Finance and Funding

Tips and advice on finding small business loans and other funding for your enterprise

Most businesses need a bit of help with finance at some stage – whether it's for startup or growth. You might need funding for a dip in revenue or cash flow, or for new equipment or recruitment. In this section we'll explain how to prepare for the process and look at the options from banks, investors, alternative lenders or business grants, and what the implications are for your business.

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 NatWest business finance is suitable for your growing SME with our handy guide covering NatWest business lending options.

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

3 Examples of Government Grants

3 Examples of Government Grants

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3 Examples of Government Grants

UK government offers a range of business grants - hunt around to find the right one for your SME.

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?

6 Steps to Finding an Investor For Your Business

6 Steps to Finding an Investor For Your Business

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6 Steps to Finding an Investor For Your Business

We take a good look at how to attract great investors, and how to work with them to grow you company.

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.

How to Begin Business Debt Consolidation

How to Begin Business Debt Consolidation

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How to Begin Business Debt Consolidation

​If your business is struggling financially, debt consolidation is an effective first step towards getting things back on track. Here's how you can start.

How To Turn Digital Media Into Increased Footfall

How To Turn Digital Media Into Increased Footfall

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How To Turn Digital Media Into Increased Footfall

Traditional promotion is dead. Long live Digital Media. Here are some ways you can use technology to grow your business footfall

Bad Credit Business Loans

Bad Credit Business Loans

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Bad Credit Business Loans

Do you have a bad credit score? Don't worry, there are still plenty of business funding options from alternative finance providers like Fleximize

Yorkshire Bank Loans

Yorkshire Bank Loans

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Yorkshire Bank Loans

Here's our guide to Yorkshire Bank business loans, covering investment loans, term loans and the Enterprise Finance Guarantee

Halifax Business Loans

Halifax Business Loans

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Halifax Business Loans

Halifax business loans are operated by Lloyds Bank and RBS. We look at the the range of small business loans from Lloyds, RBS and other high street lenders.

Invoice Financing: a New Funding Frontier

Invoice Financing: a New Funding Frontier

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Invoice Financing: a New Funding Frontier

A slew of tech startups have turned the invoice financing sector on its head. But what does it mean for the future of small business funding?

Metro Bank Business Loans

Metro Bank Business Loans

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Metro Bank Business Loans

Metro Bank business accounts and loans challenge the services offered by the big banks. Here's a quick look at if they're the right fit for your growing business

Peer-to-Peer Finance (P2P) and Funding Circle

Peer-to-Peer Finance (P2P) and Funding Circle

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Peer-to-Peer Finance (P2P) and Funding Circle

We explore why alternative finance and peer-to-peer (P2P) lending platforms like Funding Circle are getting businesses and the government so excited

The One With All the Crowdsourcing...

The One With All the Crowdsourcing...

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The One With All the Crowdsourcing...

How you can use crowdfunding to successfully grow your business and establish buzz around your brand

Barclays Bank Loans

Barclays Bank Loans

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Barclays Bank Loans

Is a Barclays business loan right for your small business? Find out how much you can borrow and what you need to do to prepare for the lending application.

Lloyds Business Loans

Lloyds Business Loans

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Lloyds Business Loans

Lloyds Bank business loans and Lloyds Bank commercial finance are available for SMEs. Read this article to figure out if they're right for your business.

What's Debt to Equity Ratio?

What's Debt to Equity Ratio?

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What's Debt to Equity Ratio?

Explaining a debt to equity ratio and how a debt to equity backer could help settle your debt.

Why Mobile Banking Really Matters

Why Mobile Banking Really Matters

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Why Mobile Banking Really Matters

We explore how Mobile Banking works and why mobile payment technology should really matter to you.

Your Small Business… On Mobile

Your Small Business… On Mobile

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Your Small Business… On Mobile

Apple’s NFC offering – Apple Pay – has opened a new, broad consciousness to a future of card-less, cash-less payment. The space isn’t empty, though.