Jon Moulton gives his backing to new fund management firm

Seneca Investment Managers has the support of serial investor Jon Moulton as it looks to begin its asset allocating.

Financial Management

What you need to know about online business finance options

Despite the struggles for SME businesses to secure finance, the number of options available continues to grow. Clive Lewis, head of SME issues at the ICAEW, provides a guide to what is out there.

Financial Management

Focus on finance: Transform your business inspiration into success

Steve Attwell, managing director of SMB UK & Ireland at Sage, takes a look at the finance function's journey from shoebox to FD, offering practical tips for business owners and their advisers.

Financial Management

Thinking about the options for finance as an SME

Growing businesses are often scared of the idea of accepting external finance, but funding is in many ways just another supply to be procured, argues Stephen Welton.

Financial Management

Dragons’ Den exposure for businesses failing to ignite funding search

Entrepreneurs entering Dragons' Den to pitch for investment are failing to pursue the traditional forms of business finance before taking their businesses on the show, new research shows.


Banking on the next generation for finance innovation

As the rate of change in the banking industry accelerates, Holvi founder Kristoffer Lawson shares his thoughts on where there is room to innovate and what this means for next generation banking.

Alternative Finance for Business

Move over, Merlin 

It’s time to replace the failed Project Merlin with a more radical solution to the UK’s business finance freeze, argues Barclay Lamont, who puts the case for a microfinance-based model.


Klein believes financial services needs re-imagination

Financial services is in need of a re-imagination akin to those seen in the telecoms and media sectors, according to Index Ventures' Robin Klein.


Quindell Portfolio acquires Maine Finance

Brand extension business Quindell Portfolio has announced the acquisition of online financial services broking company Maine Finance for £2.1 million.


Clydesdale Bank commits growth finance for CamSemi

Cambridge semiconductor company CamSemi has secured a growth finance deal from Clydesdale Bank ahead of further product launches later this year.


Borro secures lending facility from Octopus

Short-term asset lender borro has secured a new lending facility through Octopus Investments.

Venture Capital Funding

The role of VCT finance

Fund managers have described VCTs as ‘coming of age’, but how do businesses benefit from accessing their finance?