Our latest thoughts, opinions and guidance in the realms of investment and finance
29th Jul 2016
The Seven Deadly Sins of Investing
Investing is undoubtedly an emotional game. It’s your money, which you’ve worked hard for after all. If only there was a formula for successful investing, how much easier and more lucrative investors’ lives would be. While such a formula will never exist, there are some extremities of emotion which investors would do well to avoid. Below we take a look at the ‘seven deadly sins of investing’, to help you keep you out of investment hell.
18th Jul 2016
What's the state of play for SMEs and investors in post-Brexit Britain?
Britain's departure from the EU has left the nation in a state of flux. While the political and economic landscapes in the UK remain changeable, we take a look at the current state of play for SMEs and investors.
27th Jun 2016
Find a unicorn or back a tech thoroughbred?
A unicorn: a mythical creature, or a tech company valued at over $1billion. Whilst finding either is challenging, it’s unsurprising that investors are clamouring to invest their money seeking the latter. But to get the best returns, hunting the next big thing might not necessarily be the best option.
9th Jun 2016
New website: Key functionality guide
We're pleased to announce the launch of our new, redesigned website. This short guide provides details of some of the key changes within the portal for investors.
7th Jun 2016
Greater transparency equates to better funding options for SMEs
Last month, the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) put forward a vast range of proposals designed to revolutionise the retail banking sector, aiming to increase transparency and choice for SMEs in their search for finance.
31st May 2016
IFISA update: A few steps closer but still not quite there
Just over one month on from the IFISA’s launch, we take stock of the shifts in the P2P landscape and assess their potential impact on the IFISA’s take-up and success.
17th May 2016
Face to face with David von Dadelszen, Director & Head of Operations
In this week's blog, we talk to David von Dadelszen, UKBN Director & Head of Operations about global trends, life in the UKBN office, and what businesses can do to prepare themselves for seeking finance.
4th May 2016
Delving into demographic change: What will this mean for investors?
The demographic make-up of the UK is changing, and at an unprecedented rate. According to the Office of National Statistics (ONS), the working age population will increase by almost 8 per cent over the next two decades, from 41 million in 2017 to 44.2 million in 2037.