Monthly Archives: January 2016

SME Borrowers Turn To The Crowd For Funding

The new year holds much promise for lenders and small businesses borrowing through the medium of crowdfunding. We welcome this enlightened article in the Daily Telegraph, which focuses largely on our friends on the other side of the crowdfunding fence, in equity raises. “Whatever 2016 brings, one thing will remain true: the biggest challenge for […]

China Claims World Crowdfunding Top Slot

While the UK is easily the biggest and most dynamic market for crowdfunding in Europe, it is by no means the biggest market in the world. There’s little doubt that China can claim that prize. Today, we run a short extract from a Ryan Weeks’ article in AltFi. Ryan’s piece puts the UK scene in […]

AltFi Data Predicts Crowdfunding Blast-Off In 2016

AltFi Date has announced its predictions for 2106. AltFi, with its Liberum association, has some of the best data in the market. These predictions are made using a regression analysis algorithm, with a qualitative overlay. The basic message is: stand by for blast-off. We’ll be bringing you Money&Co. CEO Nicola Horlick’s predictions next week. Meanwhile, […]

Research Predicts Huge Take-Up For P2P Savings

The Economic Voice latches on to research into the prospects for the Innovative Finance Individual Savings Accounts and the likely take-up of P2P. “One in four investors aged over 55 will consider moving money onto peer-to-peer (P2P) lending platforms once the new innovative finance ISA launches in April,” writes The Economic Voice. It quotes research […]

Getting The Balance Right On P2P Crowdfunding

It’s a difficult balancing act for personal finance and investment journalists. On the one hand, they want to bring individual investors the latest in cutting-edge investment opportunities. On the other, they are quite rightly concerned about steering investors into a fad or novelty. The Guardian does a good job of treading that middle path. The […]

Crowdfunders Set To Race Away In 2016

The UK’s alternative finance Industry had a very productive festive season, reports leading sector media outlet, AltFi. “December’s origination volume setting a new industry record with the Liberum AltFi Volume Index tracking £283.3m in financing originated. This just bettered the previous high of £279.1m, set in September 2015, and represented a 73% increase in volume on December […]

P2P Takes Pride Of Place In 2015 Funding Contest

Our very own peer-to-peer (P2P) sector of crowdfunding attracted easily the most money in £2 billion-plus worth of venture capital for SME and start-up raises in 2015, reports Bloomberg. “Growing peer-to-peer lending and online money transfer services helped raise a record $3.6 billion in venture capital funding for the U.K.’s technology sector last year, according […]

Keeping The Crowd in Crowdfunding In 2016

Ryan Weeks, one of the leading writers on UK crowdfunding, writes in AltFi on what to watch out for in 2016. Ryan’s views are not dissimilar to our own communications director’s take on the topic on the Money&Co. site. However, Ryan also asks a particularly interesting question: Will the institutional funding run dry? “The various […]