If you’re trying to gain investment, a crowdfunding pitch is essential. If you write it well, you’ll be more likely to gain money for your startup. Conversely, a crowdfunding pitch that doesn’t work well could mean that you don’t attract investors, even when your idea is truly amazing. For this reason, we’ve decided to compile together a […]
While traditional high-street agents still dominate the property industry, online agents are estimated to have doubled their market share over the past two years to over 5%. There’s strong momentum propelling the online property industry forward – TV property queen Sarah Beeny expects as many as 50% of all homes to be sold online by […]
Not a week seems to go by without news of another major cyber attack on UK businesses. After a number of high profile attacks on companies such as Tesco Bank and the Post Office in 2016, already in 2017 Lloyds Bank has been subject to a 48 hour denial of service attack, with cyber villains […]
Since being launched in 1994 the Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS) has been successful in attracting investment into young and ambitious unquoted companies looking for funds to grow their operations. As a method of persuasion, EIS offers a range of generous tax benefits, including income tax relief, loss relief and exemption from capital gains tax. However, […]
Driven by increasing life expectancy rates and record low interest rates, levels of income provided by annuities have plunged over the past couple of decades. Back in the 1990s a 65 year old man with a pension fund of £100,000 could quite easily secure an income of c.£15,000 a year until death via a life annuity. However in 2016 an equally large pension pot is unlikely to pay our retiree more than £5,000 per annum. Could crowdfunding be the answer?