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Minutes not hours: Funding Options uses Open Banking to reduce business loan decision times

Open Banking will allow businesses to be pre-approved for loans, reduce application times, and reduce fraud risk.

7 Apr 2020

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Independent businesses applied for a record £102m in loans during 48 hour window as COVID-19 cashflow fears take hold

Funding Options, the marketplace for business finance, is working hard to support independent UK businesses following a rapid increase in the number of loan applications. Around 1,884 businesses in the UK applied for £101,937,336 in loans during a 48 hour window.

18 Mar 2020

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Funding Options signs the Women in Finance Charter

The data-driven lending platform sets new targets for itself, and introduces new flexible working policies.

3 Mar 2020

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Funding Options announces new leadership to drive future growthe

Funding Options is today announcing the appointment of a new CEO who will lead the strategy to accelerate growth through Open Banking innovation and a wider business services marketplace for both the UK and EU.

3 Oct 2019

general FO news blog

Start-up to Scale-up: Conrad Ford steps down as CEO

Funding Options, the UK’s leading business finance marketplace, today announced that with the eighth anniversary of founding the company in September 2011, Conrad Ford, Founder and CEO, is stepping down from the CEO role. He will remain involved with Funding Options as a shareholder and founder.

18 Sept 2019

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Economic Secretary talks about Funding Options

John Glen MP, the Economic Secretary to the Treasury, has been speaking about Funding Options in the latest Fintech Insider podcast.

28 Jul 2019

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WorldPay and ClearBank® founder joins Funding Options’ board

Fintech pioneer Nick Ogden has joined the board of Funding Options, the UK’s leading business finance marketplace, as non-executive chairman.

10 Jul 2019

FO awarded 5M grant

Funding Options awarded £5 million grant

Funding Options, the UK’s leading business finance marketplace, has today been awarded a £5 million grant from Pool D of the Capability and Innovation Fund. The funds will be used to help broaden and encourage wider choice of funding for small and medium sized businesses (SMEs) across the whole of the UK, particularly those in underserved local communities.

13 Jun 2019

Experian and Funding Options

Nearly 3 million UK small businesses struggle as Brexit bites

Research by Funding Options, the UK’s leading business finance marketplace, has revealed that half (51%) of UK small and medium business1 owners need more help to take control of their finances – equating to 2.86 million small businesses who are struggling alone.

2 Jun 2019


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