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Why we're dropping the 'alternative' from alternative finance

At Funding Options, we think it’s time for the industry to drop the ‘alternative’ from alternative finance. Funding Circle delivered almost a quarter of all CBILS loans, and Starling Bank expects to own 18% of SME business banking accounts within the next five years. Fintech lenders have entered the mainstream - we need to give them the recognition they deserve.

21 Sept 2021

Education

Business loans for women — what to prepare and how to apply test

The number of female-owned businesses is on the rise. In fact, according to an analysis of 1.4 million small businesses, there was a 31 per cent surge in companies with women at the helm in 2019 (male-led companies rose by 21 per cent).

20 Sept 2021

Education

5 ways to manage your cash flow

From making sure your cash flow forecast is up-to-date to considering business finance, there are lots of things you can do to manage your company’s cash flow effectively. Good cash flow management can help your business become more resilient and grow.

19 Sept 2021

Education

What is the interest rate on a working capital loan?

Working capital finance facilities are designed to help businesses improve their working capital and encourage growth but just like other loans, there can be varying interest rates associated with these types of loans. We explore interest rates and why working capital is a great business loan option to consider.

16 Sept 2021

Education

Why asset management is important?

Keeping on top of how many assets a business has is key to the ongoing success of a business. Knowing how many assets a business maximises the value and delivers the best results for stakeholders, as well as helps save time and money. We explore why asset management is important for businesses.

15 Sept 2021

Education

What is cash flow forecast?

A cash flow forecast is a way for a business to estimate the flow of cash in and out of their business over a certain period of time. The forecast acts as a plan for businesses to understand how much they can expect to receive and payout over the set period.

14 Sept 2021

Green Finance

Funding Options’ journey towards funding a net-zero future

At Funding Options, we believe in the immediate need to mitigate climate change and achieve net zero by 2050. But we’re also aware that actions speak louder than words. Read on to find out about how we’re championing sustainability and how we’re helping UK businesses play their part too.

13 Sept 2021

Business Energy

How to switch and save money on your business energy tariff

Your commercial gas and electricity supply is crucial for keeping your business up and running. But are you paying more for it than you need to? We’ve partnered with Love Energy Savings to help you switch and save money on your business energy tariff today.

6 Sept 2021

Education

Understanding the current assets on your balance sheet

As a business owner, it’s always helpful to understand your current financial status and if you have physical assets. If so, it's important to know how many are currently on your balance sheet - or your books. We explore understanding balance sheets and why it’s good to know your financial position when running a business.

6 Sept 2021

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