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Finding other sources of support

Deciding whether to borrow? Wanting to put together a powerful business plan? Looking to invest your finance in the right way? Wherever you are on your borrowing journey, expert financial support could really benefit your business.

Perhaps you'd like face-to-face guidance from a mentor or want to access a range of resources through the Better Business Finance initiative? Maybe you'd like to use our online tools and checklists or access helpful information through business organisations?

Whatever support you're looking for, we're here to point you in the right direction.


Business mentoring

If you're looking for independent guidance and support from a different perspective, you can access a mentor through the online gateway Mentorsme. Set up by HSBC and four other leading high street banks, it's a great way to connect with organisations that are happy to share their wealth of practical experience and expertise with aspiring businesses. Using the simple search facility, you can find a mentoring organisation in your area that's suited to your business needs.

Better Business Finance

If you're looking for impartial information and support on borrowing, you can read about the Better Business Finance initiative at Better Business Finance. Developed by the Business Finance Taskforce and supported by us, it gives you access to a range of resources including factsheets, case studies and local events.

Deeds of Priority and Letters of Waiver

If you're looking to borrow from more than one lender, we may need to discuss your security arrangements with them. If so, please visit our guide to Deeds of Priority and Letters of Waiver to find out more.

Links to help you find funding

HSBC Knowledge Centre

Access articles, tools, checklists and a wealth of practical information 

Community Development Finance Association

Find institutions that lend money to help develop local communities 

Association of Certified Chartered Accountants

Search for advisers offering specialised financial advice 

The Prince's Trust

An enterprise programme for 18-30 year olds starting up in business 

Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales

Find advisers, business information and resources 

Links to finance associations

Asset Based Finance Association

Find factoring, invoice discounting and asset-based lending services

The Finance and Leasing Association

Find out about asset, consumer and motor finance

British Bankers Association

Visit the trade association for the UK banking sector

British Private Equity and Venture Capital Association

Find out about Private Equity and venture capital

Links to business associations

British Chambers of Commerce

Get networking information and support 

Institute of Directors

Join this membership organisation for business leaders 

Federation of Small Businesses

Become a member of this campaigning group

National Federation of Enterprise Agencies

Find support, training and mentoring for new and emerging businesses

Forum of Private Businesses

Get small business support, information and advice

Get in touch

If you're an existing customer, call us on

03457 60 60 60

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From overseas: +44 1226 260 878

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

0800 032 1770

From overseas: +44 1470 697032

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