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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

Autumn Budget 2017: Feedback from Alternative Finance

Many people are still sorting through the various proposals announced by Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond during the Autumn Budget statement from the past week. Parsing through the nuances of the many policy pronouncements is an annual affair. So what is in the Budget… Read More

Businessagent Partners with Crowdrating on Equity Crowdfunding Risk Ratings

Businessagent and Crowdrating have partnered join forces to provide UK equity crowdfunding risk ratings. The new joint venture was said to represent a “significant step forward” in transparency for UK crowdfunding. Businessagent is an FCA regulated equity crowdfunding and peer-to-peer aggregator. Crowdrating provides independent research and… Read More

Business Agent Boosts Board of Directors with New Appointment

Business Agent, a UK based debt and equity crowdfunding aggregator, has appointed Bob Chase to its board of directors.  Chase joins the recent appointment of Stephen Hazell-Smith, one of the founders of AIM.  Business Agent has an expressed objective of becoming the UK’s stock market… Read More

UK to Require Banks to Notify Direct Lenders When Business Loans Have Been Rejected

The Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act (SBEEA) has received “Royal Assent” and will be implemented in 3 stages.  Those with the highest impact will be delivered in the final stage, according to the UK Government.  The implementation schedule may be changed following passage of… Read More

The End of P2P Lending as We Know It? Or an Exciting New Phase? Industry Pushes to Become “Marketplace Lending”

Reading the FT’s recent (29th January) piece by Tracy Alloway and Emma Dunkley entitled ‘Rebranded P2P revolutionaries form ties with traditional lenders’, my initial reaction was to be rather saddened that some of the biggest names in the alternative lending market of which we’re a… Read More

The UK’s New Equity Crowdfunding Aggregator Launches

By bundling up the best of the world’s crowdfunding opportunities with an equally comprehensive amalgamation of more conventional businesses for sale. BusinessAgent aims to become to investment and crowdfunding as what Rightmove is to houses and estate agents. While sharing details about the newest equity crowdfunding… Read More

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