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Using pension funds in your business

How your pension savings can help finance your business

As traditional loans fall out of favour with increasing numbers of business owners, you may be looking for an alternative route for financing – and your pension could be the answer.

Data from the British Business Bank shows that in 2017 the number of small businesses seeking traditional bank loans reached a record low of only 1.7%.

In contrast, the use of alternative finance has been on the rise, with external equity finance increasing by 79% at the start of 2017, and peer-to-peer lending up by just over 50%.

Funding your business using your pension pot may be an overlooked option compared to these, but it can be well worth considering if you want more control over the way you finance your business.

Rather than relying on a traditional lender to buy into your business and provide continued support, using your pension lets you take on
the responsibility yourself.

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