Funding Options Blog

Home of our blog articles on topics that will inform and educate entrepreneurs on topics such as lending, green finance, tax and financial matters.

celebrating brilliant Black-owned businesses
Education

Celebrating Black-owned businesses in the UK

We love to see startup businesses grow from the initial idea to securing funding, and as part of Black History month, we took a look at resounding successes from Black-owned businesses in the UK. From the types of businesses to funding, we celebrate Black entrepreneurs and explore findings from the Black Report with Google for Startups.

4 Oct 2021

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funding your business
Education

Fund-based and non-fund based credit limits

Working capital finance can be divided into fund-based and non-fund-based credits. The difference between the two is whether they’re physical funds or guaranteed by assurance. We explore both funding options and why they’re a great option for any business looking for capital to help grow.

28 Sept 2021

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 Build a digital future by adding funding to your advisory proposition webinar
Advisory

Build a digital future by funding your advisory proposition

On the 27 September 2021, our Head of Advisory Thomas Boyd and Advisory Partnership Manager Steve Whelan hosted a webinar in partnership with the IFA to discuss how accountants, business consultants and practitioners could build a digital future by adding funding to your advisory proposition.

28 Sept 2021

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Covid-19

Funding for businesses experiencing supply chain problems and delays

The rise in the price of natural gas is having a significant impact on supply chains across the UK and overseas. Let’s take a closer look at how supply chain disruption is impacting different sectors, and explore how businesses can use funding to boost their cash flow.

27 Sept 2021

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filing coporation taxes
Education

What is corporate tax?

In the UK, corporate or corporation tax is paid by all UK limited companies and other corporations and groups that make a profit in the UK. The amount each company pays depends on the annual turnover less their expenses. We explore corporation tax and how to pay it, in our latest blog here.

23 Sept 2021

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News

Why alternative finance is not so alternative anymore

At Funding Options, we think it’s time for the industry to drop the ‘alternative’ from alternative finance. Funding Circle delivered almost a quarter of all CBILS loans, and Starling Bank expects to own 18% of SME business banking accounts within the next five years. Fintech lenders have entered the mainstream - we need to give them the recognition they deserve.

22 Sept 2021

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private equity for business
Education

A guide to private equity funds

Private equity is an alternative form of private financing outside of the public markets, where funds and investors directly invest in companies or are involved in buyouts of companies. Usually, the investment funds are made to established businesses or more traditional industries in exchange for equity, or percentage of ownership. We explore private equity as a finance option and why so many businesses choose this kind of capital.

23 Sept 2021

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Education

5 ways to manage your cash flow

From making sure your cash flow forecast is up-to-date to considering business finance, there are lots of things you can do to manage your company’s cash flow effectively. Good cash flow management can help your business become more resilient and grow.

20 Sept 2021

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working capital loans
Education

What is the interest rate on a working capital loan?

Working capital finance facilities are designed to help businesses improve their working capital and encourage growth but just like other loans, there can be varying interest rates associated with these types of loans. We explore interest rates and why working capital is a great business loan option to consider.

17 Sept 2021

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