The Funding archive.


NatWest pledges £1 billion in extra funding to SMEs

NatWest says that it will lend an extra £1 billion to small and medium sized enterprises over the next year.

Startup Funding and Grants

Be flexible with funding if you want to see your business boom

Flexibility with funding sources is the key to securing long-term success in business, says Louis-James Davis, founder of VST Enterprises.


British SMEs face uncertain funding future

Thirty-five per cent of small businesses express concern over lack of funding options, most don't know the options available to them.


The ‘Uber for escorts’ just got funded

Rendevu founder, Reuben Coppa has secured funding for his 'Uber for Escorts' app that aims to make the sex industry safer.


Anti-business Budget and Article 50 fail to knock SME appetite for borrowing

The average value of finance enquiries by small and micro UK businesses increased in the month following the Spring Budget.


Freelancers and micro-business owners go for self-funding

The majority of UK freelancers and micro-business owners are self-funding their start-up costs rather than relying on external financial support, research finds.

Startup Funding and Grants

Using the bank of mum and dad for business funding

In this piece, we look at the ways in which parents can benefit from injecting cash into their offspring's business.

Government Grants

Winning grants and free support for your business: It’s a RAPP

Tax advisor Phil Mitchell gives some tips on how to find and apply for business grants in the UK.


Will the Funding for Lending scheme take off?

The latest government inititative intends to prise money out of the banks' coffers and into small and medium-sized businesses, but will it succeed?

Small Business Banking

Getting financing from banks

SmallBusiness.co.uk presents the dos and don'ts of approaching banks for funding.

Small Business Banking

Banking on assistance

Many businesses are still having no luck in obtaining bank loans.


Cable trumpets ‘intense discussion’ on finance

Business secretary Vince Cable and chancellor George Osborne have launched an ‘intense discussion’ on the issue of finance for SMEs .

Masterclass Series

Open Banking

Simon Cureton, CEO of Funding Options, explores the benefits of Open Banking for small and medium-sized businesses

Partner content

PayFit raises €254M to continue transforming in-house payroll for SMEs

Now valued at €1.82B, PayFit aims to strengthen its position in its current markets

Masterclass Series

Green finance

Simon Cureton, CEO of Funding Options, walks us through the 'green boom' in eco-friendly businesses along the growth of green finance

Masterclass Series

The funding landscape

This article from Tracc looks at the changing funding landscape and how business owners can improve their chance to secure funding themselves