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June 26, 2018

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.

June 19, 2018

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.

June 13, 2018

Great to see Dutch payment provider Adyen setting a new record on the oldest stock exchange in the world.
Floating at 240 Euro, closing at 455 Euro at the closing bell. Valuing the company at 13,5 Bln.

May 25, 2018

There is clearly too much diversity in alternative finance across EU member states, holding us back in being on the forefront of this new asset class.

April 25, 2018

LENDING at the UK’s largest peer-to-peer finance platforms is fast approaching £9bn.

A great milestone and ahead of the curve in finance as usual.

April 17, 2018

The Dutch government will guarantee up to 75 per cent of certain loans originated by Funding Circle NL.

October 19, 2017

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September 13, 2017

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.

September 5, 2017

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.

August 22, 2017

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.

July 31, 2017

As the Tesla 3 just launched, there are more exciting disruptions in the transport industry to take notice of.

July 26, 2017

We are in the midst of psychological shift where the next generation is looking at finance differently.

July 24, 2017

This news from Australia is further evidence that the democratisation of business finance continues to spread throughout all continents of the globe.

July 20, 2017

According to a report released by the Financial Stability Board (FSB) on the burgeoning fintech market, one of the areas that require attention is managing operational risk from third-party service providers.

July 19, 2017

Yieldport is a proud supporter of this Amsterdam based event aiming to bring transparency and spot opportunities in alternative finance.

July 14, 2017

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.

July 13, 2017

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.

July 10, 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.

July 7, 2017

Property is a popular area of specialisation among peer-to-peer platforms, and gives investors access to higher-yielding opportunities. However, there are a few elements to bear in mind when allocating to the segment.

July 4, 2017

CROWD2FUND’S secondary market saw 452 per cent growth quarter-on-quarter in the three months to 31 May 2017, which the platform said equates to hundreds of thousands of pounds of investments being traded each week.

June 30, 2017

A PEER-TO-PEER bond backing tidal power has broken the opening day subscription record on Abundance after raising more than £1m within 24 hours.

May 17, 2017

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.

May 12, 2017

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.