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UK Extends Coronavirus Support Programs for Businesses

In a statement today, the UK Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak announced an extension of Coronavirus programs that support impacted businesses. The Chancellor announced that the Bounce Back Loan scheme will offer greater repayment flexibility for firms including an extension of the length of… Read More

UK Stamp Duty Cut by HM Treasury, CEO of Assetz Capital Stuart Law Comments on Move

In a speech today entitled “Plan for Jobs” by the Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak, he announced the elimination of the Stamp Duty at a certain threshold in a move to improve the UK housing market. The Chancellor explained: “… to catalyse the housing… Read More

HM Treasury: Future Fund Extended to Certain Firms that Participated in Non UK Accelerator Programs, Funding Allowed to Surpass Initial £250 Million Amount

The Chancellor of the Exchequer has adjusted the Future Fund to enable businesses that contribute significantly to the UK economy but do not have their parent company based in the UK because they participated in a non-UK based accelerator program to qualify for the Fund…. Read More

The Future Fund Opens Today

Long-anticipated, the Future Fund opens for applications today. The Future Fund will remain open until September and is delivered in partnership with the British Business Bank. The Future Fund was revealed in April by Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak as part of a package… Read More

HM Treasury Posts Figures on COVID-19 Support Schemes, Over £22 Billion in Lending

HM Treasury has provided an update on the progress of the various COVID-19 support programs that have been put in place in the last two months. According to the UK government:   8 million jobs have now been furloughed with £11.1 billion claimed so far… Read More

UK Government Provides Details on the Future Fund, Platforms Can Participate

The previously announced Future Fund will open for applications beginning May 20, 2020, following a period of deliberation where the UK government sought to sort out the details as to how, and for who, the COVID-19 support program would provide capital. The British Business Bank… Read More

Initial Data: Over 69,000 Bounce Back Loans, £2+ Billion, Approved in 24 Hours

The newest COVID-19 support package created by the UK government appears to be a big hit with UK businesses. According to a post by HM Treasury, over 69,000 loans valued at more than £2 billion have been approved in just 24 hours. Bounce Back Loans… Read More

HM Treasury Announces Bounce Back Loans of £2,000 to £50,000 for Smaller Firms, No Interest Nor Payments for 12 Months

The UK government has announced a new loan program for smaller firms. The “Bounce Back Loans” are 100% backed by the government providing access to credit ranging from £2,000 to £50,000. The loans will be interest-free for the first 12 months, and businesses can apply… Read More

UK Government Expected to Soon Clarify Crowdfunding Platforms Possible Participation in Future Fund

Earlier this week, HM Treasury announced updated relief programs designed to help early-stage firms that may not have been eligible for previously announced COVID-19 economic support programs. At the time of the announcement, Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak said the additions would help power… Read More

Dear Chancellor: Rangewell Demands More Transparency in CBILS in Open Letter Addressed to Rishi Sunak

Rangewell, a firm that works with UK SMEs and their advisors to help them find, compare, and apply for business finance, has published another 0pen letter directed to Chancellor of the Exchequer Rushi Sunik. Late last month, Rangewell published a different open letter addressing the… Read More

UK Government Adds COVID-19 Program to Support Early Stage Ventures. Is it Enough?

In a widely anticipated move, HM Treasury announced a new package of bailout programs for early-stage ventures that did not qualify for programs initially set into place to support the COVID-19 battered economy. There have been profound concerns that younger, entrepreneurial firms that require ongoing… Read More

Nextfin Adds Voice to Growing Call to Expand SEIS and EIS Programs to Offset COVID-19 Impact

Nextfin, an investment aggregation platform, is echoing the sentiment of many other platforms in the early-stage funding sector by calling on the UK government to expand both the Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS) and Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme (SEIS) to encourage private investments in SME’s. EIS… Read More

Rangewell Makes Further Suggestions to CBILS After HM Treasury Update, Says Fintech Lenders Can Help

Following intense criticism regarding the confines of the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS), HM Treasury expanded the program in a move to support a broader range of businesses – most importantly smaller firms. Last week, Rangewell, a business finance specialist, posted an open letter… Read More

UK Finance Comments on Chancellor’s Announcement of Added Policies to Mitigate COVID-19 Crisis

Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak has announced new measures to support firms impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The update includes broader access to the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS) and creating a new plan for larger firms. The Chancellor announced that HM Treasury… Read More

Fintech Industry Responds to UK Budget 2020

Earlier today, the Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak delivered a speech outlining the UK Budget for 2020. A portion of the speech outlined the Government’s policy moves to mitigate the impact of the Coronavirus – an unexpected exogenous shock to the economy that could… Read More

Coronabudget: Chancellor Rishi Sunak Delivers UK Budget Outlining Actions to Mitigate COVID 19 Impact, Includes Fintech Sector Review

Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak delivered the annual budget today in a speech at the House of Commons. Sunak only recently stepped into the key government role this past February, inheriting an exceptionally challenging task in a world where the Coronavirus, or Covid-19, has… Read More

An Open Letter to UK Chancellor Rishi Sunak: Britain has up to 2 Million ‘Mortgage Prisoners’

CC – UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson. Britain has up to 2 Million ‘mortgage prisoners’ in increasing financial stress through no fault of their own, a situation created, paradoxically, by bad, outdated regulation.  There have already been 7 attempted suicides in the UK Mortgage Prisoners… Read More

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