Asset finance

Articles, news and advice guides on the pros and cons of using asset-based finance for UK SMEs.

Business Loans

What is asset finance and how does asset finance work?

Asset finance is helpful if you need to buy equipment or transport to grow your small business but don’t have ready cash. It can be advantageous for tax purposes, too

Alternative finance

Asset finance and leasing: How does it work?

In this piece, WestWon explores the process of leasing capital equipment.


Asset finance for small businesses explained

Here, we take a look at the new face of small business finance and how asset finance can help your business grow.


SMEs still held back by funding despite record asset based finance sales

Close Brothers welcomes record sales of asset based funding, but warns awareness of the options available remains too low.


Asset based finance to businesses jumps to £22.2 billion in a year

Increased funding for merger and acquisition activity has seen a spike in asset based finance for UK businesses.

Startup Funding and Grants

Small businesses and asset finance in the post-Brexit world

Robert Gordon discusses why Britain’s small businesses should consider bespoke asset finance to ride out uncertainty and keep pace with technological change.

Alternative finance

Asset finance opportunity afforded to small businesses

Hitachi Capital and the British Business Bank have agreed a £300 million facility to increase asset finance for small businesses.

Business Technology

SMEs using asset finance to fund IT investment

UK businesses are increasingly replacing bank loans with asset finance as their preferred way to fund investment in IT equipment, research finds.

Alternative finance

A guide to asset based lending and invoice finance

Credit is what sustains most businesses. Without access to a working credit line, many small businesses would find it impossible to bridge the cash flow gap between the raising of an invoice and its eventual settlement.

Alternative finance

The facts about asset based finance

The commercial finance industry promises entrepreneurs a fast track to growth. SmallBusiness.co.uk talks to borrowers and lenders about the rewards and risks of asset based finance.

Alternative finance

Need to know: Asset-based finance

Waiting for invoices to be paid before investing the proceeds in your business can seriously impede growth. SmallBusiness.co.uk examines how factoring and invoice discounting can speed up expansion.

Partner content

4 small business functions that must be automated for greater profits

Can technology help you create more efficient business models? In this article, we explore how you can use technology to boost your business

Partner content

It’s time the UK’s small businesses got the seamless communications and collaboration tools they need

Why seamless collaboration is crucial for UK small businesses and what tools can help

Partner content

Flexible work is making cybersecurity tougher for UK SMBs. It’s time they got the tools, and the platform, to defend themselves

The cybersecurity landscape for small businesses and the tips and tools that can help

Partner content

How to enhance your customer and employee experiences using Uber Vouchers

This article explains how Uber Vouchers can enhance both your customer and employee experience