Monthly Archives: August 2015

10 Things You Might Not Know About Crowdfunding – And Shouldn’t Be Afraid To Ask

Today we offer a primer on crowdfunding. It’s based on one of the articles in our knowledge hub. We have plenty of tips and other information for the curious in the crowd…   Crowdfunding is a high-tech renaming of old business models. But it’s not just a name-change – the high-tech aspect produces efficiencies and […]

We’re Talking About A Crowdfunding, P2P Revolution

Did you catch Money&Co. CEO Nicola Horlick’s crowdfunding rallying cry for the coming financial revolution in her latest Huffington Post blog? It’s attracted wide attention online, but in case you missed it we reproduce selected highights below. “Crowdfunding is not a new concept. Stock markets are in effect a form of crowdfunding with individuals or […]

New Loan Offer – M&E Provider Seeking 36 Months, Guide Yield 9%

We’re delighted to announce the arrival of a new loan on site. Selwyn Building Services (SBS) is seeking a three-year loan to accelerate its business development. The company has been through our rigorous credit-analysis process and been awarded a ‘B’ rating, with a guideline indicative gross yield of 9 per cent. Below, we produce some […]

Diversity In Alternative Finance Makes For A Whole New World

We offer a couple of worthwhile third-party observations today – one longer, one shorter. James Wise of Balderton Capital blogs in CityA.M. on the diversity of the crowd in crowdfunding.  “The investors on crowdfunding platforms are much more diverse and representative of society in toto than the bank clerks of yesteryear, and as a result […]

P2P Crowdfunding Platform Surge Is ‘Good News For Lenders’ – Nicola Horlick

Our part of crowdfunding is getting ever more crowded. Judith Evans reports in The Financial Times on a surge in the number of peer-to-peer (P2P) lenders seeking authorisation from the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). “More than 100 peer-to-peer lenders have applied for full authorisation from the City regulator as entrepreneurs jostle for territory in the […]

UK P2P Lenders More Engaged Than US In Fast-Growing Market

We may not be bigger, but it seems we might be better. The UK’s peer-to-peer (P2P) lending market is fast-growing and, per capita, draws more commitment from lenders, according to a report from Business Insider. The report draws on a research document compiled by Business Insider, with supplementary data from Cambridge University and Ernst & […]

Crowdfunding P2P On Growth (And Learning) Curve

The portfolio tracker and dealing service runs a sponsored feature on crowdfunding in general and peer-to-peer lending (P2P) in particular. While the mentions of individual market participnts are effectively paid-for, the preamble paints an accurate and encouraging picture of the state of health of our industry and its P2P sub-sector. “Crowdfunding and Peer-to-Peer Lending […]