Whether you are starting a business, expanding it or investing in it to stay competitive, you may need to borrow money. You may want external finance to cover day-to-day expenses when developing your new product, service or marketing strategy until your business generates enough surplus cash to meet these costs. Alternatively, you may want to borrow money to cover the cost of new equipment or premises.
This guide looks at the advantages and disadvantages of loans and overdrafts, and the purposes for which they are best suited. It provides practical help when choosing a loan or overdraft, including the options available from high street banks and building societies as well as companies offering unsecured loans.