Choosing the right solution

Whether you’ve just started a new business venture or have been established for some time, finding the right financial solution can in some cases become a barrier to your growth. In this section you’ll find knowledge, advice and step-by-step guides to help you find the right financial measure.

Borrowing solutions

Your business may need access to finance as you grow and expand. Learn about your borrowing options and find out what is right for you.

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Applying for finance

How to get started? What do you need to consider before applying? Find the answers in our step-by-step guide on applying for finance.

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Managing the unexpected

You may come across unforeseen circumstances at times, however, there are steps you can take to make your business more resilient.

Gain resilience

Find business grants with Swoop Funding

If you’re looking for alternative finance, Swoop Funding’s free service can help you find and apply for relevant grants. This link takes you to Swoop Funding’s website*.

Visit Swoop Funding’s Grantfinder Tool

*The Grantfinder Tool is provided by a third party; Swoop Funding. You will need to create an account with Swoop Funding and provide information to them so they can display possible grant matches for your business. Any information provided to Swoop Funding on their website, will be used in line with their own Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. By clicking to continue, you are providing consent to visit this third party site to use the Grantfinder Tool.

All lending is subject to a satisfactory credit assessment and we will need your permission to carry out a credit check on you and your business.

You should not apply for an amount that you cannot comfortably afford to repay now and in the future to avoid the possibility of legal action.

All lending is subject to status. Security may be required.

Black Entrepreneurs: Community Conversation - Let's Talk Finance

Let’s talk finance

Watch the Black Business Advisory Committee discuss the challenges faced in the Black business community with tips and advice on seeking the right finance solutions in order to start or grow your existing business.

Getting started on your entrepreneurial journey

Turnarounds: Seizing new opportunities

Download our free Turnarounds book, bringing together expertise on business turnarounds, from stabilisation to growth.

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The Finance Fundamentals For Your Start-Up

Finance Fundamentals for your start-up

Join in for a bitesize introduction to financing your start-up, hosted by chair and founder of Cornerstone Partners, Rodney Appiah.

Watch the full series

Boost your financial skills

Boost your financial skills

Lloyds Bank Academy has a wealth of free self-serve and trainer-led resources on a variety of topics including finance, networking, and social media. You can also sign-up to interactive webinars hosted by expert speakers.

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Lloyds Bank Foundation

Racial Equity Fund

We support charities with an annual income of between £25,000 and £1 million with a strong track record of helping people from Black, Asian and minority ethnic communities overcome complex social issues. We offer a two-year unrestricted grant of £50,000 alongside development support to help your charity navigate change.

Apply for funding

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Case studies

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Eligible deposits with us are protected by the Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS). We are covered by the Financial Ombudsman Service (FOS). Please note that due to FSCS and FOS eligibility criteria not all business customers will be covered.