Business Loans

Small business loans give SMEs a vital boost – get information on this area of business finance

Business loans provide SMEs with a lifeline, giving them the money to launch and grow. The lending landscape can be quite complicated, so we've created articles to help you find the right type of small business loan. There are plenty of options out there – from peer-to-peer lending to specialist loans – we're helping you understand what could work for you.
The Startup Guide to Business Funding

The Startup Guide to Business Funding

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The Startup Guide to Business Funding

Here’s a quick look at the main funding options available to budding startup founders across the UK, including bank funding, angel investment and government grants

How to Download a Bank Statement

How to Download a Bank Statement

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How to Download a Bank Statement

A simple guide to downloading a bank statement from all of the major banks, including Lloyds, Barclays, NatWest, HSBC, Nationwide, Santander and RBS

Asset-Based Finance: a Guide for Small Businesses

Asset-Based Finance: a Guide for Small Businesses

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Asset-Based Finance: a Guide for Small Businesses

Is asset-based finance a good fit for your business? This guide examines the pros and cons of factoring, invoice discounting and asset-based lending

Debentures: A Beginners' Guide

Debentures: A Beginners' Guide

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Debentures: A Beginners' Guide

If you're looking to apply for a business loan or overdraft, you might be asked to agree to a debenture. Here's everything you need to know about debentures

Secured and Unsecured Loans Explained

Secured and Unsecured Loans Explained

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Secured and Unsecured Loans Explained

When applying for business funding, you might get quotes for secured and unsecured loans. What's the difference between these two types of business finance?

A Simple Guide to Accessing Your VAT Returns

A Simple Guide to Accessing Your VAT Returns

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A Simple Guide to Accessing Your VAT Returns

When you apply for a business loan or other type of business funding, a lender might ask to see your VAT returns. Here's how you can access them online

A Simple Guide to Fleximize

A Simple Guide to Fleximize

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A Simple Guide to Fleximize

A short but sweet introduction to Fleximize for commercial finance brokers, accountants and financial advisers. Quick answers to all your clients' questions

The Lowdown on Revenue Advance

The Lowdown on Revenue Advance

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The Lowdown on Revenue Advance

Revenue Advance is one of the most flexible business loans available to SMEs. But how exactly does it work and what types of business does it suit best?

What is Equipment Leasing?

What is Equipment Leasing?

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What is Equipment Leasing?

Want to invest in new equipment for your small business without compromising cash flow? Equipment leasing could be the answer to your problems

Funding Circle: Leading Peer-to-Peer Lender

Funding Circle: Leading Peer-to-Peer Lender

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Funding Circle: Leading Peer-to-Peer Lender

Find out what the big deal is about Funding Circle, the $1 billion P2P lending platform that offers great business borrowing and investment opportunities

The Changing Face of Trade Finance

The Changing Face of Trade Finance

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The Changing Face of Trade Finance

Trade finance expert looks at the rise of UK exporting, business funding and the future of trade finance

Where to Find Small Business Funding

Where to Find Small Business Funding

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Where to Find Small Business Funding

Small business funding can be tricky to find, but this article tells you what's available, with more info in the FREE Ultimate Guide to Business Funding

The Ultimate Guide to Business Funding

The Ultimate Guide to Business Funding

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The Ultimate Guide to Business Funding

The Ultimate Guide to Business Funding gives you a comprehensive overview of bank lending, public funds and alternative finance

The Expert's View: Closure of Business Growth Service

The Expert's View: Closure of Business Growth Service

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The Expert's View: Closure of Business Growth Service

Richard Harrison offers a candid view of the implications for providers and SMEs of the Business Growth Service closure, including GrowthAccelerator and MAS

HSBC Business Loans

HSBC Business Loans

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HSBC Business Loans

Here's a quick look at the HSBC business loans currently available to UK SMEs, including their fees and eligibility requirements..

Natwest Business Loans

Natwest Business Loans

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Natwest Business Loans

Natwest business loans include startup funding and financing for growing SMEs. Find out if it could work for you, or whether you need an alternative.

Top Tips for Applying for a Business Loan

Top Tips for Applying for a Business Loan

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Top Tips for Applying for a Business Loan

Read our essential tips for applying for a business loan to give yourself the best possible chance of securing funding

Ulster Bank Loans

Ulster Bank Loans

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Ulster Bank Loans

Ulster Bank business loans are available in small and large amounts for SMEs, but is a traditional lender the suitable solution for your funding needs?

Aldermore Invoice Finance

Aldermore Invoice Finance

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Aldermore Invoice Finance

Aldermore invoice finance: Is it suitable for your SME? What's the difference between invoice factoring and invoice discounting? This article explains all.

Yorkshire Bank Loans

Yorkshire Bank Loans

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Yorkshire Bank Loans

Yorkshire Bank's business loans are designed for SMEs, and the bank offers customers support if they lack security for bigger loans.