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.

green finance launch
Press

Funding Options launches first Green Finance Marketplace for SMEs

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.

6 Jul 2021

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trade finance
Advisory

Trade Finance: Buy and import goods from around the world

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.

5 Jul 2021

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Open Accounting
Tech blog

3 common myths about Open Accounting

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.

2 Jul 2021

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independents day uk
News

We’re celebrating Independents' Day UK – here’s why

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.

1 Jul 2021

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retail businesses bounce back
Education

5 types of finance available for retail businesses

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

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opening hospitality businesses
Education

6 types of financial support for hospitality businesses

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.

24 Jun 2021

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We're open
Advisory

How to speak to your clients about business finance

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.

22 Jun 2021

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finance for building projects
Education

Finance options for construction businesses in the UK

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.

18 Jun 2021

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WFH
Tech blog

Why is Funding Options embracing hybrid working?

A growing number of businesses are embracing hybrid working, where employees divide their time between working in the office and remotely. Our IT Manager, Nourhan Elshenawi, explains why she thinks this approach will work for our organisation.

16 Jun 2021

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