Thomas Boyd

Thomas Boyd

Head of Commercial

Thomas Boyd is the Head of Commercial at Funding Options. Thomas started his career in the finance sector at LendingCrowd. His work over the past five years has focused on supporting the vibrant and growing community of SMEs across the UK.

webinar - navigate through the macroeconomic landscape - an sme lending landscape

Navigating through the macroeconomic landscape: an SME lending perspective

Rising inflation is a growing concern for many business owners across the UK. Planning for business continuity, cash flow management and obtaining business funding are just some of the challenges business owners are facing in the current economic climate. In a recent webinar, our Senior Strategic Partnership Managers, Leon Jayasinghe and Ryan Ciecko hosted a live discussion about how the SME lending market is changing against the backdrop of the economic climate, and what SMEs and their advisors can do to navigate the challenges and improve their chances of securing funding.

10 Jan 2023

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10 ways accounting helps your business

Even if you’ve got a talent for keeping your accounts in order, you won’t necessarily have the time. There are many ways an accountant can add value to your business, from handling the bookkeeping aspect to helping your business grow.

6 Dec 2022

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Alternative business finance options for your clients

Although some of your clients might struggle to get a loan from their business bank, there are a wealth of alternative options to choose from. Some even offer greater flexibility when it comes to guarantees and repayment terms.

18 Nov 2022

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21 SME cards

21% of SMEs say their accountant is their go-to resource for business finance

Here's how you, too, can ensure you’re the one they’ll turn to to help them navigate the often fractured SME lending landscape.

4 Oct 2022

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RLS extension

Government Announces Recovery Loan Scheme Extension

The Recovery Loan Scheme was introduced by the government to help SMEs recover and grow as the UK began its economic recovery after COVID-19.  On 20 July 2022, the Government announced the latest iteration of the Recovery Loan Scheme (RLS), set to run for 2 years from 1 August 2022.

29 Jul 2022

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How can small businesses be the top seed at Wimbledon?

Match point: How can small businesses be top seed at Wimbledon?

More than a billion viewers take action across 200 nations – providing a platform for UK businesses to market their business. It's clear that just like the FA Cup Final that occurred earlier in the summer calendar of sporting events, Wimbledon is a beacon for businesses. Smaller companies look to Wimbledon for creative ways to build their brand and drive their bottom line.

13 Jun 2022

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Green Finance

World Environment Day 2022

Sunday, June 5th, is 'World Environment Day'. It promises to be the most important international day dedicated to the environment. The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) will lead the celebration, having held events annually since 1974. Millions of people worldwide are set to engage in different ways to protect our planet. At Funding Options, we're joining thousands of other green companies to raise awareness about how businesses can reduce their carbon emissions. Here, we'll discuss how transitioning to green finance contributes to environmental action.

1 Jun 2022

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FX & International Payments

How do I use Wise to receive money from a client?

Powered by Wise, Funding Options provides SMEs with greater choice when it comes to FX and international payments. Create an international business account to pay invoices, suppliers and employees — with the real exchange rate — in more than 70 countries, without the added burden of subscription fees and hidden charges. Receiving money from clients is also easy. Here’s how:

28 Feb 2022

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International payments
FX & International Payments

How to overcome international payment challenges as an SME

SMEs make up 90% of businesses worldwide, and the SME market in the UK contributes £2 trillion a year to the economy. SMEs also contribute significantly to international trade volumes – $35 trillion of trade is expected this year as the economy continues to recover. <br> Yet despite the pivotal role SMEs play, they’ve traditionally had to navigate complicated and costly international payment systems. Corporate B2B payment platforms aren’t always viable for small business owners who usually rely on their bank to facilitate transactions.

13 Jan 2022

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