Business finance falls under two main categories: secured and unsecured. Choosing the right one is an important step to getting the right loan for your business. Secured loans require security whereas unsecured ones don’t.
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Secured loans are based on valuable items owned by your business; the lender takes a charge over the asset and if you stop making repayments and sell it to recover their costs. Unsecured loans aren't based on any security, so the lender assesses your overall business position more closely and will be looking for strong profitability.
Because they're based on a tangible asset, secured loans are often cheaper than unsecured loans, and other aspects of your business performance aren't as important.
Based on an asset
You can borrow between 50-75% of the asset's value
You still own the asset
Often easier to get, and cheaper, than unsecured finance
Without tangible assets involved, unsecured loans can be more difficult to get than secured loans, and you often have to give a personal guarantee.
No need to own assets
Faster to arrange than secured loans (no valuations necessary)
Borrow up to 25% of annual turnover
Potentially more expensive than secured loans
Secured and unsecured flexible finance options available subject to eligibility
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7.63% APR Representative based on a loan of £50,000 repayable over 24 months. Monthly repayment of £2,252.94. The total amount payable is £54,070.56
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Annual Percentage Rate
Rates from 2.75% APR
1 month to 30 years terms