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.

Commercial property finance

How to get a bridging loan quote

If you require a short-term business loan to get your business from A to B, bridging finance might be just the thing you need. Use Funding Options’ bridging finance calculator to find out how much you may be able to borrow in the form of a bridging loan. We’ll ask for some basic information on how much you want to borrow, when you need the funds, what the finance is for (e.g. ‘property finance’) and your email address so we can provide you with your bridging loan quote.

23 Sept 2020

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A guide to personal and business loan quotes

Business and personal loan quotes allow you to compare loans from different lenders at a glance. Personal loan quotes for fixed and variable rate personal loans are available from a handful of comparison websites. You’ll be expected to provide some basic information in order to retrieve your quotes, such as the type of loan you require, how much you’d like to borrow and the duration of the loan, e.g. five years.

22 Sept 2020

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Supporting your clients with Funding Options: webinar overview

Our Head of Advisory Partnerships Katie Ball and Head of Sales Ryan Hyde-Smith took to Funding Options’ virtual stage recently to talk about market trends and how we work with our introducers. The webinar is intended for existing and prospective introducers, as well as anyone interested in the market and how we operate.

8 Sept 2020

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British Business Bank extends CBILS deadline — apply by 30 September

The government-backed British Business Bank (BBB) has provided accredited lenders with extra time to grant state-backed loans to adversely affected SMEs and larger firms through the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS) and the Coronavirus Large Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CLBILS).

28 Aug 2020

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5 ways to improve your business credit rating

The solvency of your business, how up-to-date your business accounts are and how quickly you pay suppliers are all factors that can contribute towards your business credit score. Finance lenders check this information when you apply for a loan to understand the level of risk involved in lending to your business.

13 Aug 2020

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Short-term business loans — how can they benefit SMEs?

Short-term business loans can provide you with the finance your company needs. Perhaps you need a loan for cash flow purposes, or maybe you want to set your growth plans into action. Whatever the reason, this guide is designed to help you figure out whether a short-term business loan solution could benefit your SME.

13 Aug 2020

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What is the UK business community thinking right now?

Levels of uncertainty and disruption remain sky high in the UK, with figures released by the Office of National Statistics revealing that UK employment fell by the largest amount in over a decade between April and June.

11 Aug 2020


Some undertakings in difficulty to benefit from the CBILS

More small businesses are set to benefit from the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS) after UK Government and industry lobbying led to recent changes to state aid rules.

7 Aug 2020

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Adapt to Survive – how businesses have pivoted to stay afloat during COVID-19

The challenge of the coronavirus pandemic should not be underestimated. UK job losses as a result of the COVID-19 lockdown and the changing economic climate have reached 650,000 in Mid-July – and that’s before the winding up of the furlough scheme in October when employers will have to contribute to the wages of their furloughed staff.

6 Aug 2020


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