Funding Options

We help business owners get the right finance in place, so they can trade, plan and grow with confidence. Funding is the fuel companies need to grow, adapt and survive. But all too often, businesses can find it hard to secure the finance they need – there are too many confusing products, complex application forms and long waits.

When we started Funding Options in 2011, we wanted to transform the business finance market. We set out to make sure every business owner could make an informed choice, and have access to instant funding decisions.

With a panel of 120+ lender partners, we’ve helped more than 10,000 businesses across the UK and the Netherlands access over £0.5B. Through the launch of Funding Cloud™,  we've reduced the time from loan application to credit approved to a record-breaking 20 seconds.
We're proud to have recently won LendTech of the year at the 2021 UK FinTech Awards. We're also one of the winners in Nesta’s Open Up Challenge for Open Banking, and have been designated by HM Treasury for the bank referral scheme, to help UK SMEs find alternative finance when they're unsuccessful with the major banks.



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Articles Featuring Funding Options

The biggest emerging fintech challenge to banking

16th August 2021 | Christoph Rieche

Open banking’s penny-drop moment

7th July 2021 | AltFi

Where is small business lending heading next?

29th June 2021 | Aisling Finn

Lessons launching an Australian fintech in a pandemic

7th May 2021 | Ryan Edwards-Pritchard

Fintech’s biggest hires and departures of 2020

5th January 2021 | Aisling Finn

CBILS loans hit £5.5bn of lending to SMEs

7th May 2020 | Daniel Lanyon

Five fintechs that had a tough 2019

8th January 2020 | John Reynolds

2019 In Fintech And Alternative Finance: Part 1

23rd December 2019 | Oliver Smith

ClearBank founder Nick Ogden joins Shieldpay board

28th August 2019 | Oliver Smith

Fintechs and banks: dancing to the same beat

21st August 2019 | Eugenie Casier

Digital business banking arms race heats up

14th November 2018 | Ryan Weeks

German fintech Compeon scoops €12m fundraise

13th October 2017 | Ryan Weeks

A quiet crash in big bank lending?

3rd March 2017 | Ryan Weeks

Bank referral scheme goes live

1st November 2016 | Ryan Weeks

All change at Proplend

6th October 2016 | Ryan Weeks

GLI Finance reports £10.3m loss in H1

26th September 2016 | Ryan Weeks

Bank referral scheme to go live early next quarter

23rd September 2016 | Ryan Weeks

UK votes Leave – AltFi leaders react

24th June 2016 | Ryan Weeks

Fund Watch: What next for pioneer GLI?

27th May 2016 | David Stevenson

SME Lender GLIF Updates On Strategic Review

16th February 2016 | Rupert Taylor

What to watch out for in 2016

4th January 2016 | Ryan Weeks

How go the referrals?

10th December 2015 | Ryan Weeks

Report Calls for Government to Boost SME Awareness

24th November 2015 | Sam Hodges

When and why is reintermediation useful?

7th August 2015 | Ryan Weeks

Next Step in Referrals Process

29th July 2015 | Ryan Weeks