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Asto and Funding Options team up to offer flexible loans to small businesses

Santander’s fintech app, Asto, partners with business finance marketplace Funding Options to provide flexible business capital to early stage startups and SMEs.

9 Mar 2021

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Covid-19

Find out about debt restructuring during Coronavirus

To say that COVID-19 is having a significant impact on the UK’s economic landscape is an understatement. Just last week, Rishi Sunak confirmed that the country’s debt is now worth more than its entire economy after the government borrowed £55.2bn in May – the highest amount since records began in 1993.

15 Dec 2020

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Covid-19

Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS) FAQs

We’ve put together a list of FAQs to help you understand how the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS) worked if your business had previously applied for it. You can visit our COVID-19 content hub for more information on the financial support available and you can use our platform to find appropriate finance for your circumstances.

15 Dec 2020

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Covid-19

What is the Self-Employed Income Support Scheme (SEISS)?

If you’re self-employed or a member of a partnership and your work has been adversely affected by COVID-19, you could be eligible to claim a grant through the UK government’s Self-Employment Income Support Scheme. *UPDATE*:You may be eligible to claim a third grant worth of 80% paid out in a single instalment covering 3 months’ worth of profits, and capped at £7,500 in total. You must make your claim on or before 29 January 2021.

15 Dec 2020

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Education

What are instant business loans?

Sometimes, waiting days or even weeks to secure a business loan isn’t a viable option. Every business experiences turbulent times, and having enough capital to keep afloat in the midst of a crisis is critical.

15 Dec 2020

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Covid-19

Second grants for small businesses - everything you need to know

On 29 May 2020, Chancellor Rishi Sunak confirmed that the UK government will be extending the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS), offering self-employed workers affected by coronavirus the chance to claim a second and final payment in August.

15 Dec 2020

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Covid-19

How to communicate with your customers post covid

As the UK’s coronavirus lockdown measures are eased, some businesses are looking to reopen either fully or partially over the coming weeks, while others will remain closed.

14 Dec 2020

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Education

Is it better to buy or lease IT equipment?

There comes a point in the entrepreneurial journey where your workload necessitates that you hire some in house staff. While remote working is becoming more popular and stands to grow in popularity even after lockdown is lifted, for many small businesses, having the core of your team working together in an office still has far more benefits than disadvantages

15 Dec 2020

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Covid-19

Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS): who’s eligible and what to prepare

The Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS) was launched in March to help businesses mitigate the impact of the pandemic. Over the last few weeks, the scheme has become available to a wider range of businesses. Read on to find out more about the CBILS, including what to prepare for your application and what to do if you’re rejected.

14 Dec 2020

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