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Funding Options & Finpoint Shortlisted for British Business Bank Referral Program

Funding Options and Finpoint, both GLI Finance portfolio companies, have been shortlisted for the British Business Bank referral program.  Established under the Small Business Enterprise and Employment Act, the program requires traditional banks to refer any SME whose loan has been rejected to an alternative… Read More

Leaders of Innovative Finance Respond to UK Budget Policy, Embrace ISA Approach

  The Chancellor of the Exchequer’s summer budget was said to put economic security first and was a plan for “working people”. But incorporated in the policy statement was also aspects that should benefit disruptive financial firms on both the debt and equity side of… Read More

Role Reversal: Dragons’ Den’-Style Panel Of Entrepreneurs Question VCs During London Tech Week,

In a turning of the tables, VCs recently took the stage before a “Dragons’ Den”-style panel of entrepreneurs to pitch for themselves. The event was held by Innovate Finance, part of a series of events complementing London Tech Week, as Innovate Finance reports. “Could it be time for disruption… Read More

GLI Finance: MytripleA Crowdfunding Platform Partners with Spanish Confederation of Small and Medium Enterprises

GLI Finance has shared that its portfolio company MytripleA has signed an agreement with the Spanish Confederation of Small and Medium Enterprises (CEPYME) in Spain.  This strategic alliance will see MytripleA’s products and services endorsed by CEPYME and thus promoted to its approximately 2 million business… Read More

GLI Finance Recognized at Innovate Finance’s Diversity Awards

GLI Finance has been recognized as the “Influential Voice in FinTech and “Encourager for SME Growth at Innovate Finance’s Diversity Awards.  GLI is an investor and operator in disruptive finance.  The company has remained outspoken about the benefits of disruptive finance in challenging traditional financial… Read More

Louise Beaumont: UK Elections Reflect Support of Economic Policy

The UK has differentiated its economy, and much other policy, from the mainland Europe.  While many EU countries experience disappointing economic growth, the UK has performed better.  Policies and pronouncements from the Cameron government, now preparing for round two at Number 10 Downing, have resonated… Read More

GLI Finance Publishes “Alternative Finance Manifesto”. Explains How to Keep New Finance Growth Momentum

The UK has become one of the hottest markets for FinTech startups in the world. In fact the George Osborne has made the FinTech industry a tentpole in his policy initiatives. At the Innovate Finance launch last year the Chancellor declared “I want the UK to… Read More

Chancellor George Osborne Calls UK the “Comeback Country” as He Touts FinTech, Innovation & More

At the annual presentation of the budget to the House of Commons, Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne checked off a wide ranging list of successes as the UK economy has segregated itself from much of the rest of Europe.  The contrast between the years of… Read More

Louise Beaumont: “SMEs are Driving Force Behind UK Economy .. We Should Be Doing Everything We Can To Support Them”

Louise Beaumont joined a panel on Democratising finance yesterday at the inaugural Innovate Finance conference.  The session entitled The rise of alternative finance in the UK saw her join a prestigious group to discuss the future of finance. Louise is the head of Public Affairs at GLI… Read More

Louise Beaumont: UK Economy Suffers Due Two Failings of Credit Eco-System

Outspoken finance executive Louise Beaumont has taken the UK finance sector to task once again.  Beaumont is the founder of Platform Black (now part of GLI Finance), an invoice trading site. At a recent event she criticized the current environment as stifling for SMEs.  She is… Read More

GLI Finance: The Credit Eco-System is Failing SMEs

Commenting on the just published results from the Bank of England Credit Survey, Louise Beaumont of GLI Finance, criticized the traditional approach to capital allocation as an economic failure; “With credit availability remaining unchanged despite increased demand for lending from medium sized business, today’s figures… Read More

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