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Fintech leaders call for government-discounted green loans to accelerate UK SME drive to Net Zero

With small businesses responsible for around half of the carbon emissions generated from business and industry, a group of financial services providers and influential small business organisations have signed an open letter calling for a tangible solution to hit climate goals by 2050

24 Oct 2021


Funding Options bolsters leadership team with experienced CFO appointment

Ian Savage brings wealth of fintech and financial services knowledge alongside particular expertise in driving growth.

26 Jul 2021


Fundings Options and Love Energy Savings partner to help SMEs get best offers in utilities

Collaboration will mean SMEs can secure finance and energy products at competitive rates from multiple providers via a single marketplace.

19 Jul 2021


Funding Options launches first Green Finance Marketplace for SMEs

UK SMEs are responsible for approximately 25 percent of the UK’s CO2 emissions. If SMEs do not reduce these emissions, the UK will be unable to meet its climate goals. ESG risk directly impacts on a borrower's ability to repay debt, impacting credit risk. The SME lending market has a pivotal role in enabling SMEs to become carbon neutral as part of the UK Government’s Together for our Planet campaign.

5 Jul 2021


Funding Options transforms SME finance with first fully integrated real-time lending platform, the Funding Cloud (™)

Funding Options, the leading marketplace for business finance, has launched Funding Cloud (™), a technology and data-driven platform that will bring unparalleled scale and speed to the SME finance sector. Lenders including Just Cash Flow, iwoca, YouLend, Optimum Finance and FIBR have already integrated with Funding Cloud (™) to benefit from its innovative technology and as a highly efficient channel for customer acquisition. By Q4 this year, the company expects to have more than 30 lenders fully integrated. 

26 Apr 2021


Starling Bank joins Funding Options’ lending panel to support SME recovery

Fresh from securing ‘unicorn’ status, the digital bank’s partnership with the UK’s leading business finance marketplace will help independent businesses access vital loans faster.

7 Apr 2021


Funding Options teams up with the Institute of Financial Accountants to help SMEs on their road to financial recovery

IFA members will leverage Funding Options’ knowledge of the SME finance market to support businesses in overcoming the struggles of accessing finance

8 Dec 2020


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


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.

24 Jun 2020


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