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

Cashflow being squeezed with VAT and debt repayments?

Last post: Oct 7, 2021

VAT deferral and Government loan schemes were a lifeline for businesses struggling through the pandemic. Now, with normality resuming, it's important to get finances organised so that all-important cashflow isn't choked by the looming re-payments.


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Recent Blog posts

  • 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.

  • Invoice fraud is easy to commit and easy to fall for - but it is easier than you might think to notice and prevent against. Invoice Fraud is the process by which a scammer tricks a company into changing payee details for a product or service that the company regularly pay for. These scammers are experts at finding out about business to business relationships that the victim holds with service providers or buyers and sellers. They may even be aware of regular payment dates or deliveries.

  • Phishing Scams

    Dec 6, 2019

    Phishing is very common and tends to catch a lot of people out. Phishing is the term for when a scammer reaches to a victim via cold email (sometimes these emails are more targeted and will be sent to only a few businesses, and sometimes they’ll be sent en masse) with a message including a link that will direct the user to a site requiring them to enter personal details like bank account or credit card numbers, or sometimes a link that will allow the scammer remote access of the victim’s computer.

  • Domain Slamming

    Dec 6, 2019

    Website domain name fraud, or ‘domain slamming’ is a pretty common type of fraud affecting online retailers, bloggers, and businesses both small and large. If you’ve bought a domain name, you could be a target.

  • 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?

  • Brexit grants for Buckinghamshire businesses are being made available by the area's Local Enterprise Partnership, Buckinghamshire Business First.

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