Monthly Archives: March 2015

Globavista Loan Comes Online With ‘A’ Rating

As one door closes, another opens. The £500,000 B-rated loan offer by soft furnishings manufacturer, Ultimate 99, is 81 per cent funded, and will close in nine days. Meanwhile, we are pleased to welcome a new £500,000 loan offer on site. Globavista has obtained an A rating from our credit-analysis process, and is seeking a […]

Keeping Financial Knowledge In The Family With The Sunday Times

The Sunday Times today features our CEO, Nicola Horlick, and her fashion designer daughter, Alice. Alice’s exquisite handbags – and equally delightful dogs – can be found at AEVHA London. One bag and one dog illustrate today’s story on the Money&Co. site. But back to The Sunday Times. The piece notes that “finances remain a taboo subject […]

CityAM Crowdfunding Primer Aimed At The Crowd To-Be

Our friends at CityAM are beginning to distinguish themselves as crowdfunding commentators among mainstream media. This entertaining primer, aimed at the majority of readers (the crowd-to-be) who still need basic information, focuses primarily on equity crowdfunding – that’s share investment, primarily in start-ups. “Crowdfunding is widely defined as a (usually large) group of people donating, […]

Better Data, Better Decisions – Money&Co. Welcomes New Crowdnetic Platform

Crowdnetic, the US crowdfunding market data specialist, has launched a UK data platform, CrowdWatchUK – a move warmly welcomed by Money&Co. Crowdnetic says that it “plans to deliver the same transparency for securities-based crowdfunding and marketplace lending in the UK that it has already successfully implemented in the US”. The company recently announced strategic partnerships to provide […]

Crowdfunding Comes Of Age With P2P-Funded Management Buyout Deal

We facilitated a management buyout deal in conditions of secrecy earlier this year. Management buyout (MBO) deals are typically done quickly and very discreetly. Now it’s all over, we are pleased to be able to publicise what happened, and the pivotal role we played. The company was Duchy Fasteners – the core team is pictured, above. Duchy Fasteners […]

UK Deflation Risk – And How To Manage It

There is a risk that the UK may be heading for deflation for the first time since 1960. The inflation figures for February will be released on Tuesday and are likely to show that the annual rate of inflation fell from 0.3 per cent to 0.2 per cent, but it may have been as low […]

Media Calls For Crowdfunding Tax Breaks

While peer-to-peer (P2P) lending in the crowdfunding sector continues to grow strongly, there was some disappointment that last week’s Budget didn’t offer more. Many had hoped that P2P business lending would be approved as a suitable asset class for New Individual Savings Accounts (NISAs). The boost from the tax break (NISas allow more than £15,000 […]