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.

Education

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.

24 Nov 2020

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Education

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.

24 Nov 2020

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Education

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.

24 Nov 2020

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Education

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.

24 Nov 2020

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Covid-19

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.

24 Nov 2020

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Education

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.

14 Dec 2020

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Education

How to get a bridging loan quote

If you require a short-term [business loan](https://www.fundingoptions.com/knowledge/business-loans/) 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.

14 Dec 2020

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Education

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.

14 Dec 2020

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Advisory

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.

15 Dec 2020

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