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8 things to consider when choosing a bank for your small business

Having a business bank account will help you to keep your business and personal transactions separate. If you run a limited company or incorporated company, you usually won’t be allowed to use a personal account in place of a business one. Finding a business bank that suits your business’ needs and plans is important, but it’s not always easy. That’s why we’ve put together a list of things for you to consider.

25 Aug 2022

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What are the top pros and cons of unsecured business loans?

Lots of businesses – even the most profitable – require [business loans](https://www.fundingoptions.com/knowledge/business-loans/) to fund their financial needs. Whether you need finance to take your company to the next level or manage your day-to-day cash flow, you could use an asset to secure finance. But what if you don’t own assets? Is it possible to get a loan if you’re unable or don’t want to offer security? Yes – that’s where unsecured business loans come in.

25 Aug 2022

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Business Credit Cards: The Safety Net for Cash Flow
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Business Credit Cards: The Safety Net for Cash Flow

Cash is king for businesses, but it doesn't always flow steadily – especially in times of economic uncertainty. A business credit card can be a short-term safety net when cash is tight, or your business needs to cover an unexpected cost. Here's what to expect. 

22 Jul 2022

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Merchant cash advances – what are the features and benefits?
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Merchant cash advances – what are the features and benefits?

Merchant cash advances can be flexible and fast to obtain. Used predominantly by retail, hospitality, and leisure companies – and businesses that rely on card payments from other sectors – to access unsecured finance. But how do they work, and what are some benefits and things to consider before applying?

18 Jul 2022

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Overdrafts and revolving credit facilities – what's the difference?
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Overdrafts and revolving credit facilities – what's the difference?

Business overdrafts and revolving credit facilities share some similarities. For example, they're both designed for short-term cash flow purposes. But there are also differences: one of the fundamental ones being that your business bank usually supplies an overdraft while revolving credit facilities are available from specialist lenders.

14 Jul 2022

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What are the main crowdfunding advantages and disadvantages?
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What are the main crowdfunding advantages and disadvantages?

If you've got a business idea in the pipeline or are looking to launch a new project, you might consider funding it via a crowdfunding campaign. But first, why not take some time to understand the advantages and disadvantages?

11 Jul 2022

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What loans are available for women to start a business?
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Investing in equality: What loans are available for women to start a business?

Research reveals that female-led businesses receive, on the whole, less funding than those managed by men. But why? Shouldn't industry's goal be to ensure a diverse and varied business landscape? In this article, we'll take a closer look at the problem and highlight some key finance options that every business owner can use to access finance, hopefully achieving greater gender parity.

7 Jul 2022

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How to write a business plan for a loan
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How to write a business plan for a loan

Your business plan is a living document – it's something you'll revisit to check that you're reaching your goals and making the most of your venture. You may also need one if you're looking for funders to support and invest in your idea. Here's how it works.

4 Jul 2022

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What is a typical exit strategy for real estate investors?
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What is a typical exit strategy for real estate investors?

If you’re a real estate investor, you’ve probably figured out how you’re going to make money. Without an exit strategy, you could get no return or investment – or receive less than you invested. But what does a typical exit strategy for property investors look like? The truth is, there are a few – and the one you choose will depend on your own needs and goals.

30 Jun 2022

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