Funding Options Blog

Home of our blog articles on topics that will inform and educate entrepreneurs on topics such as lending, green finance, tax and financial matters.

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Can hire purchase be used to access the super-deduction?

If your client needs to purchase equipment or machinery for their business but they don’t have the cash to buy it up front, hire purchase could be just what they need. What’s more, hire purchase can be used as part of the government’s super-deduction capital allowance.

25 Jul 2021

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Trade Finance: Buy and import goods from around the world

Sanjay Vallabh is a Trade Finance Advisory Consultant and founder of Vallabh Associates Ltd. In this article, together with Funding Options’ Head of Advisory Thomas Boyd, he aims to demystify the dark art of trade finance for SMEs, mid-corporates, manufacturers, importers, exporters and advisors.

4 Jul 2021

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How to speak to your clients about business finance

For some, securing the right type of finance can be the difference between success and failure. It’s never been more important for the business community to understand what funding is available and how to apply. Here’s how you, as an advisor, can kickstart the conversation.

21 Jun 2021

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Recovery and reform: The post Covid-19 lending landscape webinar

On the 27 May 2021, our Head of Sales Ryan Hyde-Smith and Head of Advisory Thomas Boyd hosted a webinar in partnership with the IFA to discuss the post Covid-19 recovery and the reform to the lending landscape.

27 May 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.

14 Apr 2021

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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.

7 Apr 2021

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How can your SME clients leverage alternative finance?

It’s never been more critical for businesses to have easy access to the right type of funding. COVID-19 has forced many businesses to pivot or close their doors until lockdown is lifted. However, for others, the situation has led to a significant increase in customer demand.

4 Mar 2021

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How to help your clients grow in a post-Brexit economy

Despite the uncertainty and disruption of 2020, the UK ranked 4th in the Global Innovation Index 2020 and continues to be one of the most entrepreneurial countries in the world. Covid-related redundancies are compelling individuals to set up businesses of their own, and the Trade and Cooperation Agreement (TCA) has created more clarity around what the new trading relationship between the UK and EU will look like moving forward.

28 Jan 2021

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Supporting your clients through a 2021 recovery - webinar

On the 13th January 2021, our Head of Sales Ryan Hyde-Smith and Advisory Partnerships Manager Luke Bowmar hosted a webinar in conjunction with the IFA to discuss the impact Covid-19 has had on the current lending market. The webinar also covered how we can support your clients through a 2021 recovery as well as how we work with our introducers.

18 Jan 2021


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