Debt Financing


Build Back Better #1 – equity vs debt, which is better?

Which is better when you want to grow your business, equity or debt? Ian Dawson examines the case for either

Alternative Finance for Business

Creative England launches £24m debt fund for creative businesses

Creative Growth Fund will offer loans of up to £500,000 to post revenue, IP-rich creative businesses which need finance to scale up


7 tips to borrow money for your SME – the legal perspective

Rebecca Dury and Jonathan Hyde of solicitors Ashfords share 7 tips if you want to borrow money to grow your business

Venture Capital Funding

Q&A Luke Davis of IW Capital – ‘Opportunity comes out of crisis’

IW Capital was founded nine years ago as a boutique EIS investment house. Today it’s grown to offer debt as it transforms into a one-stop-shop for SMEs

Alternative Finance for Business

Funding Circle increases SME loans by 23% to £644m in first quarter

Peer-to-peer lender lends £419m to British SMEs alone between January and March

Alternative Finance for Business

PayPal lends £1bn to UK businesses through cash advance scheme

Internet payments giant says 20% of loans have been made to entrepreneurs growing their businesses

Growth Planning

The debt options growing businesses can consider to fund their expansion

The managing director of LGB corporate finance explains the different funding options out there for scale-up businesses.


Wearable camera firm Edesix raises up to £2 million for international growth

Beringeas' ProVen Legacy debt vehicle will help Edesix grow sales in the US.

Alternative Finance for Business

The drive for specialisation in debt finance

In the GrowthBusiness M&A Guide 2017, Clydesdale & Yorkshire Banks' David Hayers, outlines the benefits of debt finance for growth businesses.

Financial Management

Financing face-off: debt vs. equity

The two most popular types of funding available for growing businesses are debt financing and equity financing. Which one is right for your business?

Growth Planning

Financing growth and acquiring debt

Debt finance is relatively cheap and readily available to fund growth. But a recent surge in debt trading could put your equity at risk from acquisitive hedge funds if you fail to meet the targets and covenants agreed with your bankers.


Debt v Equity Finance for Expansion

Entrepreneurs have largely two expansion fund options: debt, where you take out a mortgage on the future; or equity, where you sell a portion of the family silver. Choose the right one, structure the deal appropriately, and your venture will thrive.