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How To Beat The Dragons To Better Venture Capital Returns

Investors can gain better returns than TV’s dragons or most professional venture capitalists by randomly staking their money on start-ups, according to a new...

SEIS Raises £800 Million For Start-Up Entrepreneurs

An investment scheme offering generous tax breaks has raised more than £799 million for start-up companies, according to the latest data. The Seed Enterprise Investment...

Pitfalls Waiting For Unwary SEIS Investors

Potential profits and generous tax breaks are a heady brew that tempt many investors to plough cash into start-ups with the Seed Enterprise Investment...

Time To Raise The Limits On SEIS Investment

It’s time for Chancellor Phillip Hammond to take a long hard look at the Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme in his Budget 2018. SEIS was launched...

How SEIS works for investors

SEIS is seen as the best way of bridging the gap between personal investors looking for higher returns from their cash and start-up companies...

How Does Crowdfunded Peer-To-Peer Lending Work For Investors?

Peer-to-peer lending comes as two models - lending or investment. Lending is to businesses, to ease cashflow or finance stock or capital spending, or to...

SEIS – Tax breaks for investors explained

The Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme (SEIS) comes with some of the most generous tax breaks for investors willing to take a chance by staking...

Claiming Loss Relief If A SEIS Company Goes Bust

Investors love the Seed enterprise Investment scheme (SEIS) because of the generous tax breaks - but what happens if the business goes bust? The terms...

Dragons Fired Up Over Start-Up Investment Prospects

Business dragons have seen turnover and jobs grow in their investment portfolios, according to a new report. Turnover was up for 75% of businesses, while...

Crowdfunding Enters New Phase With Secondary Market

Crowdfunding platform Seedrs is launching a 'trading Tuesday' for investors to buy and sell shares in start-ups. The trading day is listed as the first...

SEIS And EIS Shake-Up If Tories Win Election 2017?

Business angels may pick up some extra tax breaks if the Tories win Election 2017. Britain already has the Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme (SEIS) and...

Crowdfunder Reveals The Odds Of A Successful Investment

Investors have a 28% chance of making a profit from a crowdfunded deal, according to new statistics. Crowdfunding platform Seedrs has published details of 375...

Stop Keeping Tax Breaks A Secret, Urge Fund Managers

Fund managers are urging the government to spread the word about tax incentives for start-up investors. The money men say too few businesses and entrepreneurs...

Secrets Of How Crowdfunded Firms Perform Revealed

The first analysis of how crowdfunding investments are performing shows deals are giving investors an average 14.44% annual return. But close to one in five...

Malta Launches Tax Incentives For Start-Up Businesses

Mediterranean sunshine island Malta is the latest place to launch tax breaks for start-ups along the lines of the British Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme...

New Australia SEIS Open To Expat Investors

Expats looking to plough cash in to start-up businesses in Australia will soon benefit from generous tax breaks. The government in Canberra has announced a...

Expat Entrepreneurs More Likely To Start A Business

Expats returning to Britain are more likely to become entrepreneurs and start their own businesses, according to a new study. University research found that one...

SEIS On Track To Smash £0.5 Billion In Investment

HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has published the latest Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme (SEIS) statistics – including new data about advance assurance requests. SEIS is...

Fintech Offer Opportunity To Investors

Fintech is changing the way consumers interact with financial services and a key area for investors. Financial technology is shifting the business model away from...

Red Tape Strangling SEIS And EIS, Claims Expert

Complicated red tape can see investors lose valuable tax breaks offered by companies in the Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme (SEIS), according to experts. Investors are...