Small Business Loans

Archive of our articles, guides and updates on commercial or business loans for UK small businesses and start-up companies.

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How to get funding for your business with The Prince’s Trust

The Prince's Trust could give you with a useful mix of funding and mentoring as well as getting to grips with cashflow forecasting.

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How to get a business loan in 5 steps

Follow this 5-step plan if you want to secure a loan for your small business. There is a wealth of high-street banks and alternative SME lenders to choose from.

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What is a working capital loan for your business?

A working capital loan can cover your short-term operational needs, whether that’s payroll, rent and any debt repayments. They are especially useful for seasonal businesses.

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What documents do you need when applying for a business loan?

Different lenders require different business loan documents. Get prepared with this business loan checklist

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Getting small business loans with bad credit

Even a small business owner with bad credit may need to borrow unexpectedly for stock or a sudden car repair. Where can you turn to for a small business loan with bad credit?

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A guide to getting a small business loan

Everything you need to know on what small business loans are and what types of loan are available for your business.


What the economic crisis means for small businesses

Experts predict that the current economic crisis will have a significant impact on small businesses – but will it all be negative?

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Alternative business funding for small businesses

UK SMEs collectively missed out on £3.6bn of funding from traditional lenders in 2021

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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

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Treasury small business loans could be permanent

Treasury in talks with banks about making Government-backed loans to SMEs to help them grow a permanent offer.

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eBay launches small business loan service for its 300,000 SME sellers

eBay goes into the same-day small business loan market, offering finance anywhere between £500 to £1m

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Small business banking dispute service costs £23m to set up

Business Banking Resolution Service hopes to pay out first damages to small businesses by summer

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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

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How Amazon Ads is supporting entrepreneurs

Digital ad campaigns aren't just for big businesses. Here's why you should be considering it...