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June 29, 2017

Evalue’s Mark Grimes reveals how disruptive wealth management technology could be key to nudging younger investors into better pension provision.

The last few months saw several fintech companies obtaining licenses to operate as a bank and – ultimately – become a bank. Fintechs are characteristically small, innovative and agile. They not only detest the traditional banking model, their mission is to disrupt it.

May 18, 2017

Not so long ago crowdfunding seemed like a niche concern, but the popularity of Kickstarter and its contemporaries has since propelled the finance model fully into the business mainstream. As more companies and investors embrace it, what will the future hold?

May 17, 2017

Emerging markets specialist Aberdeen has brought in Paul Mehta to lead its diversification into private debt and other alternative forms of fixed income.

Aberdeen Asset Management has appointed Paul Mehta as global had of loans as it continues to expand its exposure to the Alternative Credit market.

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.

May 8, 2017

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.

UK PEER-TO-PEER lending platforms are poised to shift towards hybrid models to stay afloat, a financial services think tank claimed on Monday.

Prestige Fund Management, the specialist asset manager that focuses on lending to small and medium businesses in the UK, has launched a second new share class for a Middle East based, sovereign wealth fund.

May 5, 2017

Yesterday we learnt that leading US marketplace lender Prosper has been misstating investor returns, due to a system error. That error has now been resolved, according to spokesperson Sarah Cain. Bloomberg broke the news, reporting that the issue has been going on for several quarters.

May 3, 2017

THIS is the year that the peer-to-peer lending sector will move into the mainstream and become the main challenger to traditional banks, says the co-founder of property platform Lendy.

May 2, 2017

Alternative finance is leading the way in the high growth market for financial services disruption, according to a new report.

May 1, 2017

But its millennials that are driving the P2P revolution. They’re turning away from banks and property in droves and creating space for fintech disrupters, according to new research by RateSetter Australia.

April 27, 2017

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.

FINTECH investment between the UK and mainland Europe surged to a two-year high in the first quarter of 2017, shrugging off political uncertainty across the region.

April 26, 2017

With banking as a service allowing financial institutions to embrace innovation, we are now witnessing a period of accelerated evolution. With many now making comparisons with the development of mobile as a platform and the emergence of apps, it will transform an industry and bring benefits to developed economies and emerging markets.

April 24, 2017

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?

April 11, 2017

Why do start-ups fail so often? Of course, execution is a big issue – but many start-ups are doomed to fail because of a fundamental issue with their business model.

April 8, 2017

The time has come to add p2p finance investments as part of a well diversified portfolio.

April 1, 2017

Peer-to-peer lending has thrived on both sides of the Atlantic, in an era of low interest rates and solid economic growth. But how will the sector hold up if conditions change?

December 27, 2016

Fintech is emerging as one of the most interesting verticals for startups and investors in Vietnam, and Tima ( a p2p lending platform launched in 2015, just announced a major funding round from an Singaporese investor.

December 19, 2016

How Basel 3 rules WILL impact our lives. The impact these regulatory rules will have on almost everyone in the western world are highly disregarded and most of us don’t know the shitstorm we have in front of us and therefore I will try to explain in a nutshell what will happen in the coming year and especially when the clock hits twelve on the 31st of december 2017.

December 7, 2016

Europe is in fear of an anti-establishment populist wave crashing through all member countries. What started with Brexit is now showing signs in other member countries.

December 2, 2016

So why if there are such high yield offerings, why are investment funds and savings not massively pouring in to this new investment class?