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

Most Popular Regions in the UK to Start a Business

Last post: Mar 24, 2019

An infographic that shows the most popular regions to start a business in the UK, number of births and deaths in the year of 2017.


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Relevant Issues Blog

How do I apply for the UK Govt Coronavirus Business Interruption loan?

Last post: Mar 16, 2020

In this blog we give details of the UK Government's Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan (CBIL) scheme and how businesses can apply for it.


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Recent Blog posts

  • Ratesetter’s promotion which sees £100 given to new investors who lend £1,000 for a year ends on 30th June… FundingCircle remove investor access to its loanbook – a backwards step for transparency… FundingSecure allocate more staff to managing late loans.

  • ArchOver have launched their IFISA – the last of the major platforms to do so… Ratesetter pass the £2.5 billion Total Lent milestone.

  • Assetz Capital close their Green Energy Account due to a lack of loans that meet the eligibility criteria… Assetz Capital have also increased the target gross interest of their Quick Access and 30-Day Access Accounts by 0.35% pa and 0.85% pa respectively – the latter now returns an impressive Provision Fund protected 5.1% pa… Some FundingCircle investors express concern about rising defaults.

  • Zopa offers £200 in cashback after their IFISA attracts £100m since launching last June… LendingCrowd lower their maximum bid rates by 2% pa… Ratesetter open up their IFISA to accept funds from existing Cash ISAs, Stocks & Shares ISAs and other IFISAs.

  • Investors flock to FundingSecure at the start of the new Tax Year… LendingCrowd offer up to £400 for those who lend via their site before 30th April… Lending Works pass the £100 million lent mark… FundingCircle opens its IFISA to new customers.

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    A guide to facing the dilemma of unpaid invoices as an SME.

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