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Our loan process in 5 steps

The process of taking out a loan for your charity is similar to applying for a residential mortgage. The five steps of our loan process are summarised below, including key stages and timings.
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Jargon buster: loans and social investment

Organisations that have successfully raised funds from social lenders or social investors often tell us that they were put off by the wide range of terms they came across.
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Managing the risk of under-insurance

Under-insurance is a common problem faced by many charities and businesses. In this guest blog James Hill of Access Insurance explains how charities can manage the risk of under-insuring property and other assets.
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How to protect your charity from common frauds

Guest blog from Mia Campbell, Manager at Fraud Advisory Panel, on how to protect your charity from common frauds.
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Unexpected products and services delivered by social enterprises

In this guest blog Lucy Findlay, Managing Director of international social enterprise accreditation body Social Enterprise Mark CIC, looks at the broad spectrum of goods and services delivered by social enterprises, some of which may surprise you.
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7 ways to get the response you want from your marketing

Suzanne Cleal, founder of Marketing for Impact, shares her top tips on marketing communications for charities and social enterprises.
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Avid charity shoppers reveal what makes a great charity shop

Charity Bank is home to some avid charity shoppers. In a mini-survey gathering top tips for charity retail, our staff shared what makes their favourite charity shops keep them coming back.
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​Trustee essentials: The pros & cons of loan finance

Good information enables good decisions, which is vital when it comes to financing charitable activities. Here are the key factors to take into account when considering loan finance.
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​What do polar bears have to do with where you save your money?

As the final episode of David Attenborough’s latest documentary series The Hunt epically portrayed, climate change is now the single biggest threat to polar bears. So what on earth do polar bears have to do with where you save your money?