Business Loans

Small businesses blindsided by Growth Street demanding its money back

Growth Street tries to claw back £18m in loans from dozens of small businesses in order to repay panicked peer-to-peer investors

Alternative finance

What are the best alternatives to a business overdraft?

The alternative finance market is stepping into the hole left by overdrafts by introducing a number of innovative products, writes Conrad Ford.

Small Business Banking

My bank is forcing me to restructure my overdraft

My bank is forcing me to restructure my overdraft into a loan. It will be more expensive and in 4-6 months time I may not even need an overdraft. Through circumstance I have never signed a directors' guarantor for the overdraft. Can they still force me into this position?


Overdrafts most popular form of funding

Bank overdrafts remain the single most popular form of business finance for small businesses despite year-on-year term lending decreasing by £269 million on 2009.


Small businesses fall back on overdrafts

SMEs have been forced into paying higher rates through bank overdrafts thanks to the scarcity of business loans.

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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