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

Why SMEs need Choice Business Loans' services more than ever

Last post: Aug 24, 2021

The last 18 months has been a challenging time which has seen the Government back around £79.6 billion in loans to UK businesses over three schemes (CBILS, CLBILS & BBLS). On top of this there was the Furlough Scheme, which is now winding down, and of course the significant grants that were given out.


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Relevant Issues Blog

Thinking about selling your business? This is what you need to know

Last post: Sep 16, 2021

The ongoing pandemic has for many SME owners been a wakeup call. Bruised by coping with the machinations of Brexit and the consequent need for stockpiling, and the ongoing impact of the pandemic on health and the economy, (re)assessing your own retirement plans may now be feeling timely.


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Recent Blog posts

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    With the UK’s Withdrawal From The EU fast approaching, there's no better time to start thinking about what your business needs to do now and post 1st January 2021.

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

  • Choice Blog Image Scam

    Did you know that a typical business loses 5% of income every year to fraud and scams? The issue is showing no signs of slowing, and in light of this we are raising awareness of fraud for small businesses with our new quiz around small business fraud.

  • Business Loan Scams

    Dec 6, 2019

    It’s easy these days to get caught up in scams. Whilst it’s rarer than ever to receive emails from Nigerian princes who need freeing promising you gold and riches, sophisticated, targeted fraud that is difficult to detect is on the rise. Advance fee fraud is a common attack, and whilst it’s one of the best known and well documented techniques, it’s also very easy to fall for if you’re not cautious enough.

  • If you run a small or independent business, you might think you’re not worth scamming and that you’ll be passed over by fraudsters in search of bigger fish. This couldn’t be further from the truth. The Association of Certified Fraud Examiners reported that 48% of businesses think that they’re too small to be scammed, but the frequency of small business fraud is 28%, compared to the 22-26% of larger organizations.

  • Scammers and their methods get more advanced every year. There are some scams, however, that will never die and should be easy to spot, like the infamous Nigerian Prince scam. Overpayment scams are relatively easy to spot and to avoid, but they have advanced over time. This scam targets businesses rather than the individual - and whether you’re a small independent online retailer or huge corporation, you could be at risk.

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