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What is a typical exit strategy for real estate investors?

What is a typical exit strategy for real estate investors?

If you’re a real estate investor, you’ve probably figured out how you’re going to make money. Without an exit strategy, you could get no return or investment – or receive less than you invested. But what does a typical exit strategy for property investors look like? The truth is, there are a few – and the one you choose will depend on your own needs and goals.

30 Jun 2022

What is Open Banking, and what does it entail?

What is Open Banking, and what does it entail?

Open Banking emerged as a set of reforms by the PSD2 in 2018. It allows consumers and companies to share their financial information securely and in a standardised way with authorised parties. But what does Open Banking mean for businesses, exactly?

23 Jun 2022

Auction finance for property developers and businesses

Auction finance for property developers and businesses

When you buy a property at auction, you’ll usually need to pay a 10% deposit that day and the rest – plus fees – within just 28 days. While some property developers and businesses use cash, others opt for auction finance, and here’s how it works.

20 Jun 2022

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Three types of crowdfunding investment

Most of us have come across crowdfunding campaigns on social media before. Crowdfunding enables organisations and individuals to raise funds by inviting a group of people to contribute small amounts, usually in return for equity or perks. Let's take a closer look at how it works, and explore some advantages and disadvantages.

13 Jun 2022

SME director filling out a small business loan application

Can a personal loan be used for business purposes?

Personal loans can be quick to apply for and arrange. But can they be used for business purposes? It's essential to check the loan terms before using them for your business. At Funding Options, we can match you with the right business loan for your needs and circumstances by comparing over 120 business lenders.

9 Jun 2022

United Kingdom pound sterling and calculator representing the finance an SME could get with a business loan

5 factors that keep you from getting a business loan

There comes a time in many a business' lifecycle when additional funding is required. A business owner might use a business loan to help get operations off the ground, expand, or overcome short-term cash flow problems. But what can prevent businesses from being eligible for finance? Let's find out.

6 Jun 2022

hand holding keys to represent how a UK SMEs can use bridging loans to finance a property purchase

Using a bridging loan for stamp duty

A bridging loan is a type of short-term finance that can help you bridge a gap in funding. It's often used in property purchases and to support a sale in getting over the line. Here we'll take a closer look at how bridge loans can be utilised in property and the broader sense.

2 Jun 2022

Business Acquisition Hero

How to get a loan to buy an existing business

When starting a business, we usually think about building one from scratch. But there are plenty of benefits to buying an existing business from someone who wants to sell. With the right experience, you might be able to purchase one with a business loan.

30 May 2022

Queenie Card

Do I have to give my employees the day off for the extra bank holiday?

Many of us will be enjoying an extra bank holiday day off on Friday, 3 June, to mark the Queen's Platinum Jubilee. The end of May bank holiday has been moved to Thursday 2 June so that people can enjoy a four-day weekend. But is everyone entitled to the day off? It depends on your employee contract.

27 May 2022


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