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.

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Funding Options and Cooper Parry form strategic alliance to help SME growth

'Rebels of accountancy’ firm Cooper Parry partners with business finance marketplace Funding Options to provide flexible business capital to ambitious scale-ups and established SMEs.

27 Oct 2020

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Funding Options signs the 'FinTech for All Charter'

In March 2020, Funding Options made a commitment to work towards gender equality in the workplace by signing the Women in Finance Charter. In a bid to further our goal for fairness in our business, we’re proud to announce that we’ve also joined the FinTech For All Charter.

23 Oct 2020

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What can UK businesses do to prepare for Brexit?

New rules for companies are set to come into force at the end of 2020, which is when the Brexit transition period ends. The Government is warning that the clock is ticking when it comes to getting ready for a no-deal scenario and business leaders are being told not to “get caught out”. Here's what businesses can do to prepare.

23 Oct 2020

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How to start a business with a cash advance

Raising enough capital to purchase inventory and kickstart operations is one of the biggest challenges new business owners face. Established businesses can also face cash flow problems, for instance during seasonal dips or in times of economic uncertainty — such as the one we all find ourselves in today. Fortunately, there are a few business finance options out there that may be able to help.

22 Oct 2020

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What is working capital? Key terms and formulas explained

Every company owner knows that working capital is the not-so-secret sauce of any successful business. Yet achieving a healthy flow of working capital isn’t always as straightforward as it sounds. In this guide to working capital, we’ll whizz through some of the key terms and teach you how to work out your own business’ working capital ratio.

16 Oct 2020

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How to get a credit card for a new business

Business credit cards are available for organisations of any shape or size—including new companies. If you’re a sole trader, run a small business or have recently set up a new one, you might be eligible for a business credit card.

8 Oct 2020

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A how-to guide for small business credit card processing

If you’ve come to this blog post, it’s likely that your new business is ready to start taking payments from customers. Congratulations – you’re one step further on your journey to success. Choosing a business credit card processor can be a challenge, especially as many of them perform the same tasks. However, there are subtle differences in things like cost and features, so it helps to do your research before you make a decision.

2 Oct 2020

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Flexibility and funding for businesses in winter economy plan

On 24 September 2020 the Chancellor Rishi Sunak announced a further set of targeted measures to protect jobs and help businesses remain financially feasible as we head into the winter months.

30 Sept 2020

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Types of bridge financing – key terms explained

Although bridging finance is commonly used for buying and renovating property, it can also be used by business owners for a range of other purposes. Bridging loans aren’t as niche as they used to be and business owners consider them when they require a quick cash injection. As with any loan, eligibility criteria applies and you’ll need to present a business plan and exit strategy when you apply for one.

24 Sept 2020


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