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

10 Tips for Getting Your Business Ready to Sell

Last post: May 25, 2022

What are the most important things that you can do to get your business ready to sell? This is often the first question business owners ask when considering the sale of their company and is explored in this blog from Paul Kaye of Transworld Business Advisors.


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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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