Written by: Miles Rogerson
DND Finance has provided $1 million to Canadian funding solution provider Benjamin Verde (BV).
BV is an artist and entertainment funding solutions provider, which provides ‘creatives’ with access to finance, including if they have failed to obtain support from traditional lenders, banks or other institutions.
Rev. Dr. K. Bill Dost (pictured), group chief executive officer of DND Finance, said: “DND Finance is extremely excited about this tie up with BV. Not only are we able to service an underserved market in Canada, which is what DND specialises in, it takes us into a new frontier which is clearly not seeing support from other institutions.
“This means that together BV and DND can help the next budding Canadian artists and entrepreneurs make an impact in the world.”
With operations across Canada and the UK, DND Finance has provided a range of finance solutions, such as business loans, vehicle finance, equipment finance and leasing, for the past 19 years.
BV will use the funds to service new and existing clientele in the UK and Canada.
Charles Murray, chief executive officer and founder of BV, said: “DND’s $1 million investment into BV’s artist funding program is huge for emerging artists.”