Is it difficult to find a loan to help grow your business?

Many businesses find it difficult to secure business loans, but what is the reason for this? Is it down to access or is it down to a fear of funding?

Alternative Finance for Business

A business loan in 12 minutes or less: Ultimate Finance cuts turnaround time

Business lender Ultimate Finance has launched a loan available in under 12 minutes, in a bid to offer British businesses the fastest finance in the world.

Alternative Finance for Business

Do you have to be a homeowner to get a business loan?

Do you have to be a homeowner to get a business loan? The short answer is no — but it might help. Funding Options' CEO Conrad Ford writes.

Alternative Finance for Business

Do you need a guarantor loan?

How do you know if you need a guarantor loan? And more importantly, what does it entail?

Alternative Finance for Business

What not to do when applying for a business loan

Applying for a business loan doesn't need to be complicated. Funding Options CEO Conrad Ford outlines what NOT to do if you want to hear a 'yes' from finance providers.

Financial Management

Can an unsecured loan help your business grow?

Unsecured business loans are usually faster to get in place than secured loans, but how do you know if it's right for your business? Funding Options CEO Conrad Ford explains


Start Up Loans scheme moves past £100 million mark

Lord Young's Start Up Loans programme has now awarded its 20,000 commitment, taking its overall activity beyond £100 million.


James Caan-fronted Start-Up Loans scheme nets extra government cash

A £35 million increase to the coalition government’s Start-Up Loans scheme has pushed the amount available to prospective entrepreneurs over the £100 million mark.


The Wonga way to small business loans

Wonga has become the latest in a long line of small business finance white knights.


Business loan support scheme launched

Barclays Bank is making £150 million of funding available for small and mid-sized enterprises (SMEs) investing in capital projects.


A cup of tea with…Teresa Graham

Teresa Graham, deputy chair of the Government’s Better Regulation Task Force, explains impending changes to the Small Firms Loan Guarantee Scheme (SFLGS).