Metro Bank has started the New Year with an immediate push for new customers by pledging a £1bn fund for British businesses.
Through her growing female-centric dating service Bumble, Tinder co-founder Whitney Wolfe has backed gay dating app Chappy, which has been created by Made in Chelsea’s Ollie Locke.
Hampshire Trust Bank has unveiled both good and bad news when it comes to being able to secure finance in its SME Growth Watch Report 2016.
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With equity crowdfunding on the rise, Real Business brings you 2016’s ten biggest crowdfunding deals – including a beer brand and one swapping currency.
As Giles Fuchs looks for the capital that will finance the next stage of his company’s growth, he explains why international investors will play a big part.
Could “slowing down” the crowdfunding and fintech financial revolution be a bigger risk than new FCA chief Andrew Bailey actually realises?
More businesses are prioritising growth – 62 per cent of mid-sized firms viewed it as a high priority in 2015-16, up from 46 per cent the previous year. External investment is often key to that growth.
With many entrepreneurs facing a UK funding gap to cross before they can launch their business, friends and family have been responsible for lending £7.2bn worth of investment to their loved ones.
In a new regular monthly feature looking at the British investment market, Beauhurst provides a breakdown of October equity fundraising statistics.
It has been reported that venture capital funding for European technology startups has dropped by a third in Q3 2016 and that crowdfunding in the UK has dropped by about 20 per cent.
At the end of UK Crowdfunding Week, it’s a chance to reflect on why this form of funding has become so popular for entrepreneurs.
Outdoor clothing and equipment business GO Outdoors has been sold to JD Sports Fashion for £130m, providing a large realisation for its private equity backer.