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Looking to grow your retail business?


If you run a retail business, you’ll be familiar with the challenges you can face in attempting to raise capital for growth.

The requirements for running a retail business can often be demanding, and a significant level of working capital is typically required.

Apply online in just a few minutes and we’ll give you a decision in 24 hours.

Why borrow with LendingCrowd?

LendingCrowd’s simple application process and case-by-case approach give our highly experienced Credit Team the ability to give businesses a quick decision on their application.

We want to help you grow your business and achieve your goals, and we’ll work with you to understand your company and its funding needs to ensure you get the finance that’s best for your business.

Whether your retail business loan is required to buy more stock, expand your product range or to purchase a much needed asset, LendingCrowd can help you get the finance that’s right for your business.

LendingCrowd’s investors from across the UK can can help you with the funding you require.

Our loans have flexible terms and you can repay the loan early without penalties, allowing you to manage your business finances.

The benefits of a LendingCrowd loan for your retail business

Expand product range

If you’re looking to expand your product range, you’re likely to need capital to cover the cost of purchasing more stock

Asset purchase

A retail business loan from LendingCrowd can help finance the purchasing of office equipment, machinery or premises which may help to increase your company’s productivity and value

Working capital

It can often take a large proportion of your business’s cash to hold the required stock and working capital, and a loan can be used to cover these costs and provide you with the extra capital you need to grow your company

Debt restructuring

A LendingCrowd loan can help your retail business to consolidate existing loans, reducing your monthly repayments and giving you fewer debts to keep track of

A retail business we’ve helped with a loan

Coffee Merchants UK

Coffee Merchants UK sells coffee pods, capsules, beans and machines to discerning coffee lovers through its website, The Coffee Pod. It was looking to secure a loan of £53,500 to put towards the purchase and set-up of a new machine that would allow the company to produce its own coffee pods as well as create ‘own label’ pods for other companies.

About LendingCrowd

LendingCrowd is an award-winning peer-to-peer lending platform that matches investors with UK small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) seeking business loans. To support a growing community of businesses seeking non-bank funding we provide simple, affordable lending with greater flexibility, straightforward security arrangements, minimum ongoing administration and no exit fees.

Have any questions?

If you invest through LendingCrowd you should understand that your capital is at risk.

LendingCrowd is the trading name of Edinburgh Alternative Finance Limited, Company Number SC468392, authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (Firm reference number 670991). LendingCrowd and its products are not covered by the Financial Services Compensation Scheme.

Read more about the risk involved when investing and borrowing.

The company's registered office is 23 Manor Place, Edinburgh, EH3 7DX.

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