A RUNCORN finance business is set to benefit small businesses in the area thanks to better access to funding.

Moore Finance, based in Manor Park, recently launched the Commercial Lending Division; Moore Business Management in January in partnership with Southampton-based Corporate Asset Solutions (CAS).

This new partnership enables Moore Finance to support small and medium sized businesses (SMEs) as a principal lender in addition to accessing finance solutions.

Nigel Garner, managing director said: "Operating as a commercial lender and lessor puts us in a strong position to offer our clients more financial choice and flexibility to meet their requirements.

"2019 has started off strongly for us with 60 per cent increase in funding completions compared to previous periods."

Zac Cogan, managing director of CAS, said: "After many years of partnering with Moore Finance on various projects, I am delighted to be working closer with Nigel and his team.

"Our companies have aligned values and growth plans and this new facet to Moore will allow them to expand its range of facilities to their customers."