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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Seedrs, one of the UK’s biggest equity crowdfunders, intends to launch a secondary market in the summer of this year. This would be the early-stage equity crowdfunding sector’s first secondary market.
Alternative finance is leading the way in the high growth market for financial services disruption, according to a new report.
RISING inflation may provide alternative finance firms with an opportunity to entice usually-conservative savers, as the vast majority of financial advisors expect Brits will move some of their cash deposits into other asset classes to prevent their cash value being eroded.
Abundance, one of the biggest “crowd lending” firms in the renewable energy space, is yet to lend a pound in 2017. So what’s happened?