Entrepreneurs often get the attention of the Dragons’ with great products, but ruin their chances of investment with a lack of knowledge about the financial side of the business.
…….was a phrase uttered by actor Patrick McGoohan in 1967 in his role as The Prisoner when he arrived at The Village as No. 6. He went on to say: “I will not make any deals with you. I’ve resigned! I will not be pushed, filed, stamped, indexed, briefed, debriefed or numbered! My life is […]
If you’re thinking about borrowing money to make the next great leap with your business, it can be hard to know what to look for. Should you choose the latest disruptive technology or might a traditional product be a better fit? And even if you know what product you want — which provider should you […]
A supportive government, access to top talent and a robust technology infrastructure have all played a part in London’s historical position as a global powerhouse for financial services, and now its modern counterpart, fintech. In the current economic climate, increasingly countries across the world are trying to take advantage of this, and improve their own […]
While fintech technically refers to all “financial technologies”, it has become the de facto term for most disruption in financial services. It encompasses the startups, incubators, funds and accelerators that are changing the way technology enables financial services of all flavours. It came to the fore with traditional companies being unable and/or unwilling to satisfy […]
Invoice finance is often misunderstood, but once you get past the technical terminology it’s actually quite a straightforward product. The simplest way to describe invoice finance is that it uses your sales invoices as security for a loan, or in some cases a revolving series of loans. Let’s look at how invoice finance works in […]
Posted on 20th August 2016 in Finance.
If you’re a small business owner and you’re worried about your debt, you can take some consolation in the fact you are not alone. One-in-four small and medium-sized businesses in the UK suffered from bad debt over the past 12 months, according to Bibby Financial Services’ (BFS) latest SME (small and medium-sized enterprises) Confidence Tracker […]
Posted on 18th August 2016 in Finance.
The recent cut in the UK base rate from 0.5% to 0.25% was taken to alleviate the effect of June’s Brexit vote which resulted in forecasts stating that the economy would shrink by 0.4% in the third quarter.
In the aftermath of Brexit, confidence in the economy has plunged. Recent surveys by GfK and the Manufacturers’ organization, EEF found that the confidence of both consumers and manufacturers has fallen dramatically with consumer confidence in particular at a 26 year low.
So you have been online and visited a few platforms and you are interested in equity crowdfunding and alternative finance. You have seen a few opportunities that look good to you and you’re keen to know where to start and what would be the best move. This is where some advice on the situation would […]
Posted on 25th July 2016 in Finance.