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

CyberWar

Last post: Jan 19, 2022

The Cyber security war is still raging. 2021 saw a further massive rise in Cybercrime incidents, from hacks, data theft/breaches and ransomware attacks. Darrin Salt from The Technologies Group looks at these threats and what you can do to protect your business.


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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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