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Advice and tips on Bank loans for UK small businesses

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Personal guarantees for loans stifling growth, say business owners

Small business lobbyist calls out banks’ use of harsh personal guarantees, which can force small business owners to put their homes on the line

Business Loans

Best small business loans in the UK

We explore whether a loan is the right finance option for you along with some of the best small business loans in the UK market

Business Loans

SMEs urged to apply for finance before it’s too late

Trade body UK Finance says small business owners should apply for a bank loan now, regardless of whether they need it yet, before an economic slowdown turns off the credit tap

Business Loans

NatWest adds another £2.2bn to its Brexit Growth Fund

Nearly £6bn drawn down already from Brexit preparation fund, designed to help small business through no-deal

Small Business Banking

Cashplus plans to lend £400m to small business from next year

Cashplus aims to have a 10pc market share of all new UK business accounts by 2024, with nearly 100,000 business customers already

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HSBC adds billions to its £14bn small business loan fund ahead of Brexit

SME loan fund ringfences cash for agriculture and companies that want to expand overseas post Brexit

Small Business Banking

SMEs don’t understand personal guarantee in business loans

There is a fundamental lack of understanding regarding loan conditions from small business owners - specifically personal guarantees, a new study finds.

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UK small businesses are confident in bank funding

UK businesses feel confident that bank funding is readily available to help them, a new study reveals.

Small Business Banking

SMEs: Bank loans are far too expensive

It seems that UK business owners find it too expensive to borrow cash from their bank. Why aren't the banks adjusting to online competition?

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Bank loans have become more costly for SMEs

Interest rates on loans to small businesses have risen over the last three months, despite the government's flagship 'Funding for Lending' scheme, according to a prominent finance provider.

Small Business Banking

How to win bank funding

Business owners and bankers share tips with SmallBusiness.co.uk on how to negotiate a financing deal.

Small Business Banking

Can small businesses get bank loans?

I am sure that like me, you have seen headlines about banks not lending to small businesses with depressing regularity.

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5 things every small business owner needs to know before starting

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What is professional indemnity insurance?

Professional indemnity insurance provides cover if somebody sues your business and they allege that your advice caused financial loss or damaged their brand. It’s not just for accountants and lawyers but for anyone offering a personal service, even web designers

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Benefits of switching to the right business bank account

We've teamed up with the Current Account Switch Service to explain the benefits of switching your business bank account.

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Business Companion: a reliable voice in the misinformation age

Business Companion is a one-stop-shop for accurate and up-to-date legal guidance, whatever sector you’re in — and it’s all completely free