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Funding Options is excited to be sponsoring the Sustainability Entrepreneur of the Year category at this year’s Great British Entrepreneur Awards (GBEA). Our CEO, Simon Cureton, is on the judging panel, and the finalists have just been announced!
7 Jul 2021
UK SMEs are responsible for approximately 25 percent of the UK’s CO2 emissions. If SMEs do not reduce these emissions, the UK will be unable to meet its climate goals. ESG risk directly impacts on a borrower's ability to repay debt, impacting credit risk. The SME lending market has a pivotal role in enabling SMEs to become carbon neutral as part of the UK Government’s Together for our Planet campaign.
5 Jul 2021
Sanjay Vallabh is a Trade Finance Advisory Consultant and founder of Vallabh Associates Ltd. In this article, together with Funding Options’ Head of Advisory Thomas Boyd, he aims to demystify the dark art of trade finance for SMEs, mid-corporates, manufacturers, importers, exporters and advisors.
4 Jul 2021
Open Accounting enables lenders to leverage up-to-date information in order to provide businesses with the funding their business needs. In this article, we’ll explore some of the benefits of Open Accounting and separate the truth from the fiction.
1 Jul 2021
Independents' Day UK is taking place on the weekend of the 3rd and 4th of July. The campaign was formed in partnership with Local Rewards, an organisation on a mission to help UK High Streets recover from COVID by rewarding shoppers for their purchases.
30 Jun 2021
After a long period of closure, retail businesses are now back open and able to welcome customers in again. However, this has meant many businesses in the retail sector are finding it difficult to keep up with their cash cycles and outgoings for essentials such as stock, staff and rent. We take a look at some of the different facilities available to business owners who are looking for financial support within the retail sector.
28 Jun 2021
As the UK’s hospitality sector emerges from the COVID-19 pandemic, the businesses hit hardest such as pubs, restaurants and hotels are likely to need financial support to help keep their doors open once more. Our blog explores the financial options available for hospitality businesses looking for cash flow support.
23 Jun 2021
For some, securing the right type of finance can be the difference between success and failure. It’s never been more important for the business community to understand what funding is available and how to apply. Here’s how you, as an advisor, can kickstart the conversation.
21 Jun 2021
The construction industry is currently booming, enjoying the fastest growth rate in 7 years and it’s looking set to continue. Both commercial and residential building works have continued through a global pandemic and as demand increases, the industry remains one of the busiest in the UK. We explore the finance options available for construction businesses and some examples of how the funding can be used.
17 Jun 2021
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