Education Business Loans

From schools to specialist providers, Fleximize can help any business in the education sector

The UK education sector is officially defined as the group of institutions – including schools, colleges and universities – whose primary purpose is to provide education to children and young people. However, these institutions aren’t the only bodies providing educational support to the British population. 

The past decade has seen an explosion in the number of e-learning companies, offering people the opportunity to expand or assist their education through online tuition and training courses. A number of businesses are also providing extra-curricular education to children and adults, from sports coaching and performing arts to professional training and language classes.

Far from competing with schools and colleges, many of these companies exist to make life easier for students and teachers. This is also true of the numerous ‘edtech’ startups that have sprung up in recent years, offering everything from revision apps to coding toys for toddlers. 

Funding for education businesses

Traditionally, an education business may have approached a bank for financial support. However, getting a bank loan isn’t as straightforward nowadays, with banks taking a more cautious approach to business lending since the financial crisis. As well as contending with the strict lending criteria of banks, businesses typically have to provide a lot of additional information when applying for funding, which can add several weeks to the application process. 

However, the banks’ retreat from SME lending has opened up the market to several new lenders who are taking a more flexible approach. These “alternative” lenders will often fund companies that a bank wouldn’t consider, while harnessing cutting-edge technology to deliver decisions in days, not weeks. This can be a crucial for education companies that often have to move quickly to take advantage of new opportunities. 

How Fleximize can help

At Fleximize, we think businesses deserve better than a computer that just says “no”. Rather than dissuading companies with stringent criteria, we take the unique circumstances of every business into account, with a view to saying “yes” wherever possible. Here’s a summary of what we offer:

Fleximize funding in action 

We’ve lent to numerous businesses in the education sector, from children’s tuition franchises to specialist training providers. Our loans are a great fit for schools, colleges and education companies, and can be used for practically any purpose including, but not limited, to: 

  • Cash Flow
  • Web development
  • Renovation & refurbishment
  • Recruitment
  • Sports facilities
  • New equipment
  • Marketing & PR
  • Stationery & stock

  • Apply for an education business loan 

    To start your application with Fleximize, just click the button below and fill out our simple form. We’ll run some initial checks and, if you pass, a member of the team will be in touch to take you through the final steps. Alternatively, pay a visit to our FAQs page or give us a call on 020 7100 0110 if you have any questions. 

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