Finance & Funding

The latest news on funding and finance options for SMEs

A company can't get far without funding, which is why we're bringing you all the biggest business finance news, including updates on new funding schemes and other key announcements for startups, fast-growing businesses and established companies

Crowdfunded Vega+ to Reboot 80s Gaming

Crowdfunded Vega+ to Reboot 80s Gaming

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Crowdfunded Vega+ to Reboot 80s Gaming

Sir Clive Sinclair to launch retro handheld gaming console after smashing crowdfunding campaign

P2P and Crowdfunding Worth £3bn

P2P and Crowdfunding Worth £3bn

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P2P and Crowdfunding Worth £3bn

Alternative finance market value rose by 84% between 2014/15, with equity crowdfunding reveals latest study by Nesta and Cambridge University

Altfi Lending to SME Increases 75% Over 1 Year

Altfi Lending to SME Increases 75% Over 1 Year

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Altfi Lending to SME Increases 75% Over 1 Year

Small business lending from alternative lenders and banks increases significantly, but issues still need to be tackled, says British Business Bank report

New Business Funding Options for Rural Firms in Suffolk and Norfolk

New Business Funding Options for Rural Firms in Suffolk and Norfolk

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New Business Funding Options for Rural Firms in Suffolk and Norfolk

New funding programme launches for businesses in rural Suffolk and Norfolk – available from the LEADER programme

Businesses Say UK Economy is Biggest Concern in 2016

Businesses Say UK Economy is Biggest Concern in 2016

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Businesses Say UK Economy is Biggest Concern in 2016

ICAEW survey highlights vulnerability to changes to businesses due to our reliance on domestic trade

Cumbrian Businesses Vow to Help and Grow Stronger

Cumbrian Businesses Vow to Help and Grow Stronger

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Cumbrian Businesses Vow to Help and Grow Stronger

Cumbrian businesses rally to support for each other and the public during the December floods brought by Storm Desmond

£50 Million Flood Fund Launched

£50 Million Flood Fund Launched

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£50 Million Flood Fund Launched

Families and businesses to get money to help recovery from local authorities.

Cumbria Chamber of Commerce's Advice for Flood-Hit Businesses

Cumbria Chamber of Commerce's Advice for Flood-Hit Businesses

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Cumbria Chamber of Commerce's Advice for Flood-Hit Businesses

Cumbria Chamber of Commerce's offers crucial guidance is available for businesses affected by Storm Desmond

Business Growth Scheme Scrapped

Business Growth Scheme Scrapped

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Business Growth Scheme Scrapped

Government announces end of GrowthAccelerator and Manufacturing Advisory Service.

Funding for Lending Scheme Extended to 2018

Funding for Lending Scheme Extended to 2018

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Funding for Lending Scheme Extended to 2018

Funding for Lending Scheme will now run to 2018, but what does it mean to SMEs in reality?

Santander Seek Out 'Big Ideas'

Santander Seek Out 'Big Ideas'

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Santander Seek Out 'Big Ideas'

Santander's Big Idea Competition is looking for bright, young minds who can solve tech issues in finance industry.

Osborne Reveals Autumn 2015 Spending Review

Osborne Reveals Autumn 2015 Spending Review

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Osborne Reveals Autumn 2015 Spending Review

An at-a-glance summary of the key points for SMEs from the 2015 Spending Review.

Reports of SME Lending Extension, Ahead of Autumn Statement

Reports of SME Lending Extension, Ahead of Autumn Statement

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Reports of SME Lending Extension, Ahead of Autumn Statement

Rumours that the Autumn Statement may include an extension to the Funding for Lending Scheme.

Understand Your Credit Score to Find Finance, Says US Survey

Understand Your Credit Score to Find Finance, Says US Survey

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Understand Your Credit Score to Find Finance, Says US Survey

American research reveals that SMEs are more likely to secure small business loans if they understand their credit score.

Small Welsh Town Goes Offshore

Small Welsh Town Goes Offshore

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Small Welsh Town Goes Offshore

'Fair Tax Town', Crickhowell in Wales, finds a legal loophole to avoid paying tax in protest of a fairer tax system.

HMRC to Close Nearly 140 Local Offices

HMRC to Close Nearly 140 Local Offices

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HMRC to Close Nearly 140 Local Offices

Tax authority's 137 local sites to be replaced with 13 regional centres to save £100 million.

£5 Million Cut From SME Overdrafts Each Day

£5 Million Cut From SME Overdrafts Each Day

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£5 Million Cut From SME Overdrafts Each Day

Northern SMEs are being severely impacted by cuts to small business overdrafts by banks

Seedrs Takes Equity Crowdfunding to US

Seedrs Takes Equity Crowdfunding to US

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Seedrs Takes Equity Crowdfunding to US

Seedrs is about to launch equity crowdfunding in the USA following a change in law allowing American investors to back companies they believe in.

Santander Launches Fintech Startup Challenge

Santander Launches Fintech Startup Challenge

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Santander Launches Fintech Startup Challenge

Santander launches worldwide DL Challenge to support innovation in fintech and banking technology.

PayPal Hits $1 Billion in Small Business Lending

PayPal Hits $1 Billion in Small Business Lending

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PayPal Hits $1 Billion in Small Business Lending

PayPal lends $1 billion in small business loans, confirming the huge demand of altfi