In general terms yes. If you are buying a business trading from freehold premises we will obtain a professional report to verify the overall value of the business goodwill etc which is sometimes referred to as ‘market value’ or MV1. Subject to satisfactory confirmation it is usually possible to secure an advance against the overall business valuation. Where the purchase of a trading business also includes machinery, vehicles equipment, stock etc. it is generally more appropriate to structure a separate loan to acquire these assets on a short- term lease or stock finance arrangement.