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AltFi Growth Needs No Quick Fixes

Ahead of the Autumn Statement from the Chancellor of the Exchequer, we see healthy growth on the equity side of the crowdfunding fence. This, garnered from Lexology, is an encouraging read. “In 2014-15, 3,265 companies raised £1.8 billion through EIS funding and 2,290 companies raised £175 million through SEIS funding which is an increase of […]

P2P Gets Green Light, Equity Amber, Minibonds Wait

Money Observer is one of several platforms to update on the IFISA delay for equity crowdfunding, and addition of minibonds in September for P2P. Mainstream P2P assets will be eligible for IFISAs from next April. “In his latest Autumn Statement, chancellor of the exchequer George Osborne has announced that the list of qualifying investments for the […]

Autumn Statement Predictions: Steady As She Goes For ISAs

Ahead of this afternoon’s Autumn Statement, ThisIsMoney carries a series of predictions. It flags tax-credit changes as likely, but expects little or no change to Individual Savings Accounts (ISAs) or Innovative Finance ISAs. “There is unlikely to be much in the way of exciting announcements regarding savings – but the Chancellor is known to pull […]

SME Schemes Get More Government Funds – But Will They Bear Fruit?

The UK government is nothing if not determined to get funds to small and medium-sized enterprises.  Much of the content of today’s Autumn Statement from Chancellor George Osborne has been leaked to the mainstream media. Reports in the Financial Times and Telegraph pretty much replicate the news carried by the BBC and The Independent. The […]