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

August P2P Lending Platform News Round-up

Last post: Aug 7, 2019

Lending Works revamp their product range so that they are defined by ease of access rather than length of the investment... Following their quarterly review, Funding Circle have halted the downward trend in their projected rates of return, holding them at their current levels… Assetz Capital have upped the ante with their Refer-a-Friend scheme, for a limited time they are offering £100 to introducers… Those selling on ReBuildingSociety’s Secondary Market can provide Buy Back guarantees… ArchOver launched a new type of loan that is secured via anticipated income from EU/UK Grants for R&D activity


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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

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    A merchant cash advance is a great, safe option for small to medium-sized businesses that operate on fine profit margins - in other words, precisely the kind of business that can be especially susceptible to unexpected cash-flow problems - and need access to finance. Many businesses attempt to obtain such funding from the bank, only to have been flatly rejected. It’s a situation that many an owner of a small to medium-sized enterprise (SME) has experienced, and it may have led to considering the wide world of alternative business finance.

  • Funding Circle have formally announced their intention to list on the London Stock Exchange. The company is expected to be valued at £2 billion and hopes to raise £300 million to fund expansion into new markets… Meanwhile, in the battle of the IFISAs, Zopa has seen an in-flow of £150 million since its tax free product was launch in June 2017 while Ratesetter’s IFISA has attracted £130 million of investor’s capital in eight months.

  • Zopa investors hate Marmite!... LendingCrowd’s loan book continues to grow – increasing by 78% since December… In cash terms, Funding Circle is “the daddy” with £800 million lent over the same period

  • Amazon-Business

    If you're a business who often buys from Amazon, whether it be on bulk orders of cutlery for your restaurant or large commercial machinery, it's worth getting a better deal with Amazon Business.

  • 3WaysToSolveCashFlowProblems

    3 ways to solve your cash flow problems with alternative finance including Merchant Cash Advances, Revolving Credit Facilities and Invoice Financing.

  • Digital FootPrint

    Recent studies suggest that lenders could be using your digital footprint to determine if you are more likely to default when it comes to providing loans.

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