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Bounce Back Loan Latest – Plus IFISA Process Guide

The Bounce Back government loan scheme continues to expand. Metro Bank is the latest to try to get money to small businesses. AltFi takes up the story. The high street bank will be able to offer SMEs loans from £2,000 up to £50,000 following its accreditation by the British Business Bank today. Metro Bank joins the ever-growing list of 17 […]

SME Funding – Awareness Up, But Successful Referrals Down

The signals on funding for  small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are mixed. Every few weeks research is released that purports to show SMEs are waking up to the funding available outside the traditional banking mainstream. Then along comes data that seems to demonstrate the opposite. Below is an upbeat report published here just over a […]

Inheritance Tax Planning – No Time Like The Present

Death and taxes may be the only certainties in life, but they offer another immutable truth:  they always come at an inconvenient time. So, it’s pleasing and mildly surprising to discover that some of you are addressing both death and taxes at the same time. Our Inheritance Tax service is proving popular, with several enquiries […]

Keeping The Crowd In Crowd Funding – Plus IFISA Process Guide

Our determination to keep the crowd – individual investors – in crowdfunding is on the record. That does not preclude forming partnerships with bigger commercial lenders, but the individual will always have a place in peer-to-peer (P2P) lending. Our friends at P2P Finance News quote Orca Money’s Iain Niblock’s thoughts on the debate: While much […]

How Useful Is ‘FinTech’ Label? Plus IFISA Process Guide

The alternative finance sector is growing fast. This is especially true of the financial technology (FinTech) sub-sector. With rapid growth comes rapid change – so much so that the language we use to describe our industry often struggles to keep up. We’ve often reported here on the need for an established taxonomy for alternative finance. […]

Innovate Finance Report Takes Positive Look At UK FinTech Scene

Recently, HM Treasury, the Department for International Trade, and Innovate Finance, joined together in publishing a report entitled “UK Fintech State of the Nation.” The report provides a snapshot perspective as to progress in the UK regarding FinTech, as well as providing a roster of ongoing programs created to ensure the UK’s position as a […]