SME finance

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

Alternative finance

Businesses to see increase in financing options 

With the government looking to facilitate the process of accessing finance, SMEs can be positive about funding options for the new year, Ben Lobel writes.


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.


Businesses look to credit cards for finance

SMEs are turning to high-risk forms of finance such as credit cards and loans from friends and family to keep their business on track, research finds.


Business owners sell off personal assets to raise cash

Resourceful entrepreneurs have turned to a variety of finance sources in response to decreased bank lending, claims research.

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?


The Rowlands Review – Money isn’t everything 

To little fanfare, the Rowlands review was published this week. In case you’re wondering, it’s a government-backed report looking at the Provision of Growth Capital to UK SMEs.

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Why you need a business bank account

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5 things every small business owner needs to know before starting

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Business management

How to create good cashflow habits

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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