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

  • : FundingCircle scale back their U.S. operations… Assetz Capital increase their presence in Scotland… ReBuildingSociety borrower returns having increased turnover by £1/2 million.

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    Choice Loans reviews how Mobile banking and the Fintech industry is using voice assistant to improve their customers banking experience. This includes support with Amazon's Alexa.

  • Assetz Capital report a strong increase in investor demand following the announcement of the rate raise for some of their Managed Accounts… Across all platforms the proportion of P2P loans to borrowers in Northern Ireland appears to be increasing possibly due to the Brexit-related uncertainties of that region deterring mainstream lenders.

  • Ratesetter’s promotion which sees £100 given to new investors who lend £1,000 for a year ends on 30th June… FundingCircle remove investor access to its loanbook – a backwards step for transparency… FundingSecure allocate more staff to managing late loans.

  • ArchOver have launched their IFISA – the last of the major platforms to do so… Ratesetter pass the £2.5 billion Total Lent milestone.

  • Assetz Capital close their Green Energy Account due to a lack of loans that meet the eligibility criteria… Assetz Capital have also increased the target gross interest of their Quick Access and 30-Day Access Accounts by 0.35% pa and 0.85% pa respectively – the latter now returns an impressive Provision Fund protected 5.1% pa… Some FundingCircle investors express concern about rising defaults.

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