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What should SMEs do to become net-zero?

The UK recently agreed to legislate a new target to reduce emissions by 78% by 2035. It’s the most ambitious target for cutting carbon in the world, and will require everyone to play their part. So, what can SMEs do to scale back emissions and finally become net-zero?

May 9, 2021

Fintech glossary: Key business finance terms explained

Our comprehensive A – Z of business finance is designed to help you understand the acronyms and terms you’ll come across as an SME owner. The finance sector is constantly evolving to meet the needs of business, with new terminology emerging every month. Bookmark this page to stay ahead of the curve!

May 4, 2021

Funding Options transforms SME finance with first fully integrated real-time lending platform, the Funding Cloud (™)

Funding Options, the leading marketplace for business finance, has launched Funding Cloud (™), a technology and data-driven platform that will bring unparalleled scale and speed to the SME finance sector. Lenders including Just Cash Flow, iwoca, YouLend, Optimum Finance and FIBR have already integrated with Funding Cloud (™) to benefit from its innovative technology and as a highly efficient channel for customer acquisition. By Q4 this year, the company expects to have more than 30 lenders fully integrated. 

Apr 26, 2021

The Women in Fintech series: In conversation with Akruti Amin

Akruti’s mentors helped her choose a path that wasn’t initially on her radar – one that would ultimately lead her to thrive in the Fintech industry.

Apr 21, 2021

Why it's important for SMEs to be net zero

Back in June 2019, the UK became the first major global economy to pass laws to end its contribution to global warming by 2050. Here’s why it’s so important for the nation’s small-to-medium sized businesses to play their part when it comes to reaching net zero.

Apr 20, 2021

Chancellor sets out ambitious plans to boost UK Fintechs

The Chancellor has announced today, 19 April 2021, ambitious new plans to help fintechs scale up and ensure the UK remains at the cutting edge of digitalising finance.

Apr 18, 2021

5 common myths about Open Banking

It's natural for business owners to worry about adopting new technologies into the day-to-day running of their business. So its unsuprising that many SMEs share the same concerns about the concept of Open Banking. Often, the benefits of Open Banking technology are overshadowed by unfounded myths. Did you know it can actually help business owners access finance faster, more efficiently and allow you to manage your money better. In the first article of our two part series, we’ll help you get to grips with what Open Banking means and dispel some of the myths around it. Keep an eye out for our next instalment, which will focus on Open Accounting.

Apr 18, 2021

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

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