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

Business Loan Scams

Last post: 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.


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Recent Blog posts

  • Assetz Capital attract £110 million in institutional funding – they claim this will increase the fluidity of their Secondary Market to the benefit of retail investors… Lending Works lock their rates of return at 5% pa & 6.5% pa until 5th May for 3 & 5 year investments respectively… Ratesetter has been included in the Financial Times’ list of fastest growing companies.

  • 4-mistakes-businesses-make-when-borrowing-finance

    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?

  • Brexit EU

    How do SMEs prepare for Brexit and what will the impacts be?

  • 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.

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