Funding Options and accountancy firm Cooper Parry join forces

By Aisling Finn on Thursday 29 October 2020

Alternative Lending

Cooper Parry will use Funding Options’ platform to match its SME clients to help them access lending products.

Funding Options and accountancy firm Cooper Parry join forces
Image source: Simon Cureton/Funding Options


SME loan marketplace Funding Options has partnered with accountancy firm Cooper Parry to provide better financing options for SMEs and scaleups. 

Cooper Parry will direct its clients in need of working capital to debt-based finance through Funding Options’ platform. 

The Midlands-based accountancy firm is hoping that its latest partnership will cement its position as the go-to firm for helping to acquire funding within the SME and scaleup community. 

Cooper Parry recently introduced its CP Futures team, which exclusively works with early-stage, scaleup and high growth business to help them build a strategy and apply for and receive financing. 

Steve Leith, partner at CP Futures, said: “A core part of our strategy is playing a key role in connecting the ecosystem of partners that support early-stage, scale-up and high growth companies.”  

“Much time is wasted by companies in the growth phase assessing where to get support and understanding who will deliver the best value right across their growth agenda.” 

Through the new collaboration, the two firms will be able to connect companies to debt finance faster and more efficiently.  

Simon Cureton, CEO of Funding Options, said: “Cooper Parry has demonstrated with its recent talent acquisition and expansion that it shares the level of ambition we have at Funding Options, together with a deep desire to support SMEs in a difficult climate.” 

“Businesses and accounting firms using our marketplace do so because of the level of choice we can offer, as well as the speed with which we can facilitate loans.” 

Funding Options has more than 200 lenders on its books and is able to match companies to the best financing options for them, with the fastest application being approved in just three minutes.

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