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Self employed loans for small businesses

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Apply as a limited company without affecting your credit score

  • 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 logoAs well as offering business loans up to £500,000, Funding 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).

Business loans for small business owners

Our self employed loans provide a simple, low-cost way to borrow money for your business and with fixed monthly repayments it is easy to plan for the future.

What does it mean to be self-employed?

Being self-employed means that you work for yourself, rather than working for an employer, which gives you more freedom to choose a way of working that’s right for you.

Types of self-employment loans

There are three types of self-employment that each have different benefits:

Sole trader loans: A self-employed sole trader is the simplest way to start your own business. Sole traders work on their own and are personally liable for any loans or debts.

Partnership loans: A self-employed partnership is a minimum of two people that share responsibility for a business. Each person’s income and liability is proportional to their share in the business.

Limited company loans: A limited company is when the business is a separate legal entity from the owners. The company itself is liable for any loans or debt, rather than the owners having to be personally liable.

To find out if you qualify for a self employed loan apply here.

Self employed loans

  • Boost your cash flow
  • Pay business expenses
  • Help with payroll
  • Manage uncertainty
  • Grow your business
  • Cover revenue gaps
Check your eligibility in 30 seconds with our online form without affecting your credit score.
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Strings Club

"Amy at Strings Club’s self-employed loan enabled her to expand her business to 6 clubs across the country and keep up with increased demand."

Applying is quick and easy

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  1. 1

    Check if you qualify in 30 seconds

    See if you’re eligible without affecting your credit score

  2. 2

    Apply online in 10 minutes

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

  3. 3

    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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