From Big Banks to Bigger Potential: Kuflink CFO Tim Spurr
In decades gone by, banks enjoyed almost a total monopoly over financial services and the general public would rarely have considered looking elsewhere.Today, reports show that two thirds of people use financial products from a provider other than their main bank, and it’s not just consumers that are
Property investment – not just for the super-rich
Many people are struggling to get on the property ladder, so finding the capital to invest in property may seem like a pipedream. The average purchase price for a buy-to-let property from 2016-2018 was £183,278 (MoneySuperMarket) with most lenders insisting on a substantial deposit before approving a BTL mortgage.
Unsure about peer to peer?
When you first start out investing, there’s a lot of information to take in. No matter how you choose to invest, you’ll find people that swear by one method, and others who have had a different experience. Peer to peer investing is a growing market and whilst we
Meet the team – Investor Relations
Tell us about your role at Kuflink.Lisa: I handle the support side, running our live chat system, and answering inbound emails as well as dealing with the ISA transfers.Ranj: My role is to build and maintain relationships with our investors by creating a fantastic user experience. I also
Permitted development rights change becomes permanent
Following their introduction in 2013, permitted development rights that allow homeowners in England to extend their properties without the need for a full planning application will now be made permanent.Permitted development rights mean that, instead of a full planning application, homeowners will only need to provide evidence that they’
New Rules for P2P Platforms: Key Points from the FCA Report
The Financial Conduct Authority has this week released new rules for peer-to-peer platforms, which “focus particularly on credit risk assessment, risk management and fair valuation practices”. These rules are being enforced to help protect investors, especially those with less experience, and all platforms have until 9th December 2019 to implement
A Techie in Number 10?
One of the favourites to be the next Prime Minister is tech enthusiast Matt Hancock. The MP for West Suffolk is the current health secretary and beforehand served in the equivalent role at Digital, Sport, Media and Culture. In both roles he has expressed a desire for the government to
Managing Risk: What Investors Need to Know
When it comes to risk management, each investment platform handles things differently – so how do you know what to look out for as an investor? The best way to understand UK property-backed investments is to do your research. Read widely, talk to people, ask questions and make clear decisions about
Meet the Team: Marketing
Left to Right: Dave (In-House Designer), Liv (Marketing Executive), Tom (Head of Digital), Henry (Communications Assistant), Annie (Senior Communications Executive) & Ritish (Business Analyst) Tell us about your role at Kuflink Tom, Head of Digital: I’m responsible for managing the team and developing strategies across all our marketing activity
Crowdfund Your Local Council
It’s the tales of the entrepreneur trying to launch their clothing range or the businessperson looking to fund their next property development that spring to mind whenever crowdfunding is mentioned. However, with the spotlight increasingly shining on ethical investments, a new use for crowdfunding has emerged. Three councils have
Put your wallet away! The end of cash payments?
2 in 5 transactions are contactless Over the past decade or so, tech has revolutionised the way we spend, save and invest. It is now estimated that 2 in 5 transactions are contactless; a trend so widespread that even the UK’s largest retailers are reconsidering their approach to transactions.
What The New Tax Year Means For You
You’d be forgiven for thinking that tax years are all about business accounting, P60s and tax returns, but in reality they often mark the start of some important changes for our day to day finances. Here’s your quick guide to what’s changed this financial year: Your ISA
What did Einstein call the ‘Eighth Wonder of the World’?
No, it wasn’t his theory of relativity or even his world-famous E=mc², it was compound interest! It goes without saying that fact this can come in very handy for pub quizzes, but on a more serious note – it might just change the way you manage your finances forever.
Meet The Team: Collections
When it comes to money, the word ‘Collections’ can be pretty scary – but here at Kuflink, our cheerful Head of Collections Nattalie is anything but! Take a glimpse at how her department operates in our latest ‘Meet the Team’… What is your role at Kuflink? In short, we are here
Warwick Crescent: Sneak Peek
Each time you lend to a deal on the Kuflink platform, you’re not only earning fantastic returns but also helping to fund an exciting business project somewhere in the UK. Since we released the first tranche of Warwick Crescent way back in January 2018, you guys have been eagerly