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Funding Options’ 2021 Women in Finance Charter update

In 2019, Funding Options signed the Women in Finance Charter as part of our commitment to creating an inclusive and equitable workplace. We were recently required to share an annual update on our progress in meeting our targets and objectives.

11 Oct 2021

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How to support your mental health at work

Whether you’re an employee or a business owner, supporting your mental health at work is vital for many reasons such as productivity and your general wellbeing at work. We explore some of the best ways in which business owners and employees can support mental health at work.

6 Oct 2021

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Why alternative finance is not so alternative anymore

At Funding Options, we think it’s time for the industry to drop the ‘alternative’ from alternative finance. Funding Circle delivered almost a quarter of all CBILS loans, and Starling Bank expects to own 18% of SME business banking accounts within the next five years. Fintech lenders have entered the mainstream - we need to give them the recognition they deserve.

21 Sept 2021

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How have GBEA alumni used funding to grow their businesses?

The Great British Entrepreneur Awards (GBEA) is a thriving ecosystem of 50,000 UK entrepreneurs and their supporters. As well as celebrating businesses through an annual awards ceremony, the GBEA provides year-round opportunities for winners and finalists. We caught up with some alumni business owners to find out more about their funding journey.

5 Sept 2021

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Great British Entrepreneur Awards – why we’re taking part

Funding Options is excited to be sponsoring the Sustainability Entrepreneur of the Year category at this year’s Great British Entrepreneur Awards (GBEA). Our CEO, Simon Cureton, is on the judging panel, and the finalists have just been announced!

7 Jul 2021

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We’re celebrating Independents' Day UK – here’s why

Independents' Day UK is taking place on the weekend of the 3rd and 4th of July. The campaign was formed in partnership with Local Rewards, an organisation on a mission to help UK High Streets recover from COVID by rewarding shoppers for their purchases.

30 Jun 2021

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Chancellor sets out ambitious plans to boost UK Fintechs

The Chancellor has announced today, 19 April 2021, ambitious new plans to help fintechs scale up and ensure the UK remains at the cutting edge of digitalising finance.

18 Apr 2021

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Budget 2021: What it means for SMEs

On March 3 2021, Rishi Sunak detailed the contents of his Budget in the House of Commons, including an additional £65bn of measures to help businesses mitigate the impact of COVID-19. So, what can SMEs expect in the coming months?

4 Mar 2021

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Funding Options in at position 223 of the FT 1000: Europe’s Fastest Growing Companies 2021

The Financial Times today released their fifth annual list of Europe’s Top 1000 fastest growing companies. And, we’re delighted to have made the 2021 list with the FT1000 ranking Funding Options in at number 223.

2 Mar 2021

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