Financial Institutions globally and GMC uses its balance sheet and contacts to confirm and stand as a guarantor in the middle to make these transactions come to fruition. These are a demonstration to the receiver/seller that the issuer/buyer has the capacity to pay for the transaction/ deal/goods, which is usually done at the time of the issuer/buyer's obligation to pay/on the respective dates of payment commitments/ receipt of goods, etc. There is no doubt that while this sounds easy, this is done with a detailed due diligence by GMC on all sides and also by the providing Institutions which are namely banks and financial institutions globally.
Information you have any questions about these Terms, or if you would like to request permission to use any Materials, please contact GMC Finance Group Ltd either by e-mail to email@example.com or by mail to the company address, sending any communication by registered post. In the rapidly developing trade environment a trade finance provider and or broker with the knowledge of local business customs and rules combined with a global reach is vital. Merchant Credit and Guarantee Corporation Limited (GMC ) is the culmination of several senior banking professionals with over 150 years collective experience in banking and finance and more so trade credit services. At GMC we make it a point to know our client requirements in complete detail so that we can provide the right guidance and advice to help them attain their goals. Our dynamism and adaptability to suit local and client specific needs, is a major advantage enabling clients achieve their objectives in an efficient, timely and cost effective manner. GMC has been operating as a Non-bank financial company since 2000 and has recently been restructured financially to undertake large exposures in the business of trade credits. We combine our knowledge base with opinions and guidance from local trade experts in the major trading centres of the world to ensure that our clients transactions are effortlessly and effectively managed providing the clients the best possible opportunities to grow.
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WHAT WE DO
GMC is a Financial Company offering specialised services including but not limited to trade finance, international project financing and swift financial messaging to a global network of clients spanning across the world. GMC is able to quickly understand its client's needs and use its long standing reputation, credibility, and financial strength to underwrite or broker solutions for its clients from organizations globally. Put simply it is able to deliver for the client.