Smartfundit.com announces major enhancements to its on demand finance marketplace Thursday 24 May 2007 PDF Print Smartfundit.com, the market leader in delivering finance on demand, has invested heavily in its web-based platform to improve the customer experience of sourcing, choosing and applying for business finance online. With over 1 million hits to the website since launching in January, 2006, and over £200 million ($400 million) of transactions processed through the site to date, the enhancements enable businesses to search for finance online even more quickly and easily than before. Intuitive user interface The interface has been improved to make the whole experience of sourcing finance online similar to Expedia – but for business finance. In a consumer environment, we are all used to accessing sites like www.moneysupermarket.com but Smartfundit.com is unique in that it is an independent marketplace in a B2B space. Designed for both businesses looking for finance and for technology vendors looking to incorporate finance as part of their offering, the simple 3-step process enables users to search through thousands of finance product combinations from more than 100 leading finance providers including Barclays, ING Lease and Bank of Scotland, to find the most competitive terms available in real time. The whole process takes just a matter of seconds. Monthly and quarterly payment schedules The marketplace now supports monthly, quarterly and annual payment schedules from a period of 6 months up to 5 years giving businesses looking for finance flexible terms that suit their budget and timeframe. Users also have the option to delay their payments for up to 6 months, ideal for businesses investing in technology, so they only begin to pay for their IT investment as they start to see the benefits. Free credit reports Once users search for a finance quote online, they have the ability to access a free credit report on the selected company. Agents of change “The levels of interest in Smartfundit.com both in the UK and the US, have been phenomenal. Smartfundit.com is revolutionising the business finance marketplace as we know it and we are proud to be true agents of change. Just as you use an ATM machine to withdraw money from your bank account, Smartfundit.com works in the same way – but for business finance – we call it finance on demand™”, remarked Justin Floyd, Smartfundit.com’s Founder. For more information, visit www.smartfundit.com Smartfundit.com – finance on demand NOTES TO EDITORS: About Smartfundit.com Smartfundit.com means finance on demand™ for the world's technology through an independent, open platform that brings finance providers, technology vendors and businesses together. The site cuts out the middleman and provides a fast, easy and secure way for companies to source flexible IT leasing finance. Technology vendors The online platform is used by in excess of 1200 technology vendors who recognise that Smartfundit.com offers an easier way for customers to buy from them using finance. Smartfundit.com partners include Salesforce.com, Bell Micro and Infor and the number of technology vendors using the platform is increasing week on week. Smartfundit.com offers technology sellers an online sales toolkit enabling them to help promote the benefits of finance to their customers and work out which payment plan suits their budget best. Smartfundit.com subscribers range from small to large companies including blue-chip technology vendors such as Oracle, Microsoft, Readsoft, Computer Services Group, Infor: K3, Morse and Torex, and end-customers such as Barclays, Institute of Payroll & Pensions Management, British Nuclear Group, Spinvox and Trutex. The company is privately held and is headquartered in Frimley, UK. For further information on Smartfundit.com, to arrange an interview or request photography, please contact: Sarah Hool or Laura Hinchliffe in our PR Department Phone: +44 (0) 845 686 0510 Fax: +44 (0) 845 686 0509 Email: email@example.com / firstname.lastname@example.org Web: www.smartfundit.com This press release was distributed by ResponseSource Press Release Wire on behalf of Smartfundit.com in the following categories: Business & Finance, Computing & Telecoms, for more information visit http://pressreleasewire.responsesource.com/about.