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While P2P lending has been successfully working for more than a decade, there are some misconceptions holding P2P investing back.
We will go through (some) of these and show how we are playing the part in shortening the bridge to make P2P lending an investable asset class.
The void left in SME financing filled in by crowdfund platforms and P2P providers is being closely monitored by traditional players.
Especially banks are ramping up their efforts, making use of new technologies and low interest rates to take their share back.
Big banks are breaking in.
The Dutch government will guarantee up to 75 per cent of certain loans originated by Funding Circle NL.
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Whilst crowdfunding platforms carry out their own due diligence procedures before allowing companies onto their platform, investors should be encouraged to manage their own risk.
The approach applied should be specific to the goals, sophistication and net worth of the individual investor.
China has banned initial coin offerings (ICOs) – the red hot method of raising money using cryptocurrency based tokens, according to a report by Reuters.
The action was described as putting on the brakes so regulators could better understand the fast emerging ecosystem to raise money in these tokenized offerings.
The cabinet in The Netherlands announced last week that the next cabinet will have the mission to regulate the crowdfunding industry pushing for more disclosure.
Meanwhile the FCA will be looking to force more disclosure from p2p lending platforms already regulated.
Yieldport is a proud supporter of this Amsterdam based event aiming to bring transparency and spot opportunities in alternative finance.
The UK is paving the way in opening up traditional markets for everyone to participate.
Minibonds in general are more established businesses and mostly required to have an approved prospectus in place by the financial regulator in the country of operation.
FUNDRAISINGS by Honeycomb and the Funding Circle SME Income Fund (FCIF) helped push share issues to record levels in the investment trust sector for
the first half of 2017.
MidOcean Partners, a premier New York-based alternative asset manager, today announced the closing of a $600 million collateralized loan obligation (“CLO”). The transaction was led by Goldman Sachs.
SAVERS are being urged to “wake up and smell the coffee” as inflation hit a 43-month high of 2.7 per cent in April.
Consumer price inflation is at the highest rate since September 2013.
Equity crowdfunding gets green light
Australian businesses will be allowed to equity crowdfund in the future, following the introduction of draft legislation by the Australian government.