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 it 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 also be advantageous for tax purposes.

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.

Alternative finance

Is your business missing out on asset based lending?

Many UK SMEs remain unaware of the benefits that asset based lending can offer them, Close Brothers research reveals.


SME manufacturers stuck with unsold stock

The value of the unsold stock held by SME manufacturing companies has risen to £4.94 billion, putting cash flow under greater strain, research finds.

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.

Partner content

Why you need a business bank account

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5 things every small business owner needs to know before starting

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Business management

How to create good cashflow habits

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Business Technology

How to keep your small business safe online

Here's how Security Service Edge from Vodafone can help to protect your SME from ever-increasing cyber threats