Business Finance


Finance is at the heart of a business’s ability to survive, grow and flourish. Here, we take you on a four-part journey which explains all you need to know about business lending.

Throughout we provide straightforward advice, backed up by resources you can take away and use.

Types of finance

The journey begins by looking at common finance options.

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The right finance for your business

Businesses vary in size, aims and financial requirements. The journey continues by matching the best financial option to different types of businesses.

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Business plans

A good business plan is key to convincing a lender to offer you finance. We explain how to write a good plan and provide worked examples.

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Applying for finance

Maximise your chances of securing finance as you complete your journey by making your application for finance.

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This guide to business finance has been developed by ACCA in partnership with Barclays Bank.