Tag Archives: SME

Of Sharing, Lending And Alternative Funding

“The sharing economy in the UK is surging, attracting investment and providing budding entrepreneurs with a platform to take great ideas out to the population.,” says The Director magazine. Well, we have to say that here at Money&Co., we (ahem) share that sentiment. The “sharing economy” includes financial crowdfunding (equity and loan financing – such […]

British Influence Takes Alternative Funding Out To Lunch

We’re delighted to welcome British Influence (BI) to the conference on alternative solutions to small business funding and investing. Sponsored by leading law firm, Cubism Law, and co-sponsored by Money&Co., equity platform VentureFounders, P2P lenders Archover, data company Crowdnetic, and campaign group British Influence. The day-long conference will focus on how small and medium-sized companies […]

Finding Funds For SMEs – And Returns For Lenders

In the run-up to October’s alternative-finance conference “Alternative Funding: Old Problems, New Solutions” the article below caught our eye. Publicised on the platform Bytestart, the first extract deals with the problem of funding for small and medium-sized enterprises head-on. “Young businesses and start-ups that are looking to raise funding have a dizzying array of choices […]

Prosperity For SMEs in Europe – British Influence Conference Feature

Staying in the European Union and completing the single market will benefit small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and help create thousands of jobs. This was the message delivered by Money&Co. CEO Nicola Horlick at the launch of the Prosperity Forum, the business voice of the British Influence (BI) lobby group. BI is a pro-European group, […]

Keeping The Crowd In Crowdfunding – Plus Conference Latest

Some platforms have more of a crowd in their crowdfunding mix than others. This article by Ryan Weeks, editor of Alt Fi, is instructive: “In August, we discovered that it had been three months since RateSetter had issued a loan without the protection of the provision fund attached – or, in other words, three months […]

The Changing Face Of Alternative Finance

We keep hearing that the face of finance is changing. And it is: the alternative is becoming the mainstream, with crowdfunding at its centre. One of the most trenchant iterations of this view comes from a recent blog in Tech City News by Russell Gould. “According to finance supermarket, Funding Options, SMEs in the UK […]

Crowdfunding Growth Route Finds SME Favour

Our friends at TechWorld offer an interesting insight into the contemporary process of funding small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs). The article traces the thought process of SME executives deciding between crowdfunding and more traditional venture-capital funding to help their businesses grow. “The company is growing ‘pretty rapidly’, Navmii’s CEO, Peter Atalla, tells Techworld. It employs 40 people […]

P2P Lending To Solve SME Funding Plateau Problem

John Longworth, director general of the British Chambers of Commerce, laments the lack of funding available to SMEs on the This Is Money personal finance platform. He has a point: “All too often, we see our fastest growing, most dynamic companies – those with the potential to become global champions – reaching a plateau or […]