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How To Manage Working Capital. Is A Loan The Answer?

How To Manage Working Capital. Is A Loan The Answer?

Posted 2 years ago


Despite being the backbone of the UK economy, many small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs) struggle to access the right funding once there is a sudden need to cover day-to-day expenses. There are m..

Tagged: Loan Business Capital Entrepreneur SME


Equity Crowdfunding? Here's A Short Guide To What You Need

Equity Crowdfunding? Here's A Short Guide To What You Need

Posted 3 years ago


Equity crowdfunding for businesses has burst onto the scene in recent years and has helped to fund successful enterprises such as Brewdog and Oculus. It can be an elongated process and will require ..

Tagged: Business Equity Crowdfunding Alternative Finance SME Funding Capital


What Government Schemes Are Currently Open To P2P Lenders?

What Government Schemes Are Currently Open To P2P Lenders?

Posted 3 years ago


It's been almost three months since the Chancellor unveiled the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS) - the first of a range of schemes designed to support small businesses strugglin..

Tagged: News CBILS Covid-19 Funding Circle Assetz Capital Market Finance P2P


Raising Finance: Comparing Angel Investors, Venture Capitalists and Equity Crowdfunding

Raising Finance: Comparing Angel Investors, Venture Capitalists and Equity Crowdfunding

Posted 3 years ago


Trying to find the best source of funding for your business can prove to be a difficult task and has traditionally been one of the most difficult parts of getting an idea off the ground. As a sector..

Tagged: Equity Crowdfunding Venture Capital Angel Investment EIS SEIS Start-ups


What Opportunities Are Available To P2P Investors During The Pandemic?

What Opportunities Are Available To P2P Investors During The Pandemic?

Posted 3 years ago


Throughout the coronavirus pandemic, there have been reports of peer-to-peer (P2P) lenders instituting a number of measures to counteract the current economic situation. In previous articles, we hav..

Tagged: Covid-19 P2P Investors Assetz Capital Zopa Funding Circle Ratesetter


P2P Platform Assetz Capital Is Approved for CBILS

P2P Platform Assetz Capital Is Approved for CBILS

Posted 3 years ago


The peer-to-peer (P2P) property platform Assetz Capital has become the second of its kind to be accredited by the British Business Banks to issue loans under the Coronavirus Business Interruption Lo..

Tagged: News Assetz Capital CBILS


CBILS approvals by banks remain below 50%

CBILS approvals by banks remain below 50%

Posted 3 years ago


Banks continue to approve fewer than half of applications for the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS), as total lending reached more than £4.1bn under the scheme this week. ..

Tagged: News CBILS Covid-19 Funding Circle Assetz Capital Folk2Folk P2P


What Do The Changes To CBILS Actually Mean For Businesses?

What Do The Changes To CBILS Actually Mean For Businesses?

Posted 3 years ago


Author: Sacha Bright & Oliver Murphy Last week, after sustained criticism, the Chancellor overhauled the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme to make it easier for businesses struggl..

Tagged: News Loans Start-ups Assetz Capital MarketFinance


Banks not lending to small businesses is stunting Britain’s growth

Banks not lending to small businesses is stunting Britain’s growth

Posted 5 years ago


Every year, thousands of small businesses see their loan applications rejected by the big Banks. Figures from the British Business Bank (BBB) suggest that this equates to around £4bn in loans ..

Tagged: British Business Bank small businesses growth slowing business loans SMEs investment The Hampshire Trust Bank Centre for Economics and Business Research debt capital adequacy


Equity Crowdfunding or Venture Capital?

Equity Crowdfunding or Venture Capital?

Posted 5 years ago


The reality of crowdfunding and Venture Capital is that the two routes to raising capital are already blurring and becoming more interdependent – which when you consider the fact that equity c..

Tagged: Equity crowdfunding venture capital alternative finance pros and cons raise capital


For capital fund raising success consider combining your options

Posted 5 years ago


Never before have businesses in the UK had so many options available to them for raising capital. Where in the past networks were limited and generally localised they can now, thanks to new technolo..

Tagged: fundraising success combine options raising capital business loans business finance venture capital funding options


London Diamond and Emerald Exchange crowdfunding campaign

Posted 6 years ago


All businesses have one thing in common, they all require investment to succeed.  In the past, that often involved a formal meeting with a bank manager to discuss a business loan and overdraft ..

Tagged: Diamond and Emerald equity crowdfunding crowdfunding finance raising capital


The Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme – Could More Investors be Reaping the Rewards?

Posted 8 years ago


As founder and CEO of the UK’s first debt and equity crowd funding aggregator, Sacha Bright spends a lot of time talking to investors and start-up companies about the relative risks and reward..

Tagged: seis capital gains tax investment crowdfunding finance equity


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