Business loans UK – finding finance that delivers

Business loans UK - finding finance that delivers

Most businesses need to borrow some extra money from time to time, whether it’s to start a business, for expansion or investment or simply to help with cash flow.

In the start up phase you may need finance to cover the day-to-day expenses when you are spending the cash that you do have on developing a new product or service, or on equipment and premises or when marketing your business.

If you are wondering if a business loan is right for you, or you are interested in hearing more about the benefits of business loans, UK banks and other lenders will be able to provide you with plenty of advice and offers. It is worth remembering to shop around, as banks are only able to offer you the products which they offer, whereas independent commercial finance brokers will be able to offer a wider range of options to suit your needs.

Before speaking to banks, brokers and lenders it is worth answering the following questions:

  • How much money do you need?
  • How flexible do you want the repayment terms to be?
  • Would you like a fixed, variable or capped interest rate?
  • Would you be willing to or are you able to have the loan secured on property?
  • What will you do if the business cannot repay the loan?

The answer to these questions will help determine which finance option will be most suitable for you. You should also think about what benefits your business hopes to achieve from a loan. This will also help you determine which finance option is really the best one for you.

The benefits of business loans:

  • You can make the repayment over a number of years
  • You can use the loan for whatever you want
  • You can often choose whether the rate is fixed, variable or capped
  • You can pay interest monthly or quarterly
  • Lenders offer highly competitive rates

Business Loans UK Finance Options:

As well as loans, business loan UK organisations can also offer other finance options that can really deliver, the options include:

  • Invoice Factoring
  • Invoice Discounting
  • Asset Finance
  • Credit Protection

Invoice Discounting

Invoice discounting releases cash tied up in your unpaid invoices, often within 24 hours of raising the invoice, therefore improving your cash flow.

One of the benefits of invoice discounting is that the more you invoice the more you can borrow.

For further information regarding business loans please contact our advice team on 0800 597 4757 or apply online using the form opposite.