Funding

The list below is a collection of articles that refer to, mention or discuss Funding.

Big Brands Born With Backing From Venture Capitalists

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Many of the world’s biggest brands started life as spare room start-ups with the backing of venture capitalists taking a punt on making a profit. The roll of honour includes some of the most successful companies ever, like Google, Facebook, Hewlett Packard and Microsoft. Business angels offer expertise and to bank roll start-ups that they … Read more

VCT Investment Surges By 375% In A Decade

Venture capital trusts are sweeping up more money from investors as the opportunity to stake savings in other tax efficient investments dries up. In 10 years, VCT investment has surged by 375% to £731 million as tax changes have  knocked other investments, such as pension saving and buy to let. VCTs back small, new companies … Read more

VCT Option For Retirement Savers Hitting Pension Limits

Investors have a perfect window of opportunity to invests in small businesses as the government continues to make the future uncertain by tinkering with pensions and buy to let tax. Venture capital trusts are one of the longest established tax breaks for investors, but although recently seeing record levels of investment, are still only really … Read more

Where To Invest If Your Pension Is Maxed Out

It’s the time of year when many wealthy retirement savers have put as much cash as they can into their pension and need somewhere else to invest. With annual pension contribution levels pegged at between £10,000 and £40,000 depending on the saver’s level of earnings, other options offering tax relief and high returns are attractive … Read more

End Of Year Investment Tax Breaks For Wealthy Run Out

Traditional end of tax year investments for the wealthy are drying up after government rule changes. Venture Capital Trusts (VCT), Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme (SEIS) and the enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS) look forward to a flood of investment as the tax year winds down. But this year, the number of investment opportunities has been severely … Read more

Business Angels Stake £225m To Back Growing Companies

Business angel investors have delivered millions of pounds of investment to fledgling businesses through venture capital trusts. Entrepreneurs have picked up £225 million from a funding lifeline of investors willing to stake their cash against an equity share in a company where banks have often feared to lend. Figures released by the Association of Investment … Read more

Recycling SEIS as a pension alternative

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Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme (SEIS) recycling is a new idea some financial advisers are promoting to high earners who have lost pension tax incentives. Over recent years, Chancellor George Osborne has whittled away the lifetime allowance and the amount wealthy taxpayers can stash in a pension each tax year. The measures have led high earners … Read more

Can a buy to let company beat landlord tax changes?

Chancellor George Osborne dealt a blow to the fortunes of buy to let investors with a surprise announcement slashing finance interest relief – but many investors are asking whether trading as a property company can beat the new rules. Over the next four years, finance interest relief is phasing out for higher rate taxpayers. As … Read more

Peer-To-Peer Lending – The Emerging Platforms

Crowdfunding is a new investment phenomenon and one of the markets promising the best returns is peer-to-peer lending. Peer-to-peer lending or ‘P2P’ as the term is known to financial experts, is where a group of investors pool their cash and then lend to several borrowers to spread the risk should the loan default. Most P2P … Read more

Brewdog – A Pint Half Full Or Half Empty?

Some of the biggest businesses are built on a foundation of dodgy dealings – and the brewer asking drinkers to dip into their pockets for Britain’s largest crowdfunding pitch is no stranger to controversy. Brewdog, the craft beer sensation based in Scotland, is seeking £25 million to expand the business and roll out new brews. … Read more