About Us

Stephen Hare

Stephen Hare, the ICAN Finance principle, has been a commercial finance broker since the early 1990’s. Most clients are referred to ICAN Finance by their bank, business advisor or accountant - though, of course, we're happy to hear from businesses direct.

Steve's specialty is cash flow financing though ICAN Finance are able to help finance growth or recovery through many other means.

No Win : No Fee

Most Commercial Finance Brokers charge an up front fee (we've even heard of one charging a "reading fee!") and this is payable whether your case proceeds or not! We work purely and simply on a success basis. Also, we define success as sourcing finance facilities that you actually accept, unlike some other Brokers who charge on the production of an offer whether it is acceptable or not!

Consultancy Approach

Our starting point is to get to understand the needs of your business. Only then can we make recommendations as to how best to structure your finances to meet the current and future demands of your business.

Package Lending / One Stop Shop

Most Brokers specialise in just one form of finance or another. This means they would be unable to link a number of lending vehicles together to achieve an overall solution, if that is what is required. ICAN Finance, however, is equally at home with commercial mortgages, cashflow finance, asset finance, trade finance or whatever else might be required. In fact, we have a reputation for formulating creative solutions in constructing a package lend.

Targeted: Rifle Not Shotgun Approach

Many Brokers will produce a funding proposal and then send it to lots and lots of lenders and then wait for the phone to ring. We don't believe this shotgun approach works to the client's best advantage. Our approach is to target the specific lenders who we think are most likely to favour your proposition. We then talk to them, on a no-names basis, about your case. For those who are interested we can then tailor our proposal to explicitly address what they are looking for.

Quick Turnaround

By speaking to the lenders at a very early stage, as described above, we can very quickly gauge the likely success of your case. So, you will know very quickly what we can do!


We will keep you informed at every stage of the process.

Stephen Hare

Consumer Credit License: No 569370
Data Protection: No PZ9036327
Vat No: 856 9319 78

ICAN Finance
18 Escomb Road
Bishop Auckland
Co Durham
DL14 6AB

0845 4568999

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