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Build a digital future by adding funding to your advisory proposition

Gaining access to funding can be challenging for SMEs, especially those with a short trading history, lack of security or less-than-perfect credit history. Fortunately, alternative finance provisions are changing the narrative. Find out why now’s the perfect time for your accountancy firm to adopt the role of funding advisor for your clients.

Apr 14, 2021

How to secure business finance ahead of the stage 3 lockdown easing

April 12 – the date that stage 2 of the lockdown roadmap comes into play – is when non-essential shops can reopen and resume trading in person. Pubs can serve customers seated outdoors and haircuts can finally resume. Businesses have been working around the clock to get ready, and many are now looking ahead to how they can prepare for stage 3.

Apr 8, 2021

Starling Bank joins Funding Options’ lending panel to support SME recovery

Fresh from securing ‘unicorn’ status, the digital bank’s partnership with the UK’s leading business finance marketplace will help independent businesses access vital loans faster.

Apr 7, 2021

Recovery and growth for your SME clients - The Recovery Loan Scheme vs. Alt-Fi products

The Recovery Loan Scheme (RLS) launched on 6 April 2021. Designed as a follow-up to the CBILS, CLBILS and BBLS, which all closed on 31 March, it provides businesses with access to the finance they need during the nation’s post-lockdown period of recovery.

Apr 7, 2021

The Women in Fintech series: In conversation with Bryony Morse

Bryony has become Funding Options’ Senior Finance Specialist despite once believing she "wouldn’t be successful in Finance".

Apr 6, 2021

What happens if I don’t have any funding options available to me?

It’s not uncommon for a business to apply for a loan only to find out they’re not eligible. If you’re facing this predicament, the good news is there are things you can do to make it easier to get business business finance now or in the not-too-distant future.

Mar 29, 2021

Recovery Loan Scheme (RLS) vs. AltFi products – how do they compare?

The CBILS, CLBILS and BBLS all came to an end on 31 March 2021. Launching on 6 April, The Recovery Loan Scheme (RLS) is the much anticipated replacement. But is it the best option on the lending market, and how does it compare to the other alt-fi products out there?

Mar 29, 2021

3 practical tips for businesses reopening on 12 April

The date 12 April is etched in the minds of many a business owner and consumer. It’s when non-essential shops, hairdressers, pubs and gyms can finally reopen – albeit with restrictions. So, what can businesses do to make sure they get a headstart?

Mar 19, 2021

How can SMEs benefit from the super-deduction tax break?

The Government's super-deduction tax break is encouraging UK firms – including startups and SMEs – to invest in assets that will enable them to grow as we emerge from the lockdown. So, how does it work, and how can business owners fund their new purchases?

Mar 15, 2021

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