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The world was stunned earlier this month when a 500-year-old Leonardo da Vinci painting smashed the world record by fetching [...]

30 November
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There's a lot we can learn from our closest relatives. And no, I’m not talking about human relatives. I’m talking about those [...]

2 November
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In this month’s Leap 100 poll, we asked our Leap 100 companies about the Treasury’s consultation, “Financing growth in [...]

18 October
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Neil Woodford-backed Ratesetter has become the last of the big peer-to-peer lenders to be given the green light by the City [...]

17 October
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Every year, tens of thousands of small businesses see their loan applications refused by the big banks. [...]

16 October
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"Giving early stage businesses large amounts of capital is bad practice.” You probably wouldn’t expect those words to come [...]

5 October
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Zopa is partnering with a building society to offer its loans as it seeks to add more borrowers to the platform. [...]

2 October
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Think back to 2001 when the Foot and Mouth epidemic raged across the UK. [...]

21 September
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Most firms just aren’t ready for the tsunami of changes around working capital which will hit British businesses this year. [...]

7 September
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There's no doubt that peer-to-peer (P2P) lending has divided opinion. [...]

24 August
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We must continue to support investment in startups, and recognise the pivotal role that equity crowdfunding plays in funding [...]

24 August
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The co-founder and chief executive of Seedrs, Jeff Lynn, is stepping back from the day-to-day running of the crowdfunding business [...]

10 August
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With the market recently hitting £10bn, crowdfunding is no longer a small fish in the big finance pond. But as the sector expands, [...]

27 July
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People are divided about crowdfunding. While many investors and businesses see it as invaluable, it often comes with a number [...]

6 July
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Peer-to-peer lender RateSetter has raised fresh cash from fund managers which values the firm at more than £200m. [...]

30 May
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