SME finance

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

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


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.


Small business finance conditions continue to improve

Overall volume of lending to smaller firms is up, with peer to peer business lending and asset finance higher than previous years.

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.


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

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

Business Technology

How to keep your small business safe online

Here's how Security Service Edge from Vodafone can help to protect your SME from ever-increasing cyber threats

Business Technology

How to grow a global creative agency in record time

Find out how creative agency, Myth Studio, used technology to grow their business and quadruple their staff count in 18 months

Partner content

Attracting and keeping top talent through Total Reward

Employment benefits specialist, Drewberry, explain why you should base your benefits around a Total Reward Strategy

Partner content

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