Finance options

Access a multitude of finance options below.   

Each section provides key information on a specific type of finance. Explore all the options or use the filter at the top to view a finance category. Alternatively you can specify the type of finance you are looking for via the search option on the right.   

Connect directly with relevant approved finance providers by completing the form at the bottom of a finance topic page or you can speak to one of our finance advisers.

Angel Investor

Angel Investors often have significant experience in business or are entrepreneurs themselves. They invest money and time into businesses at an early stage, in exchange for a share in the company.

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Asset Finance

Asset finance works by using a company’s physical assets as security for lending money. Physical assets could include items such as stock, equipment, machinery or property.

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Corporate Venture Capital

Corporate Venture Capital involves large corporates investing in smaller businesses, generally in return for shares in the company.

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An EFG is a 75% guarantee provided to a bank (or approved lender) by the Secretary of State in support of a lending facility to a business.

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Equity Crowd Funders

Equity Crowdfunding provides access to a “crowd” of investors, who each invest a small amount of money, in return for shares in the business.

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Export Capital

Exporting comes with large upfront costs. Export finance eases that strain – there are several products available which can help.

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Grant Funding

A grant is a source of funding available to a business often designed to support a specific project or need. There are usually conditions on how you use the money, but you don’t normally have to give up shares to the business.

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Growth Capital

Growth Capital is the name of finance given to an existing business to help accelerate its growth, or scale up through new market entry, investment in equipment or creation of new products.

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