Tag Archives: telegraph

Grim News From Other Side Of Crowdfunding Fence – Plus Loan Latest

We often report on news from the other side of the crowdfunding fence. Equity crowdfunding typically focuses on very small or start-up companies seeking to give away a stake in the business in exchange for growth capital. Debt crowdfunding, which is what we do, helps better-established businesses (the average age of our borrowing companies is […]

Route To IFISA Promised Land A Long One – Plus Loan Latest

Regular visitors to this site will know that we are currently going through the process of getting permissions from the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA); such permissions would enable Money&Co. to launch an Innovative Finance Individual Savings Account (IFISA). We were interested to read this piece in The Telegraph; the article is critical of the FCA’s […]

P2P Lending Could Boost UK Housing – L&G

The Telegraph reports analysis from L&G that effectively advocates the use of alternative funding to boost the property market. The article, by personal finance editor Richard Dyson, looks at peer-to-peer (P2P) property-backed lending: “An L&G survey of 1,000 people found 27pc would consider funding house purchases by other people’s children. Of those, 39pc wanted to […]

The Meaning Of Strife: Lending Club’s UK Impact

What do recent events at Lending Club, a leading peer-to-peer (P2P) lender, mean for us in the UK? Money&Co. engages in P2P business lending, putting individuals together with carefully vetted small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to provide good returns for lenders and much-needed funding for borrowers. The financial world is inter-connected, and it’s reasonable to […]

Banks May Struggle To Join FinTech Revolution

UK banks and mainstream finance in general have been much criticised – and often rightly so – for failing to lend to small businesses. Standard criticisms include a lack of agility, laborious process, and an inability to innovate and assess a business risk on the merits presented by the borrower. The banks have certainly expressed […]

IFISA Regulations Roll Out As P2P Funds Falter

There was lots of good news for crowdfunders and peer-to-peer (P2P) lenders in yesterday’s Budget. Money&Co.’s CEO, Nicola Horlick, has already welcomed the raising of the Individual Savings Account (ISA) limit to £20,000, up from £15,240 – good news for the new Innovative Finance ISA, which will be able to include P2P loans, such as […]

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 […]

Banks, Savings And P2P – The Old,The New And The Future

Today, in anticipation of the latest new loan offering (coming to this site very soon) we offer excerpts two articles from today’s media output. It is an exercise in comparison and contrast. The Old “Since the September announcement that National Savings & Investments (NS&I) would be dropping its Direct Isa rate to just 1.25pc, few […]

Alternative Finance, P2P Loans And The Joy Of Disruptive Investment

Feeling disruptive? If so, you may be interested in Kyle Caldwell’s article in the Telegraph, which looks at share plays offering investors a way into “disopruptive” sectors. One section features challenger banks and P2P lenders, where fund manager Neil Woodford’s holdings in Atom Bank (a pure online banking play with no “frills” such as branches!) […]