Monthly Archives: February 2020

Alternative Finance Sector Heads For Growth

This year in alternative finance is set to see the sustained dash for growth we’ve long predicted here in our News pages. One way platform lending operations like Money&Co. might do this is to seek a banking licence (but the process is long and demanding). Another way is to collaborate (thought this can be fraught […]

Market Moves In AltFi Banking – Plus Loan Latest

We bring news – the last for some time, unless there’s a new, catalysmic event – of more Brexit-induced doings in the market. Our friends at AltFi report: Following the announcement that N26 was leaving the UK, apparently due to regulatory issues relating to Brexit, digital banks saw a surge in transfers and customers from the German […]

Equity Crowdfunding Under Scrutiny – Plus Loan latest

We’ll move on from the theme of political uncertainty following Brexit, but the news is the news. Our friends at City A.M. report on events on the other side of the alternative-finance fence from platform lending in the equity crowdfunding sector: The UK’s largest crowdfunding platform struggled to achieve its targets under the weight of […]

Brexit Problems Loom For AltFi Sector – Plus Loan Latest

Today we carry two reports of the potentially damaging impact of Brexit on the alternative-finance sector. In something of a volte-face the Berlin-based digital-only bank N26 says it will leave the UK and its 200,000 customers owing to the UK’s own decision to leave the European Union at the end of 2020, reports AltFi. Regardless of the reasoning, the move […]

Mainstream AltFi Investment Woes Continue – Plus Loan Latest

The early mainstream institutional investors in the alternative-finance sector have not done well. The latest news in this vein is the winding-up of an investment trust. Our friends at AltFi report. Hadrian’s Wall Secured Investments Limited’s (HWSIL) board has opted for a wind-down after reporting a 0.4 per cent reduction in net asset value (NAV) […]

Spreading Risk By Diversification – Plus Loan Latest

Spreading your investments is generally accepted as a goor way of spreading risk. Which brings to mind our managed portfolio service, available to lenders committing £100,000 or more. This portfolio has in-built diversification. Here’s a brief reminder of its attractions. Clients of the Money&Co Portfolio Service have access to loans with a typical fixed return […]

Money&Co. Ups Its Security Lending Game – Plus Loan Latest

The platform lending sector, or peer-to-peer (P2P) lending sector, has had a tough year. There have been platform failures, and the toxicity of mini-bond failures (unrelated to P2P – but seen by some as linked) has generated much negative publicity. Against that background, Money&Co. has taken the decision not to facilitate loans without tangible security […]

The Continued Rise Of The Robots In The Financial Sector – Plus Loan Latest

Robo advice? Robo investing? That’s just the start for the financial sector, as FinTech moves to the fore, according to our friends at the Judge Business School. The Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance (CCAF), at the University of Cambridge Judge Business School, has just published a new report on artificial intelligence (AI) and the future of financial […]

Angel Investing FinTech-Style Brings 8% Yield For A+ Rated Music Loan

Our new loan offering is the chance to be an Angel – in the old-fashioned sense of someone who finances art (a play, a film, etc). But in sharp contradistinction to the old-fashioned Angel’s risk profile, this offering has been rated A+, our highest-grade risk profile. This is because of a combination of factors, including […]