Small business loans: how best to finance your firm's assets
Banks won’t lend much to small businesses, but there are plenty of other sources of cash.
Small business owners should beware when backing their business debt
A personal guarantee makes you liable for your firm’s debt. Tread very carefully.
P2P lending hits a speed bump
The P2P lending sector is slowing, but it remains appealing in an era of zero interest rates, says David Stevenson.
The demise of Lendy, and why P2P can’t reinvent the basics of finance
If you are offered a temptingly high return on anything, says Merryn Somerset Webb, it is because it is illiquid and risky. That’s something that inve…
Don’t stop at forgiving student debt – forgive everyone’s debt
A jubilee for student debt is an attractive idea but not a fair one, says Merryn Somerset Webb. Better to give everyone a hefty lump sum – whether the…
The leveraged loan bubble
Lenders are writing cheques for highly indebted companies at record rates. What could possibly go wrong?