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

April P2P Lending Platform News Round-up

Last post: Apr 11, 2019

A flurry of emails have been sent to Peer to Peer investors in the past 2 weeks encouraging them to invest their IFISA allowance… Ratesetter report that subscriptions to their tax-free savings product have exceeded £200 million in just over 12 months… FundingSecure will introduce a minimum bid on its larger loans to increase investors’ cautiousness… CapitalRise raise £2.2 million of equity funding via the Seedrs platform.


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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

4 Mistakes Businesses Make When Borrowing Finance

Last post: Mar 5, 2019

It can be easy for businesses to jump into taking out a loan to help finance their next project, employees or restructure, however there are many pitfalls and mistakes when borrowing finance that can damage your financial stability. What are the key mistakes businesses make when borrowing finance?


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Recent Blog posts

  • Against a backdrop of rising insolvencies in the UK, ArchOver claim their credit checking procedures will limit the impact of this trend on their customers… CapitalRise launch their Secondary Market… Funding Circle’s updated website makes data relating to investors’ portfolios harder to find… Ratesetter’s IFISA attracts £175 million in 12 months.

  • Making Tax Digital

    On the 1st of April 2019, Making Tax Digital for businesses (MTDfb) will become mandatory for VAT-registered businesses with an annual turnover of £85,000 or above. The MTDfb scheme ensures that business owners, accountants and bookkeepers keep digital records of & submit VAT returns using software compatible with the scheme.

  • Royal Bank of Scotland Business Banking Switch

    As part of the financial crisis in 2008, the Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) received a bailout of £45.5bn from the Government after RBS struggled to overcome the buyout of Dutch bank ABN Amro. A bailout which kept the Scottish bank alive and kicking.

  • Against a backdrop of rising insolvencies in the UK, ArchOver claim their credit checking procedures will limit the impact of this trend on their customers… CapitalRise launch their Secondary Market… Funding Circle’s updated website makes data relating to investors’ portfolios harder to find… Ratesetter’s IFISA attracts £175 million in 12 months.

  • Assetz Capital offer up to 1.25% Cashback… Crowd2Fund seek equity funding to the tune of £2 million from their investors… Funding Circle report that they expect default rates to increase

  • InvoiceFinance

    Alternatives to a Business Bank Overdraft. An overlook into Revolving Credit Facilities, Merchant Cash Advances and Invoice Financing and how they can work as alternative options to a business bank overdraft.

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