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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 11, 2017

Analysis of the equity market by Insidetab; real estate tops the chart in funding succes rate (75%) while capital goods holds the title of total amount funded ($105m).

The increasing size of quarterly issuance alongside involvement from a larger group of ratings agencies suggests institutions are more and more bullish on the asset class.

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.

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.