Choice Business Loans Blog

"An investment in knowledge pays the best interest." - Benjamin Franklin.


These are our Blogs about alternative finance, SME loans and the broader business environment

Peer-To-Peer Lending With The Secret Investor

Goodbye from the Secret Investor

Last post: Oct 24, 2019

The Secret Investor summarises his thoughts after 4 years of writing about his P2P investments. What has he learned, what does he think will happen to the industry now and what will he do from now on?


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Reviews Of The Peer-To-Peer Lending Sites

InvestUP - The P2P Superstore

Last post: Dec 21, 2015

Diversification. That is the key to successful P2P lending but such a strategy, with funds spread across many platforms, can be extremely time consuming. The InvestUP Crowdfunding brokerage has been established to alleviate this problem by enabling investors to distribute their capital across many P2P hosts using just one account. Currently, offerings are listed from over 20 P2P sites in this online superstore of opportunities.


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Special Reports & Infographics

What is marketing - and how it can benefit your business

Last post: Nov 8, 2021

At Choice Business Loans we want to see our clients thrive, which is why we take the time and care to provide them with the right advice when it comes to loan solutions available to them. Beyond smart finances, running a successful SME often includes lots of multitasking and balancing of priorities. One such priority that can be difficult to get to grips with but is hugely important, is marketing. Nicole Martin of Pinpoint Marketing shared with us her top tips on getting it right - and some thoughts on when it may be time to outsource.


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Relevant Issues Blog

Warning signs that a business is in trouble

Last post: Mar 16, 2022

Spotting the early signs of a business getting in to trouble can often save a business, rather than leaving it too long, throwing too much money at it and it not working. Sadly we think that a few businesses will start to feel that pain and maybe try and ignore it, but getting to it early gives it a better chance of survival.


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Recent Blog posts

  • Profit-Loss-Risk

    Peer-to-Peer lending is a fast and increasingly mainstream method of obtaining business funding. This type of lending works by cutting out the middle-man (the banks) and directly connects a lender and a borrower.

  • Choice-Loans-P2P-Lending

    Peer-to-Peer lending means that instead of borrowing from one lender/institution, you borrow from many smaller ones who have clubbed together to raise your money. It differs from Crowdfunding as you are not giving away any equity. The process is arranged by a central agency (the crowdfunding platform) and you deal with just them and they in turn manage all your individual lenders. To qualify you must be trading at least 2 years, be profitable and have a good credit record.

  • Ratesetter pass the £3 billion lent milestone… Crowd2Fund plan a number of initiatives for 2019 including the introduction of a Provision Fund and giving investors more control over the recovery process… At LendingCrowd New Year = New Cashback Offer… During 2018 ThinCats broke their own records as they lent £112 million to SMEs.

  • WhenisAMCASuitable

    When is a Merchant Cash Advance suitable? We take a look at the requirements for a merchant cash advance as well as whether or not you should choose a merchant cash advance over a traditional loan.

  • Friends and their referrers can share £150 at ArchOver if the newcomer invests £5,000 or more… FundingSecure prepare to offer a wider product range in the New Year… Zopa becomes a bank!

  • LendingCrowd introduce weekly newsletters… FundingCircle receive a £150 million cash injection from the Government’s British Business Bank… ThinCats launch their second Diversified Loan Portfolio… Zopa sell defaulted loans to a debt collection agency reducing losses to investors (they believe).

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