Clients - New Century Finance
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Testimonials

“Having known Richard Price, the founder of NCF, for several years, I am delighted that we have now been able to conduct business together. NCF thoroughly deserves its reputation as the leader in the market providing finance for football clubs secured on receivables. NCF is an independent advisor and arranger. As such, Richard has an excellent grasp of market conditions and delivers what he promises, on time and on appropriate terms. This is extremely important in a world in which generally more promises are made than delivered. He is moreover excellent to deal with, straightforward, efficient, focused and personable. NCF’ track record speaks for itself.”

Keith Harris-Former Chairman of the Football League, Chief Executive of HSBC Investment Bank and Chairman of Seymour Pierce –
For three years an independent consultant to buyers and sellers of football clubs. With 32 takeovers completed.


“The Club had not been in a position to benefit from this type of finance before. The FL pointed us in the direction of NCF to source the funds for us which they did with Close Brothers Leasing. Despite some challenges that were not of either party’s making, the arrangements were completed with support from NCF and Close within the time frames indicated. We would not hesitate to use them again.”

Cliff Crown – Chairman – Brentford FC.


“After being let down my another funder (s) we were referred to NCF who working with Close Brothers were able to provide us with  a significant loan facility secured on certain receivables. At all times we were kept informed of likely timescales and any potential hurdles. We intend to use both companies again in the foreseeable future.”

Mehmet Dalman – Chairman – Cardiff City FC

“New Century Finance has excellent funding relationships for football clubs, and ensures that legal documentation is promptly negotiated and executed to deliver cash flow certainty. Football assets require specialist lenders, and facilitators. NCF are the most cost effective funding source in the market.”
Brendan Flood – Owner – Burnley FC

“Having awarded three transfer deals to another funder who were marginally cheaper on rate we spent 2 months trying to complete the deals. We then reverted to NCF who working with Close Brothers Leasing closed the deals in 6 working days. It was hassle free. We would certainly use them again.”
Mike Cheston – Finance Director – Blackburn Rovers

“We have been dealing with Richard at New Century since 2007 when he introduced Close to the concept of Football player transfer funding. Since that time we have enjoyed a close working relationship and have transacted over £100m in new funding and have more recently expanded our funding activities into Rugby and other areas of sports club finance. New Century has built up considerable expertise and experience in the sports market and we would have no hesitation in giving them our highest recommendation!”
Paul Bartley – Managing Director – Close Leasing

“NCF provided us with high quality service, great response times and ultimately innovative funding which in a difficult funding market was most impressive. Would certainly look to use them again”
Andy Martin – Ex CEO – London Irish Rugby Club

“West Ham United has worked with New Century Finance for 10 years and they have assisted us with raising funds from a number of sources. The funders they have introduced have always been respected financial institutions. Because of NCF’s knowledge and understanding of the sports sector, the products offered have always been well developed and suitable for utilisation.”
Nick Igoe – Ex Finance Director – West Ham FC​​​​

“The stadium naming rights for The American Express Community Stadium in Brighton were facilitated by New Century Finance on behalf of Brighton & Hove Albion Football Club and the outcome has been an excellent success”
Martin Perry – Executive Director – Brighton & Hove Albion FC

“We were introduced to the football finance sector by NCF to provide funding to Premier League and Championship Clubs secured on TV Money receivables. We completed several deals all without loss or late payment. NCF has a thorough knowledge of both the football sector and their funding requirements”
Sam Geneen – Managing Director – Five Arrows Leasing Group (Rothschild’s Subsidiary)

“NCF’s founder had a significant role in the sourcing of finance for the building of Pride Park more than 15 years ago and Richard Price has continued to be instrumental in raising finance for the Club using various streams of receivables as security. We would not hesitate in recommending them to other clubs”
Mal Brannigan – Ex Vice President – Finance – Derby County FC

“We recently undertook a financial restructuring of our business and New Century Finance provided invaluable assistance with part of the restructuring. Not only did they introduce us to one of the few fund providers in our field but they also provided assistance with other business support.”

Geoff Atherton – Chairman – Ospreys Rugby