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A guide to business loans for small businesses

However large or small, every business needs adequate cash flow to operate well. Business loans for small businesses can provide companies with the financial help they need in a flexible format. This article looks at the most common types of small business loans and what they’re typically used for.

15 Dec 2020

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What is a limited company buy-to-let mortgage?

A limited company buy-to-let mortgage is where you purchase a buy-to-let property through a limited company or SPV (Special Purpose Vehicle). For a large percentage of property investors, the tax benefits of buying a property through a limited company can be considerable (particularly for higher or additional rate taxpayers).

15 Dec 2020

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What is property crowdfunding?

The sharing economy is based on the idea that you don’t have to fully own something to benefit from it. Among other things, it’s changing how we think about ownership and having an impact on how we invest in property.

15 Dec 2020

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Business acquisition – what you need to know

Business acquisitions can play a large role in the success and growth of companies. SMEs use acquisitions to bolster their market presence and acquisitions aren’t a rarity in the corporate world either. Alphabet – Google’s parent company – had reportedly acquired over 200 companies by 2016. But what is a business acquisition and how do they work?

15 Dec 2020

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What are instant business loans?

Sometimes, waiting days or even weeks to secure a business loan isn’t a viable option. Every business experiences turbulent times, and having enough capital to keep afloat in the midst of a crisis is critical.

15 Dec 2020

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Is it better to buy or lease IT equipment?

There comes a point in the entrepreneurial journey where your workload necessitates that you hire some in house staff. While remote working is becoming more popular and stands to grow in popularity even after lockdown is lifted, for many small businesses, having the core of your team working together in an office still has far more benefits than disadvantages

15 Dec 2020

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How can small businesses help the UK economy?

Small businesses are the lifeblood of the UK’s economy. You only have to peek at the figures to see why. There were 5.9 million SMEs (businesses with less than 250 employees) in the UK in 2019, accounting for more than 99% of all businesses. What’s more, SMEs make up three-fifths of the employment and around half of the turnover in the UK private sector, according to the Department for Business, Innovation & Skills.

15 Dec 2020

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It’s called Open Banking, but don’t underestimate its security...

Rewind just a few short months ago and it would have been inconceivable that this mysterious coronavirus would impact the world so drastically. But here I am, working from my home office rather than at Funding Options’ London HQ. UK plc is experiencing an unprecedented time that will unquestionably go down in history. Companies, large and small, are navigating the choppiest of waters at present as a result of Covid-19.

15 Dec 2020

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A guide to bridging loans and bridging finance

A bridging loan is a type of short term business loan designed to ‘bridge a gap’ in a business’ finance. In other words, it helps you get from one point to the next until you can either secure longer term finance or clear the loan in full.

15 Dec 2020

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