The Times runs a feature on the status of Money&Co., which reported a loss - not unusually for an early-stage FinTech business - in its last filed accounts. An excerpt from the article, which can be viewed in full by Times subscribers, is reproduced below.
"Ms Horlick said that fresh investment had put [Money&Co.] on the right track and it was looking forward to a strong 2017. 'The accounts that have just been filed are now very historic. I expect business to take off this year,' she said.
"Ms Horlick, who was nicknamed 'Superwoman' because of her success in combining a top City career with a large family, insisted that Money&Co had 'very exciting growth prospects'. She said that the company was expanding into secured property lending, as well as its existing activities in lending to businesses including manufacturers, bricklayers and a training company.
"It lent £5 million last year across 14 loans, up from £2.5 million over eight loans in the previous 12 months, Ms Horlick said, with the business aiming to lend £20 million during 2017."
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