About Us

Funding Options helps firms up and down the country to access business loans and to manage their cashflow. We work directly with businesses as well as their trusted advisors, such as accountants.

Why us

Funding Options is an award-winning business that has featured in many leading national publications such as the Sunday Times, Daily Mail and Guardian.

In 2013 Funding Options was selected for the 'Accelerate 250' list of the most promising firms in the UK, and in 2012 it was selected by judges from SWIFT, the organisation through which international finance does business, as one of the world's most promising new financial firms.

Funding Options is supported by prominent investors who are represented on our board, and whose expertise spans financial services, professional services and business information.

Who we work with


Our business information service Check Business is powered by one of the world's leading information solutions providers.

ICAEW Member Rewards Partner

The ICAEW is a world leader of the accountancy and finance profession. We are pleased to be their exclusive member rewards partner for business finance.

RHA Associate

We are associate members of the Road Haulage Association and have worked hard to provide their member firms with the best possible finance options.

Forum of Private Business

The Forum of Private Business is a proactive business support organisation. We're working together to make sure small businesses can access the finance they need.

Board & Leadership

Conrad Ford (Managing Director)

Conrad is a Chartered Management Accountant who served in the group strategy department of a leading global bank, before joining their fast-growing technology subsidiary where he served as COO during a period in which it won multiple awards. Conrad has a Masters from Cambridge University.

Alan Morgan (Non-Executive Director)

Alan is a prominent angel investor. He is currently Chairman of MMC Ventures, an £80 million venture capital fund, and Non-Executive Director of AXA Investment Managers. Previously he was head of McKinsey’s EMEA financial services practice and a board member of the McKinsey Investment Office.

Mark Halstead (Non-Executive Director)

Mark Halstead is the Managing Director of Red Flag Alert, the credit risk database provider, and represents the commercial interests of major shareholder Ric Traynor on the board. Funding Options works closely with Red Flag Alert, which is a leading data provider to professional services firms.

Brian Palmer (Non-Executive Director)

Brian has held senior roles and directorships in the business information, credit and insurance sectors, including Registry Trust, Dun & Bradstreet, Equifax, Credit Services Association, Graydon and Atradius. He is Independent Advisor to the Business Information Providers’ Association and runs a specialist management consultancy.

Emily Trant (Chief Operating Officer)

Emily worked at Digital Look, a financial information provider, from its early days to its later sale to CMC Markets, holding a number of senior roles with both companies. Originally from Canada, Emily holds a Bachelors in Economics from the University of British Columbia.