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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.

24 Nov 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.

24 Nov 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.

14 Dec 2020

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Education

How to get a bridging loan quote

If you require a short-term [business loan](https://www.fundingoptions.com/knowledge/business-loans/) 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.

14 Dec 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.

14 Dec 2020

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Education

5 ways to improve your business credit rating

The solvency of your business, how up-to-date your business accounts are and how quickly you pay suppliers are all factors that can contribute towards your business credit score. Finance lenders check this information when you apply for a loan to understand the level of risk involved in lending to your business.

15 Dec 2020

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Education

Short-term business loans — how can they benefit SMEs?

Short-term business loans can provide you with the finance your company needs. Perhaps you need a loan for cash flow purposes, or maybe you want to set your growth plans into action. Whatever the reason, this guide is designed to help you figure out whether a short-term business loan solution could benefit your SME.

15 Dec 2020

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Education

How to improve a bad credit score in 3 easy steps

Most of us are all too aware of the importance of good personal credit when it comes to obtaining finance for mortgages, contracts, and credit cards. For small business owners, establishing business credit can be just as crucial.

15 Dec 2020

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Education

Cash flow lending definition and how it works

Healthy cash flow – the amount of cash and equivalents that flow in and out of a business – is the lifeblood of most SMEs. Yet dealing with cash flow issues as a startup or small business can be challenging and lack of cash is one of the top reasons companies fail.

15 Dec 2020

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