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How to help your clients grow their businesses in a post-Brexit economy

Despite the uncertainty and disruption of 2020, the UK ranked 4th in the Global Innovation Index 2020 and continues to be one of the most entrepreneurial countries in the world. Covid-related redundancies are compelling individuals to set up businesses of their own, and the Trade and Cooperation Agreement (TCA) has created more clarity around what the new trading relationship between the UK and EU will look like moving forward.

28 Jan 2021

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Filing your tax return: has the 31 January penalty deadline been extended?

The “immense pressure” the coronavirus pandemic has put many individuals under has prompted HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) to provide self-assessment taxpayers with an extra month to file their online tax returns without receiving a penalty.

27 Jan 2021

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The Women in Fintech series: In conversation with Brittany Weake

When Brittany was told not to pursue a mathematical career because “women aren’t good at maths”, she became even more determined to take a seat at the table.

27 Jan 2021

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Supporting your clients through a 2021 recovery - webinar

On the 13th January 2021, our Head of Sales Ryan Hyde-Smith and Advisory Partnerships Manager Luke Bowmar hosted a webinar in conjunction with the IFA to discuss the impact Covid-19 has had on the current lending market. The webinar also covered how we can support your clients through a 2021 recovery as well as how we work with our introducers.

18 Jan 2021

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Government offers businesses new grants to survive lockdown

One-off grants worth up to £9,000 will be available for businesses in retail, hospitality and leisure to help them stay afloat until spring 2021, the Chancellor has announced.

5 Jan 2021

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Can I apply for a second CBILS loan?

On December 17th 2020 Chancellor Rishi Sunak announced that the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS) is being extended to the end of March 2021. Previously, the deadline was set to the end of January.

4 Jan 2021

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Coronavirus emergency loan schemes to be extended to end of March 2021

Chancellor Rishi Sunak plans to extend the government-guaranteed emergency loan schemes and furlough scheme to provide further financial help to UK businesses impacted by the pandemic.

18 Dec 2020

Funding Options x IFA

Funding Options teams up with the Institute of Financial Accountants to help SMEs on their road to financial recovery

IFA members will leverage Funding Options’ knowledge of the SME finance market to support businesses in overcoming the struggles of accessing finance

8 Dec 2020

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What are the features and benefits of a revolving loan?

If you’re looking for a flexible type of finance, a revolving loan (or revolving credit facility) could be the right solution for you. This alternative type of business finance allows you to withdraw money as and when your business needs it. Revolving finance can help you to alleviate cash flow challenges and invest in its future.

13 Nov 2020


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