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Brief: Platform Black Hits £100M Funding Milestone in Invoices for UK SMEs

This week, Platform Black announced it has funded over £100 million in invoices for UK SMEs. The provider of alternative finance has reached this milestone in just three years since the company’s inception, an achievement which highlights the soaring demand from UK businesses for access to… Read More

Q&A: Louise Beaumont of GLI Finance Talks FinTech, Female Entrepreneurs

  One of the UK’s leading figures in FinTech, Louise Beaumont is the head of public affairs and marketing at GLI Finance, a prominent investor in the SME alternative finance sector. Her straightforward self-summary–“I grow companies–from initial spark, to operationalisation, results delivered, and value created”–is… 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

Seven UK Crowdfunding Power Players Team Up On New Web Portal, Outreach Initiative

Seven of the UK’s largest crowdfunding platforms have teamed up to launch alternativebusinessfunding.co.uk, a new web portal aimed at providing SMEs with “a free and easy way for SMEs to find alternative business funding.” Crowdcube, Seedrs, Zopa, Funding Circle, MarketInvoice, Platform Black and Pensionledfunding.com are… Read More

#Crowdfunding News Roundup: November 11, 2013

PCMag | Can Crowdfunding Give the Private Space Race a Boost? PCMag takes a look at the private space race in the context of a company called the LiftPort Group. LiftPort raised over $110,000 on Kickstarter to build a prototype with an eye toward building… Read More

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