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

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?
Education

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?
Education

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
Education

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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What is Open Banking, and what does it entail?
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What is Open Banking, and what does it entail?

Open Banking emerged as a set of reforms by the PSD2 in 2018. It allows consumers and companies to share their financial information securely and in a standardised way with authorised parties. But what does Open Banking mean for businesses, exactly?

23 Jun 2022

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Auction finance for property developers and businesses
Education

Auction finance for property developers and businesses

When you buy a property at auction, you’ll usually need to pay a 10% deposit that day and the rest – plus fees – within just 28 days. While some property developers and businesses use cash, others opt for auction finance, and here’s how it works.

20 Jun 2022

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Hands grouped together to represent business crowdfunding investment
Education

Three types of crowdfunding investment

Most of us have come across crowdfunding campaigns on social media before. Crowdfunding enables organisations and individuals to raise funds by inviting a group of people to contribute small amounts, usually in return for equity or perks. Let's take a closer look at how it works, and explore some advantages and disadvantages.

13 Jun 2022

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SME director filling out a small business loan application
Education

Can a personal loan be used for business purposes?

Personal loans can be quick to apply for and arrange. But can they be used for business purposes? It's essential to check the loan terms before using them for your business. At Funding Options, we can match you with the right business loan for your needs and circumstances by comparing over 120 business lenders.

1 Jun 2022

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