James Hurley at The Times on a 'more responsible form of small company finance'

"The AskIf platform aims to help expand and professionalise the responsible finance industry, allowing many more small companies to benefit from the credit it provides."

James Hurley

Publication: The Times

Date: 9 April 2018

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Publication: MoneyWeek

Date: 6 April 2018

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Five questions for: Samantha Bamert, CEO of AskIf

"Since launching the platform last year, we have already processed over £4m of applications and financed over £1.3m of loans, creating 48 new jobs, and safeguarding a further 20 within 28 small businesses."

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Our CEO, Samantha Bamert makes the Natwest Wise100 List

The annual NatWest WISE100 recognises the most inspiring and influential women in social enterprise, impact investment and mission-driven business.

The NatWest WISE100 (Women in Social Enterprise 100), produced annually by Pioneers Post in partnership with NatWest bank, were revealed last night, as attendees celebrated female leadership and explored the theme of ‘sharing the stage’ to involve more women in the impact economy.

Publication: Pioneers Post ‍

Date: 30 October 2018

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AskIf shortlisted as a finalist for two Growth Finance Awards

The Growth Finance Awards launched this year in order to celebrate the companies providing “more than finance” to the UK’s growing businesses. It’s the first event of its kind, celebrating the innovative organisations breathing optimism into all regions of the UK by helping ambitious SMEs to scale new heights. These growth champions provide the vital capital inflows - around £79.7 billion last year - that help thousands of businesses to scale- up, boost productivity and create new jobs up and down the country.

AskIf is delighted to have been shortlisted as a finalist in two categories Business Growth Enabler and Specialist lender.  

Publication: Growth Finance Awards

Date: 27th June 2019

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