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Education

What are the features and benefits of a revolving loan?

If you’re looking for a flexible type of finance, a revolving loan (or revolving credit facility) could be the right solution for you. This alternative type of business finance allows you to withdraw money as and when your business needs it. Revolving finance can help you to alleviate cash flow challenges and invest in its future.

13 Nov 2020

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Education

What is asset finance? A guide to asset financing for SMEs

Purchasing new equipment or machinery outright can pose a significant challenge for SMEs and can potentially cause cash flow issues. Often, businesses don’t have the working capital available to pay upfront for an asset. That’s where asset finance can come in handy.

30 Oct 2020

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Education

How to start a business with a cash advance

Raising enough capital to purchase inventory and kickstart operations is one of the biggest challenges new business owners face. Established businesses can also face cash flow problems, for instance during seasonal dips or in times of economic uncertainty — such as the one we all find ourselves in today. Fortunately, there are a few business finance options out there that may be able to help.

22 Oct 2020

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Education

What is working capital? Key terms and formulas explained

Every company owner knows that working capital is the not-so-secret sauce of any successful business. Yet achieving a healthy flow of working capital isn’t always as straightforward as it sounds. In this guide to working capital, we’ll whizz through some of the key terms and teach you how to work out your own business’ working capital ratio.

16 Oct 2020

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Education

How to get a credit card for a new business

Business credit cards are available for organisations of any shape or size—including new companies. If you’re a sole trader, run a small business or have recently set up a new one, you might be eligible for a business credit card.

8 Oct 2020

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Education

A how-to guide for small business credit card processing

If you’ve come to this blog post, it’s likely that your new business is ready to start taking payments from customers. Congratulations – you’re one step further on your journey to success. Choosing a business credit card processor can be a challenge, especially as many of them perform the same tasks. However, there are subtle differences in things like cost and features, so it helps to do your research before you make a decision.

2 Oct 2020

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Education

Types of bridge financing – key terms explained

Although bridging finance is commonly used for buying and renovating property, it can also be used by business owners for a range of other purposes. Bridging loans aren’t as niche as they used to be and business owners consider them when they require a quick cash injection. As with any loan, eligibility criteria applies and you’ll need to present a business plan and exit strategy when you apply for one.

24 Sept 2020

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Education

How to get a bridging loan quote

If you require a short-term business loan to get your business from A to B, bridging finance might be just the thing you need. Use Funding Options’ bridging finance calculator to find out how much you may be able to borrow in the form of a bridging loan. We’ll ask for some basic information on how much you want to borrow, when you need the funds, what the finance is for (e.g. ‘property finance’) and your email address so we can provide you with your bridging loan quote.

23 Sept 2020

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Education

A guide to personal and business loan quotes

Business and personal loan quotes allow you to compare loans from different lenders at a glance. Personal loan quotes for fixed and variable rate personal loans are available from a handful of comparison websites. You’ll be expected to provide some basic information in order to retrieve your quotes, such as the type of loan you require, how much you’d like to borrow and the duration of the loan, e.g. five years.

22 Sept 2020

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