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Latest insights and resources supporting business growth

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Advisory networks

The alternative finance journey: How SMEs can utilise advisory networks to pinpoint the way


Debt, Equity, Mezzanine finance: Understanding the different investment routes


What is Tooling? Understanding what can be supported by the National Tooling Loan Fund


Navigating the funding landscape needn’t be a mapless journey​


What is debt funding?

Debt funding is a critical and often misunderstood funding need. For many SMEs and Property Developers it is the primary catalyst that enables growth and business expansion. In the UK there are several sources of debt investment, from traditional banks through to alternative debt lenders, like as FDC. 

For business owners looking to understand how to navigate the alternative funding landscape, learn more about what debt finance is and how it can support growth plans through partnerships with the right investor.

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Female Founders Focus: Case Study – Igloo Vision

To celebrate female business founders, we are highlighting the success of our portfolio who have utilised investment to grow their business

Portfolio Highlight: An interview with Cornerstone Partnership

We spoke to one of our portfolio companies, Cornerstone Partnership, to see how Frontier Development Capital supported their growth plans
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Andy Green: Team Spotlight – MEIF II

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Midlands Engine Investment Fund II - fund managers

Three New Major British Business Bank Fund Management Contracts Secured

Mercia is pleased to announce that it’s been appointed to manage three of the British Business Bank’s Midlands Engine Investment Fund II mandates

Funds available:

Advanced Manufacturing Supply Chain Initiative recycled

AMSCI | Advanced Manufacturing Supply Chain Initiative recycled - Debt Finance from £1m to support a project's costs and innovation
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Debt funding for expansion

FDC Debt Fund

The FDC Debt Fund provides flexible debt funding to established mid-market SMEs operating in the UK.
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Midlands Engine Investment Fund II

Midlands Engine Investment Fund II - Debt Finance for the West Midlands supports SMEs with debt from £100,000 to £2million for business growth
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National Tooling Loan Fund

Supporting component manufacturers with the tooling needed to complete new and confirmed projects. Investment loan up to £2 million.
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Regional Debt Fund

Our Regional Debt Fund provides access to flexible investments up to £2 million for West Midlands based SME businesses.
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WMCA Commercial Investment Fund

Accelerating site regeneration and supporting long term growth in the West Midlands with commercial development funding.
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WMCA Residential Investment Fund

Accelerating site regeneration and supporting long term growth in the West Midlands with residential development funding.
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What we do

Debt funding is essential for driving growth and expanding your business, yet it often remains a complex area for many SMEs and property developers. As a primary driver for development, understanding and accessing the right kind of debt finance is crucial. 

If you’re a business owner aiming to propel your company forward, it’s vital to connect with a funder that aligns with your vision and growth plans. At FDC, we recognise the pivotal role that decision-makers and management teams play in navigating financial solutions and offer range of tailored financing solutions to target your specific needs.

Debt funding for expansion