Tag Archives: FSB

FSB Seeks ‘Most Pro-Buinsess Ever’ Budget Measures

The Federation of Small Businesses lobbies, quite reasonably, ahead of the next Budget. We’ll stop bringing you downbeat news, as soon as there’s good news to report – and that’s a promise. Meanwhile, here’s the latest “Winter Is Coming” piece from the mainstream media, via our friends at Crowdfundinsider. The next or upcoming UK Budget […]

The Covid Crisis And Its Unclaimed Millions

The stories are yet to be told. But the critics who argue that the government’s strategy for the Covid-19 crisis consists of throwing money at things may have a field day with this news report from our friends at Crowdfundinsider. We’ll keep monitoring the situation. Meanwhile, here’s an excerpt from the tale: Emergency COVID-19 funding […]

Countdown To Latest P2P Offer For UK SMEs – The ‘Lifeblood’ Sector

The countdown to our latest loan offering has begun. We are a matter of hours away as this article is written. Full details will be available on launch, which will be promoted through our Facebook and Twitter platforms. Meanwhile, Martin McTague of the Federation of Small Businesses talks to our friends at P2P Finance News […]

Crowdfunders, AltFi And FinTech Must Beat SME Funding Drum

Maybe it’s just British reticence, but is seems that we – that’s the alternative-finance and Fintech sector – are just not loud enough. We need to make more noise, to beat our own drum more boldly. We need to make ourselves heard and understood by the small- and medium-sized businesses that online crowdfunding business lending […]

FSB Says FinTech ‘No Immediate Threat’ To Stability

The Financial Stability Board (FSB) met in London this week. The FSB is an international organisation that monitors and makes recommendations about the global financial system. Its object is to promote global financial stability and monitor implementation of agreed policies.  Members include the G20 countries and key financial centres such as Hong Kong, Singapore, Spain, and […]

SME Lending Crucial To UK Economic Growth

Crowdfundinsider reports on the latest Federation of Small Businesses figures. At Money&Co., we certainly share the writer’s point of view: “In the UK, similar to other parts of the world, SMEs are the engine of economic growth and associated job and wealth creation.  According to the Federation of Self-Employed and Small Businesses (FSB); Small businesses account for […]

Are Small Businesses More Confident Than FSB Research Suggests?

The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) has just released research that shows “a growing gap in confidence between businesses in Scotland, North East England and Wales and those in the Midlands and the South of England”. While we are not challenging the FSB’s findings, there’s some surprise and disappointment at Money&Co. “We’re constantly making trips […]

How Do Lenders Work Out Which Borrower To Back?

Forbes may have some answers to this question. The this week the renowned US business media organisation reported on figures published by the UK’s Federation of Small Business (the FSB): “Around 60 per cent of loan applications by members the last three months were approved by lenders. That compared with just 45 per cent a […]

FSB Issues Policy Rallying Cry

FSB has just issued a useful and vocal manifesto  Small business is finding its voice – and about time, too. Small and medium-sized enterprises account for 47 per cent of the employed workforce, as Money&Co. CEO, Nicola Horlick, explains. As you know, putting people together with businesses to facilitate funding and growth is at the […]