Finance and fundraising

22 April 2020

Has the S.O.S from startups been answered?

Since the start of the coronavirus outbreak, the UK government has launched a number of schemes offering financial support for businesses. This support includes the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme, the Small Business Grant Fund, the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme and the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (“CBILS”).

Emer Hughes

4 December 2019

Green Lending - what is the loan market doing for the environment?

You would have to be living under a rock not to recognise that environmental issues have become much more of a focus in recent years as ‘going green’ has become a greater priority for everyone, both at an individual level (think tote bags, keep cups and paper straws) and at a corporate level too, as many sectors and organisations make environmental, social and governance (or, “ESG”) criteria, a higher priority.

Anna Shonfeld

30 October 2019

The A-Z of secured lending

We are often asked about the meaning of certain terms used in lending transactions. As such, we thought it would be useful to publish a helpful guide to some of the key terms of a secured lending transaction in a handy A-Z format.

Anthony Macpherson

19 March 2014

Crowdfunding: A quick guide to the new restrictions and protections

A set of new consumer protections are due to come into force on 01 April 2014.

New restrictions will apply to two types of crowdfunding- loan-based (lending to individuals or businesses in exchange for interest payment and capital repayment) and investment (equity) based (typically in Company’s in exchange for shares, debt securities or other “non-readily realisable assets”).

26 March 2013

Does every crowd have a silver lining?

You would be forgiven for feeling pretty gloomy about the state of the UK economy and your potential investment opportunities following the Chancellor’s Budget last week.

Roberta Draper

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