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How to wisely finance your business with a short-term loan

Three Steps to Wisely Finance Your Business With a Short-term Loan

For various reasons, many small businesses — even well-established ones — find themselves in need of a quick infusion of capital. This is especially true…

Coffee with … Tania Ziegler, The Cambridge Centre For Alternative Finance

The Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance has recently launched its fourth UK Alternative Finance Industry Report ‘Entrenching Innovation’, supported by CME Group Foundation. Niels Turfboer,…

Open Banking – Can It Help Small Businesses Save Time and Money?

Open Banking is now live. For those businesses not sure what it means and what impact it might have, we sat down with Stephen Whelan,…

NACFB Gala Dinner: A Night to Celebrate and Speculate

As a successful year comes to a close, Spotcap made sure we wouldn’t miss the opportunity to celebrate our achievements and those of the industry…

5 Steps to Plan Business Growth Like a Pro

Growing your business is exciting. You and your team strive to reach this stage with hard work and determination. But even if you’re happy with…

When should I get a working capital loan for my business?

Small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs) often encounter difficulties when having to cover day-to-day expenses suddenly. Reasons for this can be manifold – customers not paying…

Spotcap Fintech Fellowship winner

And The Winner Is…

Ladies and gentlemen, allow us to introduce Mohammed Hussan – the winner of the UK’s first fintech fellowship. Mohammed is a recent graduate from Durham…

Staying on top of client needs – key questions for brokers answered

There has been an explosion of new lending products over the last few years. Basic ones, such as traditional bank loans, shouldn’t be disregarded, but…

How Will Expedia Impact Financial Services?

Sites like Expedia and Booking.com have transformed the travel industry; can comparison sites do the same for financial services? By now we are all familiar with travel comparison sites…

What Does the Snap Election Mean for SMEs?

Labour? Conservative? Lib Dem? How small businesses vote is key for any election and the stakes are particularly high this go around. With just a…

Q&As from Accountex 2017

6,500 accountants, hundreds of exhibitors and a Tesla. Accountex 2017 was as always the event of the year for UK accountants. Here are some of…

The SME landscape post-Brexit

Interview with Kevin Vendel on how accountants can help SMEs re-invent themselves after Britain leaves the EU. How are post-Brexit conditions likely to affect SMEs?…