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SME funding

Articles, news and guides on funding sources and support for UK small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).

Alternative finance

Is your business a good candidate for a merchant cash advance?

Merchant cash advance is the fastest-growing area of business funding, enabling businesses to raise working capital against till sales. It’s a new way of funding driven by technology.

News

Investment lies in hands of pension holders, says Sunak

Chancellor says its up to those who pay in to pensions to tell institutions they want to invest in fast-growth tech start-ups

Government Grants

Just 25% of cash earmarked for £20m Brexit Support Fund applied for

The government's £20m scheme to help small businesses get through Brexit paperwork appears to be a damp squib as SMEs are put off by complicated application process

Alternative finance

Qardus opens Islamic finance to small business for first time

Crowdfunding platform hopes to arrange up to £2.5m worth of Islamic finance for SMEs over coming year

Alternative finance

Using Islamic finance for your small business – what is it?

Around 3.4m Muslims live in Britain, many of whom own their own firm. What is Islamic finance and how can you use it in your small business?

Alternative finance

Why Rishi Sunak is going to be good for small business

Chancellor Rishi Sunak has argued for the creation of an SME bond market, which could raise billions of pounds for small business

Alternative finance

5 reasons why SEIS and EIS are the best funding routes for tech startups

Tax-based startup funding raised through the Government’s SEIS and EIS schemes is amplified if you work with a tech startup specialist, argues Alistair Marsden.

Alternative finance

Four fintechs share £40m funding pot to boost small business finance

Iwoca, Atom Bank, Currencycloud and Modulr all pledge to address £10bn funding gap for small business trying to raise finance

Financing

British Business Bank increases small business support by 27pc

Government economic development bank supported over 89,000 start-ups and scale-ups with £6.6bn of finance in 2018-19 - an uplift of 27pc

Alternative finance

How to choose the right finance option for your SME

Philip Belamant explains the difference between loans and equity, and why specialist lenders who forward fund specific costs such as ad spend provide an alternative.

Alternative finance

Caple completes £5m in alternative funding loans to UK SMEs

UK small businesses Spinnaker International and Grayson Thermal Systems secure funding with the support of alternative credit specialist Caple

Small Business Banking

Guide to small business funding Northern Ireland

Small business funding in Northern Ireland – a Growth Business guide to what is currently on offer.

Business Loans

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.

Partner content

Why you need a business bank account

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Partner content

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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