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.

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

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

Halifax Business Loans

Halifax Business Loans

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Halifax Business Loans

Halifax business loans are operated by Lloyds Bank. We look at the the range of small business loans from Lloyds 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 Account

Metro Bank Business Account

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Metro Bank Business Account

Metro Bank business account and loans challenge the services offered by the big banks, but it's just one of many sources of SME finance.

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 you.

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.

​How to Add a New Shareholder

​How to Add a New Shareholder

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​How to Add a New Shareholder

Find out how to add a shareholder to your company and how to invest in a firm by buying shares. Before you do anything, read our guide.

The Financial Revolution

The Financial Revolution

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The Financial Revolution

How fintech is rapidly changing not just business funding, but also the world as a whole.

Peer-to-Peer Lenders in the UK

Peer-to-Peer Lenders in the UK

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Peer-to-Peer Lenders in the UK

Our round-up for some of the most popular peer-to-peer lenders in the UK at the moment.

Security on a Loan: Mortgages, and Fixed and Floating Charges

Security on a Loan: Mortgages, and Fixed and Floating Charges

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Security on a Loan: Mortgages, and Fixed and Floating Charges

Security against business loans comes in different forms, here we explain mortgages, and how fixed and floating charges work.

The (Not So) Silent Revolution...

The (Not So) Silent Revolution...

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The (Not So) Silent Revolution...

Entrepreneurs in the industry have taken lessons from Silicon Valley and are trying to disrupt a millennia old banking industry by focusing on customers.

5 Steps to Protecting Your Credit Rating

5 Steps to Protecting Your Credit Rating

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5 Steps to Protecting Your Credit Rating

Follow our simple steps to keeping your credit rating in perfect health.