SME finance

Articles and news on SME finance issues for UK small businesses.

Accounts & Tax

5 steps to bolster your business finances

Too many of us are guilty of not paying enough attention to day-to-day financials. Mark Wright helps change your money mindset

Alternative finance

Pitalia Capital to invest £50m in small businesses

Equity fund can invest up to £10m each in growth capital for early stage businesses or management buyouts for mid-sized firms.

Business Loans

One third of small businesses turn to Bank of Mum and Dad

Family and specifically parents are the first port of call when a small business runs into trouble, according to a Liberis survey

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


Two out of five small businesses will run out of cash within six weeks

Small business income expected to drop by 60% in April, with 70% of leisure and hospitality firms seeing revenue at all


Two in five small businesses don’t have enough access to finance

Over half of small businesses do not have any finance in place at all, with overdrafts being most popular choice for those that do

Small Business Banking

Five ways the coalition could affect the finances of small businesses

The Conservative/DUP deal was announced on June 26, but what does this mean for your pocket as a small business? Gorilla Accounting looks at how your balance sheets could be affected by the coalition government.

Startup Funding and Grants

How the government is failing small businesses on financing options

The government could do more to encourage lending and raise awareness of different financing options – but first, it should examine what doesn’t work about its current approach to SME funding, Richard Prime argues.

Business Loans

A small business guide to property loans

In this piece in association with Fundbird, we give a basic overview of the main commercial finance options available to you.

Accounts & Tax

Credit monitoring conundrums – The importance of credit checking for small businesses

David Haxton discusses the importance of detailed credit checking for small businesses.


Lack of finance continues to hamper SMEs

Small business owners have been ‘locked in a capital battle’ which has resulted in lost opportunities to grow their business, research finds.

Small Business Banking

Seeking finance for a business with a bad credit rating

I have a bad credit rating because one of my customers went under and put us in debt. Is there anything we can do to get a bank loan?

Partner content

Tide to empower small businesses to optimise cash flow with insights tool

Tide is introducing a Cashflow Insights tool to help small businesses mitigate delays in payment and improve their credit score

Partner content

Business Current Account Masterclass

Tune into the Masterclass from the Current Account Switch Service to find out why you should switch your business account pronto

Partner content

How should I select my business broadband provider?

As with any supplier, it’s important to do your research and ask important questions before you select a broadband provider for your business. But what are the must-have things you should take into consideration?

Partner content

Why your business should switch to a broadband-based phone network

Analogue phone systems are increasingly being replaced by smarter broadband based networks – here’s why you should consider switching