• Behind the scenes at Yuliya’s salon

    by  • March 20, 2015

    A few weeks ago we visited one of our customers, Yuliya Price, at her North London beauty salon. Last year she swapped locations from a cramped premises in St John’s Wood to the trendy streets of Marylebone, using iwoca to help finance the costs of the move. It’s refurbishment was well on the way...

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    Meet The Team: iwoca’s Head of Broker Sales, Pervin

    by  • March 13, 2015

    This week we’ve sat down for a chat with our Head of Broker Sales, Pervin. With the release of our new broker platform he’s been a very busy man, so we were lucky to catch him! How long have you been with iwoca? Where did you work previously? I’ve been working at iwoca for around...

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    Introducing our partnership with Alibaba.com

    by  • March 11, 2015

    Since launching iwoca we’ve learnt that financing small businesses is about more than just cash flow – it’s about giving them the buying power they need to take advantage of opportunities and compete on a global stage. That’s why we’re so excited to announce that we’ve partnered with Alibaba.com to develop a new, integrated...

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    Start spreading the news… iwoca’s been to New York with Boris!

    by  • February 23, 2015

      Last week iwoca’s Head of Development Adrien was whisked off to the USA by none other than the Mayor of London, Boris Johnson. The reason? A trade mission to promote the very best of London’s burgeoning FinTech sector to American investors. iwoca was chosen as one of the delegates a few months ago, after we were lucky enough to attend...

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    The iwoca Cash Flow Guide, Part 2: Why Should I Forecast Cash Flow?

    by  • February 17, 2015

    Tea leaves. Tarot cards. Crystal balls. Spreadsheets. They’re all ways of predicting the future, but it’s fair to say they might not always be completely accurate. Yes, even with the best will in the world sometimes number-crunching fails to forecast correctly a businesses’ cash flow – there’s just too many variables to take into...

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    Small Business Brief | 7th-13th Feb

    by  • February 13, 2015

    This week’s seen a veritable bonanza of small business articles by the Guardian. We’ve picked the best three from them, along with a few articles from other sources, to give you a quick overview of the small business news of the week. The difference between starting up and scaling up. Entrepreneur-in-residence at the heart of...

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    The iwoca Cash Flow Guide, Part 1: What is Cash Flow?

    by  • February 10, 2015

    Having a good grasp of your cash flow is absolutely essential to success for companies of any size. Without managing it correctly you could find your apparently successful business has a serious shortage of funds. But before you can decide on the best strategy to minimise the risk of this happening to your business,...

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    Small Business Brief | 30th-6th Feb

    by  • February 6, 2015

    The best small business stories from last week, selected by iwoca. With cybercrime, Pinterest and international expansion all on the agenda, it’s been an interesting week to say the least. Cybercrime a huge new issue for small businesses. With so many high profile news stories around this topic in recent months, there are growing...

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    New Broker Platform Released

    by  • February 3, 2015

    iwoca is pleased to announce that today we unveiled our brand new broker platform. This newly developed piece of kit allows financial brokers to submit a client’s application within five minutes through a personalised dashboard, where they can also can track all previous approvals. Funds are typically made available to a client within hours...

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    EU VAT changes – what’s the deal? Is your business affected?

    by  • January 20, 2015

    New EU VAT changes became law at the start of 2015, and with official government data suggesting that 34,000 SME’s could be affected, it’s about time you figured out if your business is too. So… who’s affected? The change only affects businesses selling digital products such as e-books, online courses or downloadable items to customers...

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    5 Tips For Preventing Late Payments

    by  • January 12, 2015

    Getting paid late… nobody likes it, right? It’s an all too-common issue for companies selling B2B. All your best laid plans rely on promptly receiving what you’re owed, so a glut of late payments can cause serious cash flow problems. While you can never fully hammer them out, follow these tips to minimise the risk of late payments...

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    The Small Business Brief | 15-21 December

    by  • December 21, 2014

    A round-up of the best small business news and stories from the week, as chosen by our editorial team. EU VAT reform labeled ‘idiotic’. The Telegraph reports that from January 2015, small businesses within the EU have to charge customers VAT rates from their country of origin. If this new law goes through, they suggest, it will...

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