Access finance in the UK

Whatever your company’s size, market or sector, the UK offers a range of finance and funding options for your business.

Last updated 24 October 2019

Business-friendly banking

Our world-class banking service is open to individuals and businesses of every size. Find out about setting up a UK bank account.

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Funding for small businesses

The British Business Bank helps smaller businesses find the right finance.

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Programmes for entrepreneurs and innovation

We’re rated as one of the most innovative countries in the world and pride ourselves on our investment in research and development (R&D).

UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) offers funding through our Research Councils and Innovate UK.

A range of UK-government backed venture capital financing include:

There are also many tax reliefs for research and development such as Patent Box, R&D Tax Relief and R&D Expenditure Credit.

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Funding opportunities based on your location

There are many opportunities to access local finance in the UK. These include:

  • the Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund
  • Midlands Engine Investment Fund
  • Local Enterprise Partnerships
  • programmes from the Devolved Administrations in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland

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