At the end of last year I had a meeting with an interesting lender. They do short term loans from just 3 months, but unlike most short term lenders they will also do loans of up to 10 years. They like new starts, adverse credit and sole traders.
They will lend from £25,000 to £1m. It is quite quick taking around 2-3 weeks to get a loan. The interest rates start at 1.16% per month, which is lower than the usual adverse credit lender. The only stipulation is that the client must be a home owner with enough free equity in their property. The lender is happy to take 2nd, 3rd and even 4th charges against the property.
Getting funding for start-ups is very difficult these days and most have to resort to equity Crowdfunding and therefore sell a % of their companies and usually too cheaply. Now there is an alternative, a lender who will happily lend to start-ups that have free equity in their homes.