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Secured vs. unsecured business loans

Take control of your future with finance from the business loan specialists. Apply in 10 minutes today.

  • Apply online in 10 minutes

  • Decision in as little as 1 hour

  • Borrow £10,000 to £500,000

  • Rates from 6.9% per year

BBB logoFunding Circle is accredited by the Government-owned British Business Bank to provide business loans of £25,001 – £250,000 under the Recovery Loan Scheme (RLS).

What’s the difference between secured and unsecured business loans?

Unsecured loans

Loans up to £500,000

Unsecured loans allow you to borrow without giving security on any business assets, such as property or equipment. They’re a quick and easy way to get an affordable cash injection for your business.

Secured loans

Loans up to £1 million

Secured loans allow you to borrow more for your business as you can use business assets as collateral. If your business can’t pay back the loan in full, the proceeds from the sale of assets can be used to pay off the outstanding amount. It’s a great option for business finance if you want to borrow a large amount.

There are different assets you can use depending on the value and purpose of your loan:

  • Typically secured against all assets of the business
  • Property and large assets can also be used as security
  • May also require a personal guarantee

Unsecured and secured loans for almost any purpose

  • Boost your cash flow
  • Grow your business
  • Refurbish premises
  • Cover a one-off cost
  • Buy new assets
  • Manage uncertainty
Check your eligibility in 30 seconds with our online form without affecting your credit score.
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Bramley & Gage

"With their business funding, Edward and Michael from Bramley & Gage were able to boost their production by purchasing a new gin still."

Applying is quick and easy

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    Check if you qualify in 30 seconds

    See if you’re eligible without affecting your credit score

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    Apply online in 10 minutes

    Complete our simple form with your details, and we’ll only ask for supporting documents if we need them

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    Get approved in as little as 1 hour

    If approved, you’ll receive no-obligation offer with your personalised rate

  4. 4

    Get your funds in a couple of days

    Once you accept your offer we'll deposit the money into your account - typically within 48 hours


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