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SMEs are not prioritising governance in their businesses, and they should.

16 Jan 2023

For a lot of SMEs, governance is often the last thing they consider because it’s not applicable to most businesses for maintaining compliance.

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How government institutions can support SMEs

16 Sept 2022

While banks and other lenders would like to fund SMEs and have the capital to do so, there is hesitancy and reticence to provide funding, particularly if an SME is relying on government institutions to make payments.

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Environmental, Social, and Corporate Governance (ESG)

30 Apr 2021

Sustainable investing has become vital for the small business community. It believes SMEs looking for vital growth funding are being closely scrutinised and those coming out top on their Environmental, Social, and Corporate Governance ratings are now enjoying more financing options than their less sustainable counterparts. ESG refers to the pillars used to measure the sustainability and societal impact of an investment.

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Landlords issue more eviction notices

30 Sept 2020

Discussing the realities of money loaning and will a business loan solve your problems on JoburgToday.

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Landlords issue more eviction notices

30 Sept 2020

 When we entered the national lockdown, the government declared that no one should be evicted but one independent lender says this is no longer the case. Courtesy of #DStv403

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How to secure SME funding from non-traditional lenders

11 Jun 2020

Amid the global economic crisis that is currently underway, many businesses face the threat of securing funding to sustain their businesses.

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Securing finance for your first investment property: Part 2

29 Oct 2018

Tanya Haffern, Property Financing Expert and Gary Palmer, CEO of Paragon Lending Solutions, share strategies on how to secure financing for your first investment property. View interview…

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Commercial-to-residential conversion investment

18 Oct 2018

Paragon Lending Solutions CEO, Gary Palmer, discusses the trend of commercial-to-residential conversions and how investors can tap into this market. View interview…

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What real estate investors look for in a property deal?

7 Sept 2016

The investment property sector decreased in 2014 by 3 percent compared to 2013. Gary Palmer, CEO of Paragon Lending Solutions attributes this to the increasing amount of property finance applications that are being declined by commercial banks due to the stringent lending regulations which they need to adhere to. He joins CNBC Africa for more. View interview…

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Opportunities for Small Businesses

3 Feb 2015

Due to a tough economic environment and rising costs, small businesses and consumers are increasingly feeling the financial pressure. Here to discuss opportunities for small businesses is Gary Palmer, CEO of Paragon Lending Solutions
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South Africa’s business owners look to non-bank lenders for financing

12 Mar 2015

Gary Palmer, CEO of Paragon Lending Solutions joins CNBC Africa for more on S. African business owners looking to non-bank lenders for financing in 2015.
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Buyers turning to alternative lenders as the banks delay approvals

10 Mar 2015

Property auctions are becoming a popular method of selling and buying property in South Africa. However, often the time taken by banks to approve loans makes it incredibly difficult for buyers to secure the transactions. As a result, more buyers are turning to alternative lenders who are able to provide flexible finance solutions in just a couple of days.
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Gary Palmer: New money lending options

24 Mar 2015

News 24 Interview with Gary Palmer on new money lending options
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Impact of high municipal rates on commercial property in South Africa

1 Jul 2014

Joining CNBC Africa to discuss what impact high municipal rates are having on commercial property in South Africa is Gary Palmer, CEO of Paragon Lending Solutions.
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Short Term Finance for Property with Gary Palmer

25 Jun 2013

As a result of low interest rates and an upbeat property outlook for 2013, buyers and investors are increasingly looking to take advantage of potential opportunities in the property market.
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Improvements in Listed Property Sector

24 Apr 2012

Recent reports have indicated that the listed property industry has dramatically improved. However, while listed property funds have enjoyed good results, there is still significant pressure on non-listed commercial property. That’s according to Gary Palmer, CEO of Paragon Lending Solutions, who joins ABN’s David Williams in studio.
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How to recover from a bad financial record

20 Sept 2023

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SMEs: Need Funding? Here’s how to get it

16 Mar 2023

What funders look out for, how to avoid the common pitfalls and the essential documents you need to seal the deal.

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Lending in these times

20 Sept 2021

Financiers looking into life policies and social media as a part of lending requirements

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Pulling the trigger

22 Jun 2021

Property investors and entrepreneurs are grappling with determining the right price for assets in the current market.

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Sustainable investing takes off, but SMEs need to catch up or lose out.

29 May 2021

Sustainable investing has become vital for the small business community.

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Landlords issuing eviction notices; lenders calling in security

1 Oct 2020

As SA has made it to lockdown level 1, many landlords and financiers will say that people should start paying as normal and even catching up on the payments they missed.

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Will we see a spike in legal action?

30 Sept 2020

Gary Palmer, CEO of Paragon Lending Solutions and Benito Vergotine talking about how we can expect to see a spike in legal action as landlords and lenders run out of runway to wait on repayments.

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Banks under pressure to focus on SMEs

10 Feb 2020

Keeping your financial books attractive to potential funders.

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Lending risk has not been this high since 2008 says lending specialist

13 Aug 2019

Alternate lending, including fintech offerings, have a vital role to play in the future of our economy. But in the current environment, there is a cautionary tale for both want-to-be lenders and consumers.

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There hasn’t been this much risk since 2008

12 Aug 2019

Alternate lending, including fintech offerings, have a vital role to play in the future of our economy. But in the current environment, there is a cautionary tale for both want-to-be lenders and consumers.

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Is it worth it to buy off-plan property?

19 Feb 2019

Off-plan property buyers, read your contracts carefully i.t.o. unspecified completion dates, as unforeseen delays could mean a later occupation date than you’ve banked on.
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How to avoid family feuds that can destroy a business and family relationships

12 Feb 2019

If you’ve missed Oggend Op RSG on the 14th February, listen here as Paragon’s Mione Latsky tells Martelize Brink how to avoid family feuds that can destroy a business and family relationships.
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Ins and outs of running a family business

23 Jan 2019

Can you ever keep families happy around both the dinner and the boardroom table? Paragon tells Kieno Kammies of CapeTalk on 567AM how to avoid disputes from destroying both the business and family.
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