Business loans

Borrowing can be a key part of funding your business, alongside any equity finance you and other investors have put into the venture.

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Business loans - overview

Our introduction to borrowing money for your business - your options, how to work out how much you need and how to make sure you're creditworthy.

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Car finance

Get finance for your business cars wrong and you could end up with big headaches and even bigger bills. Read our guide to arranging car finance terms.

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Factoring and invoice discounting

Businesses often find that factoring (or invoice discounting) is a more flexible source of working capital than bank finance. Read our guide.

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Financing equipment

Hiring or leasing equipment is one way to make your working capital go further. Here's how to make sure you get the right deal.

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Overdrafts and bank loans

Overdrafts and bank loans are the most common form of external financing available to businesses. Read our guide to reducing the cost and risk.

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Subsidised and guaranteed loans

If you have a promising business but can't provide the security needed for a bank loan, a supported loan scheme may be what you need.

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Q&A: Asset finance

Steve Richardson of Funding Options answers key questions about asset finance and how it could benefit your business, starting with the basics.

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Q&A: Commercial mortgages

A commercial mortgage is secured against a property other than your home. It may allow you to buy business premises and set up a long-term investment.