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July 26, 2018

While you are deciding on whether to invest in direct lending propositions, Wall Street is rushing in.

July 3, 2018

The application of blockchain technology will only increase its value as it opens-up new markets, reduces costs and increases efficiencies.

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 18, 2018

From auto-invest tools to fully auto-managed portfolio’s.
It is still a long way ahead seeing P2P investing being automated, matching personal risk profiles with investment opportunities available.

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.

June 4, 2018

Ever since the crisis in 2008 we have seen that rapid swings in the markets can come when a lack of liquidity appears. The paradox with liquidity is that it disappears at times when you need it the most. So let’s elaborate on what it is to have liquidity in ones portfolio, What are liquid positions? How do we manage it, and what happens without it. Then we focus on how we manage or make liquid positions when setting up a P2P investment portfolio.

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.

May 16, 2018

When people talk about their own silicon valley or where the magic happens in disruptive technologies, its the Baltics you can’t miss in EU Fintech.

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 20, 2018

Traditional wealth and money managers are failing in their performance and are desperately looking for alternatives. Pension funds who should be taking care of your financial future are performing miserably.

April 17, 2018

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

April 11, 2018

With the EU planning to regulate crowdfunding as an alternative way to finance projects and ventures, startup companies may see deeper funding options, and investment opportunities should widen.

February 1, 2018

With yields on savings being low, the desire to look elsewhere to make yield has never been bigger.

Fear of missing out (FOMO) is pushing investors in to riskier asset classes such as crypto currencies, but it doesn’t seem wise, due to the speculative nature.

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.

August 15, 2017

Growing interest in the asset class from institutional investors for both debt and equity in fintech lending platforms has been a strong feature of recent years.

August 4, 2017

New financial instruments are the creators of financial bubbles. No one really knows how they work and few can value them correctly. This was the case with collateralized debt instruments in the credit crunch of 2007, and it is now the case with Bitcoin and the block chain technology that powers it.

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.