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Our reviews are based on real time feedback

The world is changing and so are we!

From early next year, we’ll be rebranding from Hitachi Capital Invoice Finance to NOVUNA Business Cash Flow with a fresh new look and feel. We’re really excited about our new brand and are positive you’re going to love it too! Find out more


Why is Hitachi Capital the best invoice finance solution for your clients?


Watch our 30 second video to learn more about our revolutionary digital onboarding platform

Quicker, smarter and simpler with Hitachi Capital Invoice Finance

Quicker, smarter and simpler with Hitachi Capital Invoice Finance

Watch our 30 second video to understand how our revolutionary digital onboarding can sign up clients quickly.


Covid-19 support

We have created a simple pdf to show the most recent government support available, to view please click here (updated May 2021)


Continuing impact of COVID on SME's

Hitachi Capital Invoice Finance recently commissioned a range of surveys, speaking to more than 1,000 senior business decision makers at SMEs across the UK from a range of different industries about how government support and the vaccine roll-out is impacting their businesses, read our findings here


Read our recent blogs

Modern day skillset for finance professionals

Jul 2020

As the business world gradually reopens and workers adjust to evolved routines and working schedules, there are new skills for employees to master, in order to establish a ‘business as usual’ impression and reassure customers of their capabilities.

Staying productive whilst remote working

Aug 2020

Read our top tips for staying on track whilst working from home.

A guide to customer satisfaction

Sep 2020

Read our top 5 tips for keeping your customers happy


Meet the team 

John Atkinson

Head of Commercial Business

I have worked for the Hitachi Capital Group for over 15 years, initially in a marketing role and for 10 years as Head of the Sales and Marketing functions for Invoice Finance. Outside of work my passion is running, cycling and spending time with my 2 teenage children.

Graham Woodhall

Head of Sales – Core Team

I have 13 years Invoice Finance experience in a variety of Operations & Sales roles. I have been at HCIF for nearly 7 years and I currently head up the Core Team nationally. I have a very young family which keeps me busy outside of work, I am also a big sports fan and a keen runner.

Richard Grainger

Senior Business Development Manager - Midlands

I have almost 20 years Invoice Finance experience, performing various roles in the sales team at Hitachi Capital. I am based in Stafford, covering Birmingham, Black Country, Shropshire and Staffordshire. Outside of work, I am sports mad, mainly watching nowadays! My main passions are Football and Cricket.

Andrew Ward

Senior Business Development Manager - East Midlands

I have nearly 10 years’ experience providing cash flow solutions to the SME market in the form of invoice finance. This is done confidentially or disclosed and I have provided working capital facilities to most sectors with a good understanding of how each operates. I have been with Hitachi Capital Invoice Finance for 4 years now. Outside of invoice finance I enjoy the outdoors, with golf, jogging and cycling.

David Mullins

Senior Business Development Manager for London

I have 25 years’ experience in invoice finance including roles in operations and sales. I have been with HCIF for 4 years and look after business development in the London region, working from home in North London. Outside of work my family keeps me busy and I enjoy spending time with them.

Jamie Repton

Head of Sales South (Growth)

I have 20 years Invoice Finance experience both in Operations & Sales. I’ve been at HCIF for almost 7 years and look after the Southern Sales team for growth size deals. I also look after new businesses in the Thames Valley. I’ve now worked from home in Newbury for 15 years and spend my spare time at the gym.

Amir Pournasrollahzadeh

Senior Business Development Manager - East of England

I have worked within the Invoice Finance sector for 13 years, during which most of that time was spent working in Business Development. I have provided funding to numerous businesses, ranging from new start companies to established mid-sized businesses. I now live in Cambridge and cover the East of England for Hitachi. I have a Japanese Shiba Inu dog called Kenji and enjoy going to the gym, travelling, eating out and of course socialising at the pub.

Tom Crawley

Senior Business Development Manager - South West

I have 10 years experience in the financial services industry in Sales and Underwriting. I have just joined HCIF in May 2020 and I am the Senior Business Development Manager for the South West. I live in the North Bristol area and I am a massive Bristol Rovers fan and follow them most Saturdays.

Jonathan Oakes

Head of Sales North (Growth)

I have 16 years’ experience working in new business within the invoice finance sector, the last 6 years with Hitachi Capital Invoice Finance. Outside of work I am a keen golfer and general sports fan. These days I'm resigned to watching more than participation in sports such as Football, Rugby and Cricket.

Dan Harding

Senior Business Development Manager

I have been a Senior Business Development Manager at HCIF for 2 years. 16 years’ experience in the finance industry starting as a Trainee with Davenham Trade Finance in 2004. Prior to joining HCIF I spent 6 years as Business Development Manager with Leumi ABL and latterly, Head of Sales (South Yorkshire) for Bibby Financial Services.

Jemma James

Senior Business Development Manager

I have been in the invoice finance sector for 20 years, Previously being Head of Sales for Bibby Financial Services in the NW before joining Hitachi Capital in March 21. Over this time, I have funded new start businesses, established businesses and helped many people purchase businesses. Southern girl born and bred, however I now live in Manchester and cover the North West area. Outside of work, I enjoy going to the gym, walking up mountains, golf and spending time with family/friends.


What do our clients say?

Great service so far

From start to finish the process for transferring our invoice finance to Hitachi has been been brilliant, a smooth transition, great communication our link Person Jonathan Oakes has helped the process go through seamlessly, A great experience so far and a brilliant start to what we hope will be a long term partnership.

Director - August 2021

Game-changer for our transport business

Capital loans are the traditional way to bridge funding gaps but invoice financing is a much more flexible solution and offers immediate cash release on invoices that are 30, 60 and 90+ days from due.

The nature of our business and the up-front costs involved, fuel, vehicles, wages etc, are crippling. Hitachi came out on top when we compared similar invoice-financing solutions.

We enjoy a 6 month ‘trial’ with an option to continue with a 3-month rolling contract. The admin and support staff are available, friendly and knowledgable. It makes set-up with accounting software and transport platforms a breeze.

We highly recommend.

Director - July 2021


Recent case studies

£10M Confidential Invoice Finance Facility

£10M Confidential Invoice Finance Facility

We are delighted to have supported a technology based business serving the UK Financial services sector with a £10M Confidential Invoice Finance Facility. The deal required a complex and bespoke set of legal agreements which demonstrates both our commitment to the corporate sector but also our flexibility in being able to adapt our solutions to every potential client's needs. This facility is our biggest deal to date and we are looking forward to beating this in the near future

August 2021

£550K CID Facility & £535K RLS Loan

£550K CID Facility & £535K RLS Loan

HCIF were able to provide a working capital facility and RLS Term Loan over 5 years to help leverage off the book debt and provide capital to undertake an MBI. The business operated in the steel sector with the vendors selling the business as they wished to slow down and retire. Our facilities assisted in the acquisition

July 2021


Why we are still the provider of choice for over 800 SMEs

4.7/5

Some of our recent reviews from clients


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