SME spending spree cements economic recovery

Money&Co, the crowdfunding site launched by veteran fund manager Nicola Horlick, has reported a significant SME funding shortfall. The study asked senior management at UK SMEs about their last loan application, comparing it to the average sum awarded. The discrepancy reveals a funding gap of...

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Crowdfunding success for smartwatch creator

The Durham-based creator of a high-tech smartwatch is celebrating after smashing an ambitious crowdfunding target in less than two weeks. Paul Gill, who is founder and design engineer at Orsto launched a Crowdcube Equity Investment funding campaign to raise £60,000 to launch the x3 smartwatch in...

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FCA to set boundaries of online guidance and advice

  The Financial Conduct Authority is to publish a consultation next month to address the distinction between online guidance services and regulated advice.   The Financial Times reports the regulator is looking to address concerns around the “grey area” of online investment services offering advice and those providing guidance. continue...

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