London Fintech Podcast by Mike Baliamn

January 13th, 2020|Kwanji|

"In this show we review a decade in Fintech. Although the earliest Fintechs were formed around 2004/5 (WorldFirst, Zopa) many big names formed around 2010 (Funding Circle, Ratesetter, MarketInvoice). The LFP formed started covering the scene in mid-2014, the year of the first London Fintech week and the year that the Fintech word first hit [...]

Small Businesses and The Budget

January 10th, 2020|Kwanji|

Chancellor Sajid Javid yesterday announced that this year’s Budget, which had been postponed ahead of the December election, will now be held on 11 March, in which the Chancellor will outline his and the Government’s plans for fiscal policy in the next year. While many will be looking to the Budget’s announcements on personal tax [...]

Could pension-led funding help grow your business?

November 1st, 2019|Kwanji|

Pension led funding is the only form of business funding where the interest on the finance provided is paid back into the pension. Growth and income in the pension remain tax free. No need for personal guarantees or charges over domestic property. Calculate your funds available now

IW Capital Launches EIS Portfolio Service

October 17th, 2019|Kwanji|

IW Capital have announced the launch of their innovative new EIS Portfolio Service, allowing access to investment opportunities in the UK's wealth of high-growth SMEs through the EIS. Launched after considerable demand from IFAs, the service will allow easier routes to investment in a fast-growing sector of the UK economy for clients looking to diversify [...]

The SME Finance Monitor 2019

September 25th, 2019|Kwanji|

On Thursday, the BVA BDRC published the SME Finance Monitor report for the year ending Q2 2019. The independent report analyses current trends in access to finance for SMEs and the state of the vital sector. The SME Finance Monitor surveys 4,500 businesses every quarter in the largest such survey in the UK, to analyse [...]

Accelerating Growth: The SBC Clinic for small businesses and entrepreneurs

September 20th, 2019|Kwanji|

Monday 4 November, Leonardo Royal Hotel London Tower Bridge Free clinic for small businesses and entrepreneurs. This free clinic offers practical support and guidance to small business and entrepreneurs. Join us to learn more about: · How to raise money (VC, PE, crowdfunding etc) & cut costs · How to radically improve profit margins through [...]

Innovify’s PropTech 4.0 Whitepaper

August 15th, 2019|Kwanji|

The property market is ripe for change. Taking full advantage is the PropTech sector that has sprung up to streamline and disrupt a historically laggard industry. Real Estate is the largest asset class in the world. However, it’s one of the last to adopt new technology. That’s created an ideal environment for today’s PropTech [...]

What impact did Trump’s visit have?

July 19th, 2018|Kwanji|

The prospect of a speedy trade deal had been a significant factor in Mrs May’s decision to invite Mr Trump to the UK. US President Donald Trump started his first official visit to Britain with an undiplomatic barrage against Theresa May, saying the prime minister’s Brexit blueprint “will probably kill” any trade deal between the [...]

The trade war is official – what’s the impact so far?

July 5th, 2018|Kwanji|

US tariffs on $34bn of Chinese goods have come into effect, officially confirming the long anticipated trade war between the world's two biggest economies. China immediately retaliated by executing a similar 25% tariff on 545 US products, also worth a total of $34bn. Beijing has accused the US of beginning the "largest trade war in [...]

Business and Brexit

June 28th, 2018|Kwanji|

Considering that small businesses make up 99pc of the business community, making sure that they are visible throughout the Brexit process will be critical to making it a success. In the months following the historic Leave vote, it appeared as if the UK may have been able to secure a ‘soft’ Brexit, involving continued membership of [...]