All across the country, Irish people are coming together to get behind homegrown SMEs. They’re helping to create jobs, support local communities, and at the same time, making healthy returns. Here are 7 reasons why I'm lending on Linked Finance...
As a business owner, you don't always have time to research the latest and greatest business tech tools. Running a company doesn't leave much room for digital window shopping. Most of the time your nose is so close to the grindstone that it's impossible to step back and see what's new.
Securing a business loan can be the defining difference between success or failure. We're not being dramatic. Cashflow is that important.
We’re all familiar with the old adage “You must spend money to make money.” But for many Irish SMEs, a helping hand can be hard to come by.
According to recent Central Statistics Office (CSO) data, there are over 230,000 SME’s active in Ireland, employing over 900,000 people.
If something seems too good to be true, it usually is - but could the peer-to-peer (P2P) lending model turn this adage on its head for Irish investors?Peer-to-peer lending may seem new-fangled but it has been around for a number of years and it's quickly establishing itself as an attractive asset class for first-time and experienced investors alike.
We've just completed our biggest business loan yet. Leading provider of flexible workspaces for rockstars, Iconic Offices, raised €150K in less than a day...
We take a look at 6 great crowdsourcing platforms for business. These sites can give Irish business owners access to an army of suppliers and service providers from right across the globe, meaning more choice and better value.
The invoices were sent weeks ago, but still the payments haven’t found their way into your bank account yet. It doesn’t help that you’ve got your own bills to pay. This is usually the first indicator of an impending cash flow problem; you really don’t want to end let your creditors down by delaying payments but what is a small business owner to do?
A wise man once said, if you can make a living doing what you love you’ll never work a day in your life. On the advice of this nameless, faceless oracle, you’ve quit your relatively safe industry job and decided to go it alone and set up your own small business.
Increasingly Irish businesses are banking on peer to peer borrowing to help them grow.
We've had a number of requests from lenders recently, asking for the ability to deposit funds to their Linked Finance account each month via standing order. Now you can...
Here is the most recent update of our loan book report. It looks at all loans originated up to 30th September 2016. In future, as we originate more loans under the new system, we will be in a position to report on each of the various grades and terms. For now though, the format is exactly the same as Q2 2016...
We made the move to fixed rate loans back in August. Here's a look at the first 50 graded fixed-rate loans to hit the marketplace.
Crowdfunding, crowdlending, marketplace lending, P2P lending, online lending, AltFi. These are all terms that Irish business owners are hearing more and more. As FinTech (Financial Technology) continues to transform the traditional financial landscape, SME owners need to understand these terms, particularly P2P lending.
We're delighted to be taking part in the Women's Inspire Network event in City North Hotel on October 5th.
The summer has just ended, the kids are back in school, and already businesses up and down the country are coming to terms with the idea of Christmas! That's right, and more frighteningly it's only a few months away.