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Home of our blog articles on topics that will inform and educate entrepreneurs on topics such as lending, green finance, tax and financial matters.

Women in Fintech

The Women in Fintech series: In conversation with Saskia van Kalsbeek

Saskia’s unfettered determination and the support of her team are what drive her to ‘find her own path’ within the fintech sector.

17 Feb 2021

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UK Government unveils SME Brexit support fund

On 11 February, the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, Michael Gove, announced a £20 million SME Brexit Support Fund. The scheme is designed to help businesses overcome the challenges posed by changes to trade rules within the EU.

16 Feb 2021

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What is a Business Bounce Back Loan and where can I apply?

The coronavirus Bounce Back Loan Scheme (BBLS) is designed to help businesses affected by the COVID-19 outbreak access finance faster.

9 Feb 2021

Women in Fintech

The Women in Fintech series: In conversation with India McWalters

Despite experiencing prejudice first hand, India wasn't deterred from building a successful career in fintech.

9 Feb 2021

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Show your love for local businesses this Valentine’s Day

The past year has highlighted the critical role that small and independent businesses play in the British economy and how integral they are to local communities across the country. SMEs are being continually challenged to adapt the way they work, develop new products at speed and demonstrate their entrepreneurial spirit to make their businesses thrive.

4 Feb 2021

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Key tax dates and deadlines for 2021

With so much going on at the moment, key tax dates and deadlines might be the last thing on your mind. So, to help you stay organised, we’ve compiled a list of important dates to be aware of when it comes to keeping on top of your accounting duties.

3 Feb 2021

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What is alternative business finance?

Alternative business funding is becoming increasingly popular with businesses across the UK. It’s a broad category that encompasses many different finance types, from asset finance to merchant cash advances. Read on to find out more about the features and benefits of this flexible form of funding for businesses.

3 Feb 2021

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How to help your clients grow in a post-Brexit economy

Despite the uncertainty and disruption of 2020, the UK ranked 4th in the Global Innovation Index 2020 and continues to be one of the most entrepreneurial countries in the world. Covid-related redundancies are compelling individuals to set up businesses of their own, and the Trade and Cooperation Agreement (TCA) has created more clarity around what the new trading relationship between the UK and EU will look like moving forward.

28 Jan 2021

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Has the 31 January penalty deadline for taxes been extended?

The “immense pressure” the coronavirus pandemic has put many individuals under has prompted HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) to provide self-assessment taxpayers with an extra month to file their online tax returns without receiving a penalty.

27 Jan 2021


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