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Commercial bridging loans explained

A commercial bridging loan is a type of short-term funding. For example, as a business owner you might use a bridging loan to cover the cost of a purchase while you wait for the sale of the asset you’re selling in order to purchase it to go through. The term ‘bridge’ is very revealing: essentially, the finance bridges a gap in funding until long-term funding is secured. Bridging loans are commonly associated with property purchases, but they can in fact be used for a range of business purposes.

8 Dec 2022

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How to use Funding Options' commercial loans calculator

A commercial loans calculator can provide you with an estimation of how much your monthly loan repayments might cost. To calculate this you’ll need to input how much you want to borrow, the annual interest rate and term length. Let’s take a closer look at how commercial loans work and how much commercial finance your business could get.

7 Dec 2022


10 ways accounting helps your business

Even if you’ve got a talent for keeping your accounts in order, you won’t necessarily have the time. There are many ways an accountant can add value to your business, from handling the bookkeeping aspect to helping your business grow.

6 Dec 2022

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What is asset finance and how does it work?

As a business owner, you might require additional funding to pay staff, foot a bill, purchase machinery, buy more stock – or something else entirely. Commercial asset finance is a flexible type of funding that can provide you with a working capital boost. It can also help you spread the cost of the equipment or machinery your business needs.

1 Dec 2022

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Tide acquires Funding Options

Tide, the leading digital business banking platform, has today announced it will acquire Funding Options, a leading UK marketplace for business finance, subject to FCA approval.  Founded in 2011, Funding Options is a leader in SME credit intermediation and has been recognised as a fast-growth scale-up, and has featured in the FT1000, the Financial Times’s annual list of Europe’s fastest-growing companies.

28 Nov 2022

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Funding to reduce business energy costs

When it comes to reducing your business emissions and saving money on bills, there are several greener finance options that could help. As SMEs make up 25% of the UK’s emissions, it’s important for smaller business owners to make changes to their energy consumptions. Our blog explores some of the types of funding available to help reduce energy costs for good.

24 Nov 2022

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5 things to consider when setting up your business premises

So, you’ve registered your business, have a team behind you and are ready to start selling your products or services. The only thing left to do is to secure a premises. To help you figure out where to look and what type of properties to explore, we’ve put together a handy list of things to think about along the way.

23 Nov 2022

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Alternative business finance options to introduce to your clients right now

Although some of your clients might struggle to get a loan from their business bank, there are a wealth of alternative options to choose from. Some even offer greater flexibility when it comes to guarantees and repayment terms.

18 Nov 2022

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Autumn Budget 2022: How does this impact UK businesses?

On 17 November 2022, Chancellor Jeremy Hunt delivered his first fiscal statement since taking office. Hunt had already reversed a handful of his predecessor Kwasi Kawrtang’s policies. As predicted, in the Autumn budget he unveiled a series of further tax rises and spending cuts, amounting to approximately £55 billion. So, what does this week’s Autumn Statement mean for businesses and workers?

17 Nov 2022


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