Helping you find the right finance for your business

Whether you’re a small UK venture or a large international company, getting access to the right type of finance can be crucial if you want to grow, invest and create jobs. To help you make an informed decision, this guide outlines some of the different types of borrowing on offer, along with how to apply, how we assess your application and what other support is available.

Exploring your options

Discover the differences between debt finance and equity finance to help you decide which is right for your business

Helping you apply

Get the information and support to help you complete your borrowing application

How we assess your application

Find out what information we use when considering your application and what your options may be if it’s not approved

Government support

Explore a wide range of government-backed initiatives and access helpful business support tools

Other sources of support

Access a range of help and support from business mentors to tools, checklists and a wealth of other resources

Lending principles

Find out what you can expect when you borrow from HSBC

Deeds of Priority and Letters of Waiver

Find out how to discuss your security arrangements if you're looking to borrow from another lender

Get in touch

If you're an existing customer, call us on

03457 60 60 60

Textphone number: 0345 7125 563. Lines are open 8am to 10pm, Monday to Sunday.

From overseas: +44 1226 260 878

If you're new to HSBC, please call us on

0800 032 1770

Lines are open 8am to 10pm, Monday to Sunday

From overseas: +44 1470 697032

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