• Investing

    Investing your first £1,000

    ​Congratulations, you’ve put your first £1,000 aside for investing! If you’re fortunate enough to be in the position to begin investing it can be daunting. Taking a leap into the unknown, especially the financial unknown, can be very risky. This is the point where people often opt to seek professional financial advice to help kick-start their investing careers. Such advice can come at a price and may be off-putting, as it can immediately swallow a sizeable chunk of your investment money, however this should not deter you from seeking professional advice, as many products pose as a risk to your capital and only some products will be protected by the Financial Services Compensation Scheme.

  • Business Insights

    Why is cyber security so important for your company?

    A security breach can be a nightmare for any company holding confidential data. Today, even companies with robust security systems in place can be hacked, and to some extent, damage your company’s reputation and relationships with clients. By understanding the basics of cyber security, you can better secure your company’s assets, and minimise the risk of an attack without spending a lot of time becoming an expert. Our first instalment will focus on two very common routes to infection; social engineering and malware infected sites.

  • Investing

    What are P2P investors looking for in 2017?

    We believe we are the only peer-to-peer lending (P2P) platform providing an overdraft alternative to businesses in the UK, and recently we opened our doors to individual P2P investors alongside businesses looking for better ways to invest their money. We reflect on what lessons we have learnt from taking on our first 200 individual lenders.

  • Product

    Understanding the Growth Street Lender Marketplace - Part 3: Growth Street’s approach to managing risk

    This three-part series provides a behind-the-scenes look at how marketplace lending works at Growth Street.

  • Business Insights

    How to run a business whilst raising a child

    Running a business and raising a child simultaneously can feel like an impossible task at times. Both jobs are very similar; both require dedication, time, and a lot of trial and error along the way. We spoke to Stephanie Douglas, founder of 'Don't Buy Her Flowers' on her experiences as a parent and as a business owner.