About Funding Options

Our mission is to make business finance easy. We love helping firms from around the UK, as well as working with their most trusted advisors such as accountants, finance professionals and trade federations.

Our last year at a glance

We’re helping to fund the UK’s business success; here are a few highlights from the last year:

We’ve referred UK firms to more than fifty lenders, from high street banks to niche funding specialists.

Finance we’ve raised for businesses has saved or created more than one hundred UK jobs.

Our clients have featured in national press, and we’ve been named among the UK’s most innovative firms.

Our team

We’re very proud of feedback about our friendly and professional team; here’s just a few examples:

Prav, property funding professional

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"I really recommend his service."

"I am very grateful for your efforts and applaud your professionalism."

Jason, a working capital expert


"A breath of fresh air, the money was in my bank account in weeks."

"He listened to me and put me in touch with an alternative funding option which worked perfectly."

Steve, an asset finance specialist

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“Extremely professional and a pleasure to do business with."

“He treats every client with enthusiasm, professionalism and tenacity.”

Who we work with


Our business information service Check Business is powered by one of the world's leading information solutions providers.

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Recognised as one of the most popular and authoritative sources of small business advice, the Donut group of websites offer our finance finder service to firms.

RHA Associate

We are associate members of the Road Haulage Association and have worked hard to provide their member firms with the best possible finance options.

Forum of Private Business

The Forum of Private Business is a proactive business support organisation. We're working together to make sure small businesses can access the finance they need.

Board & Leadership

Conrad Ford (Managing Director)

Conrad is a Chartered Management Accountant who served in the group strategy department of a leading global bank, before joining their fast-growing technology subsidiary where he served as COO during a period in which it won multiple awards. Conrad has a Masters from Cambridge University.

Alan Morgan (Non-Executive Director)

Alan is a prominent angel investor. He is currently Chairman of MMC Ventures, an £80 million venture capital fund, and Non-Executive Director of AXA Investment Managers. Previously he was head of McKinsey’s EMEA financial services practice and a board member of the McKinsey Investment Office.

Mark Halstead (Non-Executive Director)

Mark Halstead is the Managing Director of Red Flag Alert, the credit risk database provider, and represents the commercial interests of major shareholder Ric Traynor on the board. Funding Options works closely with Red Flag Alert, which is a leading data provider to professional services firms.

Brian Palmer (Non-Executive Director)

Brian has held senior roles and directorships in the business information, credit and insurance sectors, including Registry Trust, Dun & Bradstreet, Equifax, Credit Services Association, Graydon and Atradius. He is Independent Advisor to the Business Information Providers’ Association and runs a specialist management consultancy.

Emily Trant (Chief Operating Officer)

Emily worked at Digital Look, a financial information provider, from its early days to its later sale to CMC Markets, holding a number of senior roles with both companies. Originally from Canada, Emily holds a Bachelors in Economics from the University of British Columbia.