Loan finance for business (or, more broadly, lending or ‘debt finance’) is a catch-all for any type of borrowing that you pay back, with interest and/or a fee. If your business needs to raise money (capital) you can either borrow from a lender (i.e. debt financing) or sell a share of ownership in your business in return for capital (equity financing). You can of course combine the two. The reason that people often use broader term ‘debt finance’ rather than ‘loan finance’ is because
some types of borrowing (e.g. operating leases or supplier finance) are not actually loans and don’t appear on your balance sheet. Whatever stage you are at in your growth story Swoop can match you to the right lending options, whether you’re looking for start-up finance, working capital finance or perhaps a longer-term business loan. Your credit score isn’t impacted when you search for lending options with Swoop.