Finance options can be grouped into two categories – equity and debt.
Equity finance is where a business sells shares to raise money. Debt finance is where a business borrows money from a lender, and then pays it back with interest.
Focus on finance options
There are numerous types of equity finance and debt finance. Here, we direct you to our dedicated pages on the different equity and debt products, so you can do your research and establish which might be best for your business.
Finance finder tool
Use this quick and easy tool to find finance options for your business. Answer six simple questions and learn what types of investment may be most suitable for you.
Everything you need to know about external finance
The good news for entrepreneurs is that there is a wealth of finance options out there to help grow a business. We answer some common questions, so you can make an informed decision about your funding future.
How equity finance can transform your business
There can often be a lot of capital available to British businesses that are looking to take their next funding step. Read more about the impact equity finance can have.
5 benefits of equity finance for growing businesses
Businesses want to grow for a variety of reasons – to invest in R&D, to enter new markets, or to refinance, for example. But why should they consider equity as an option to fund their growth plans? Find out the benefits of equity finance here.
When it might be worth considering equity and debt
Equity or debt – it’s a choice many entrepreneurs face. And there are advantages to both. The right option for your business depends on a number of considerations. Learn more on this page.