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Education

What capital allowances can you claim for your business?

As a business owner, you can claim capital allowances for assets you buy and use in your business. These assets are called 'plant and machinery' and cover a range of equipment, machines and business vehicles. Capital allowances enable you to deduct part or all of the item's value from your profits before tax. Here's what to expect.

25 Aug 2022

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Press

Funding Options Celebrates International Youth Day

With interest rates rising, a possible recession on the horizon and the impacts of the coronavirus pandemic still being felt, SMEs need to start looking forward and investing in future generations to survive the coming years.

11 Aug 2022

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Education

8 things to consider when choosing a bank for your small business

Having a business bank account will help you to keep your business and personal transactions separate. If you run a limited company or incorporated company, you usually won’t be allowed to use a personal account in place of a business one. Finding a business bank that suits your business’ needs and plans is important, but it’s not always easy. That’s why we’ve put together a list of things for you to consider.

25 Aug 2022

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What are the benefits of business energy audits?
Business Energy

What are the benefits of business energy audits?

With the cost of energy at an all-time high and an accelerating drive to net zero, it's never been more crucial for businesses to understand their energy consumption. One of the best ways to map your business' energy consumption is by conducting an energy audit. Let's take a look at how the process works and its benefits.

8 Aug 2022

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Education

What are the top pros and cons of unsecured business loans?

Lots of businesses – even the most profitable – require [business loans](https://www.fundingoptions.com/knowledge/business-loans/) to fund their financial needs. Whether you need finance to take your company to the next level or manage your day-to-day cash flow, you could use an asset to secure finance. But what if you don’t own assets? Is it possible to get a loan if you’re unable or don’t want to offer security? Yes – that’s where unsecured business loans come in.

25 Aug 2022

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FX & International Payments

How can SMEs mitigate exchange rate risk?

If your company makes financial transactions in foreign currencies, it should be aware of the business risks surrounding exchange rates (known as “FX risk”), and what it can do to mitigate them. All currencies can experience periods of high volatility. Approaching FX risk strategically and measuring your exposure can help you protect your profit margins and continue to thrive internationally.

25 Aug 2022

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Funding Options partners with VFD to deliver market-leading financial and advisory integration
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Funding Options partners with VFD to deliver market-leading financial and advisory integration

Leading fintech advisory company, VFD Pro Ltd, has partnered with Funding Options to integrate Funding Cloud: Connect, an extension of the Funding Cloud(TM) platform, into their market-leading financial and advisory solution. 

26 Jul 2022

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Business Credit Cards: The Safety Net for Cash Flow
Education

Business Credit Cards: The Safety Net for Cash Flow

Cash is king for businesses, but it doesn't always flow steadily – especially in times of economic uncertainty. A business credit card can be a short-term safety net when cash is tight, or your business needs to cover an unexpected cost. Here's what to expect. 

22 Jul 2022

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Merchant cash advances – what are the features and benefits?
Education

Merchant cash advances – what are the features and benefits?

Merchant cash advances can be flexible and fast to obtain. Used predominantly by retail, hospitality, and leisure companies – and businesses that rely on card payments from other sectors – to access unsecured finance. But how do they work, and what are some benefits and things to consider before applying?

18 Jul 2022

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