Monthly Archives: August 2015

Family Offices And Big Investors Welcome – But Crowd Stays At Money&Co.

There’s been a huge amount of interest in crowdfunding from banks and other big investors. So much so, in fact, that it’s often said that crowdfunding is in danger of losing the crowd. Campden FB, a web offering aimed at family offices (the administrators and managers of rich families’ private wealth) highlights the opportunities for […]

P2P Lending To Solve SME Funding Plateau Problem

John Longworth, director general of the British Chambers of Commerce, laments the lack of funding available to SMEs on the This Is Money personal finance platform. He has a point: “All too often, we see our fastest growing, most dynamic companies – those with the potential to become global champions – reaching a plateau or […]

Choice Widens For Alternative-Finance ISAs and SIPPs, Says FT

“Asset classes traditionally financed by banks or big institutions, and previously deemed too long-term, illiquid or risky for retail investors, are now being packaged up as listed funds and traded on stock markets, where portfolio managers can buy them – leading to their possible presence in your Isa or self-invested personal pension (SIPP)),” writes Judith […]