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What Is The Importance Of Long-Term Finance?

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Robin Burden answered
Long-term finance is important because it keeps the economy ticking over.

Although the definition of 'long-term' depends on the type of financing you're talking about, it's impossible to deny that this type of financing is vital to the well-being of the global economy.

What's the importance of long term finance?
Companies rely heavily on long-term financing. Investment for expansions, new projects, purchases and maintenance often comes through long-term financing.

Essentially, the idea of long-term finance is that a company borrows money in order to invest or grow, and the returns on this then enable it to pay back the debt (whilst still retaining some profit).

This principle is fundamental to the idea of capital investment - and cash-flow management is the division of a business usually burdened with managing these financial transactions.

Long-term finance is also relevant to personal finance in terms of mortgages and personal loans to buy high-cost items such as houses and cars.
Lily James Profile
Lily James answered
Long-term financing is a type of financing which is provided for a period of more than one year. This type of financing is provided to those businesses entities which face a shortage of capital.

Here are some of the advantages of long-term financing which show its importance:

  • It is used for expansion of companies
  • For buying fixed assets
  • Buying equipment and machinery
  • For large-scale construction projects
  • Capital for funding operations and adjusting cash flows
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Rowan Webb answered

Financing itself is a form of leveraging, so if you've properly planned the returns on your investment, then long term finance is a very good strategy to help maximise your potential gains while leaving your base assets free for investment elsewhere. The whole entire point of doing this is to increase the opportunity for putting your money into different places, but I wouldn't suggest that just anyone go about doing this unless they've done their research and contingency plans first!

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Robert Lamp answered

Long-term sources of finance must be available for achievement of long-term goals, such as purchasing new machines. Relying on short-term sources would lead to a finance shortage for long-term projects and could repeatedly stall these projects. Finance long-term projects using your business’s savings, or obtain bank loans. To fund expenses of such magnitude, you cannot rely on short-term financial sources, because doing so could adversely impact your short-term activities. Use tools such as capital budgeting and proper planning to time when your long-term expenses occur.

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