Posted: Thu 26th May 2022
Back in January, Enterprise Nation, in partnership with Capitalise, launched its new Finance Hub. The platform gives start-ups and small businesses quick access to the finance that's most suitable for them.
Now the Finance Hub has expanded to become a one-stop-shop for small business finance, providing support with claiming R&D tax credits and applying for mortgages.
These extra funding services come through R&D tax credit specialist Claim Capital and CMME, which specialises in helping business founders and contractors access the most efficient mortgages and protection, pensions and investments, through a network of experienced advisers and its sister company Contractor Wealth.
The new-look Finance Hub builds on the existing features offered by Capitalise. This business finance platform lets small firms view their business credit profile for free, manage their clients' risk profiles and access affordable business lending, all in one place.
Taking advantage of the services on offer is really straightforward. Spend a couple of minutes entering a few personal details, then the hub presents you with tailored choices from a wide range of funding providers.
Improving finance access for the small business community
Emma Jones, founder of Enterprise Nation, said:
"Small business founders are busy people. They're often too busy running the business to shop around for the best financial support or interrogate a range of suppliers. This hub gives them an equal chance to get access to a range of excellent experts in their field, all in one place."
Max Raynor, managing director at Claim Capital, said:
"The government aims to increase the UK’s research and development expenditure from its current level of 1.7% to 2.4% by 2027. Increasing awareness and improving access for the small business community is going to be key to reaching that goal and unlocking innovation.
"Our partnership with Enterprise Nation on the Finance Hub will help us do that."
Mike Coshott, CEO at CMME, said:
"Applying for and securing the right mortgage can be very difficult and complex for small business founders and self-employed individuals. Often, the finance they're eligible for in the mainstream brokerage system is expensive. This is also true for personal protection and wealth management.
"Thankfully, there are better deals and solutions. And this Finance Hub will give small business owners access to very competitive options that work with running a business."
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