To Win Long Term, Goldman’s Online Lending Effort Will Need to Win Over Millennials

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By now, you’ve more than likely heard about Goldman Sachs’ plans to launch an online consumer lending unit as early as next year. Yes, Goldman Sachs, the 146-year-old Wall Street giant best known for focusing on the 1%, is making a bet on Main Street with plans… Read More

FSCS Deposit Limit to be Lowered. RateSetter Believes their Provision Fund is Better

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The new FSCS deposit limit will kick in on January 1st, 2016.  The limit for individuals is being lowered from £85,000 to £75,000 to be in line with the European Union Deposit Guarantee Scheme which is designed to “harmonize” the limit across Europe to €100,000.  The… Read More

Update: Girl Scouts of Western Washington Secure Over $300,000 on Indiegogo to Support Transgender Girls

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Less than a week after it launched its #ForEVERYGirl Indiegogo campaign, the Girl Scouts of Western Washington have successfully raised $310,000 thanks to over 6,500 backers. The Girl Scouts of Western Washington launched the initiative after a donor decided to take away the $100,000 they gave due to… Read More

European Crowdfunding Network Publishes Code of Conduct & Charter of Crowdfunder’s Rights

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The European Crowdfunding Network (ECN), recently met in Lisbon, Portugal, where they announced their new Board of Directors.  In conjunction with this meeting, the new board has published an updated Code of Conduct for platforms, alongside a Charter of Crowdfunding Rights users. The two documents… Read More

Plymouth Car Brand Wildcat Seeks £1.5M on Crowdcube For New Off-Road Vehicles

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Ready to expand its line of motorized vehicles, Plymouth-based Wildcat has launched an equity crowdfunding campaign on Crowdcube to raise £1.5 million for its new off-roadsters, the W22 and MV-LSV.  The raise represents a 15% equity stake in this 35 year old company.  There is also a tired reward program… Read More

Overfunding on SyndicateRoom, Fertility Focus Says Exit Could Deliver 10X Return to Investors, According to Company

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The UK company Fertility Focus  and its product Ovusense is said to deliver a 99% accuracy in predicting ovulation.  The company states that 30% of women have ovulatary issues – most of which are difficult to discern.  They also state that over 50% of women are… Read More

Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation Launches Patriot Pledge Crowdfunding Campaign on Crowdrise

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Impacting the lives of military families across the nation, Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation (Fallen Patriots) seeks to bridge the gap in the cost of college education for children who lost a parent in the line of duty. Beginning today, Fallen Patriots is kicking off its… Read More

New Zealand’s Equity Crowdfunding Platform PledgeMe Seeks $250,000 During Second Funding Round

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On Friday, New Zealand’s equity crowdfunding platform PledgeMe announced the launch of its second round of funding. It is currently seeking to raise a minimum of $250,000 so that it can continue its expansion. CEO Anna Guenther stated the crowdfunding platform has seen massive growth since its… Read More

Sister of Alleged Charleston Shooter Creates GoFundMe Campaign For Postponed Wedding & Honeymoon; Cancels After Four Days

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Amber Roof, sister of the alleged Charleston Church shooter, Dylann Roof, recently launched a crowdfunding campaign on GoFundMe to raise $5,000 for her wedding to Michael Tyo along with honeymoon. Last month, Dylann walked into Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church and killed nine people, including the senior pastor, state senator Clementa… Read More

New York City-Exclusive Crowdfunding Platform CityFunders Seeks Investors For Long Island City Rental Project

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This week, New York-exclusive real estate crowdfunding platform, CityFunders, announced it is seeking investors for a new residential project located in Long Island City. The crowdfunding platform was founded by Jerry Swartz, Ayush Kapahi, along with brothers Albert and David Behin and launched last month. The platform is… Read More

FCA Annual Report: “Breaking down those barriers that have prevented firms coming into sectors, like banking, is an essential part of our role”

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The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), has been tasked with a mission to change and adapt to present day financial market realities.  Charged with the very important role of investor protection, and market efficiency, the FCA also maintains a mission to encourage competition.  It is this… Read More


olloclip Returns to Kickstarter With a Mission to Secure $100,000 For iPhone 6 & 6 Plus Photography System

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Just four years after finding success on Kickstarter for its original iPhone quick change camera lens system, ōlloclip, California start-up olloclip has returned to the crowdfunding platform with a brand new photography system for iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. Since its last funding round, ōlloclip is now… Read More

Indiegogo Backers Raise Over $1.4M to Help Greece During Financial Crisis (Infographic)

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Hoping to gather more backers to the cause, Indiegogo revealed how much a campaign supporting Greece has raised since the country missed its €1.6 billion ($1.8 billion) payment due to the International Monetary Fund. The famous crowdfunding platform shared: “The debt crisis in Greece has been all over the news… Read More

Brief: Peer-to-Peer Entrepreneurs’ Organization Appoints Gilberto Crombe As New Global Chairman

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On Wednesday, the Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO), a peer-to-peer community of entrepreneurs, welcomed Gilberto Crombe as its new chairman of the global board of directors for FY2015/2016. Crombe’s tenure as chairman will focus on bringing together EO’s global network while driving the organization’s strategic initiatives—and the leading entrepreneurs it… Read More

UK’s Coinfloor Launches Bitcoin Marketplace

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UK-based Coinfloor is announcing the launch of its broker based bitcoin marketplace. Coinfloor Market offers UK retail investors and consumers the ability to buy bitcoins and gain exposure to digital currency innovation in a secure environment. The announcement follows an event in London, where Coinfloor met… Read More

FinTech Firm Mambu is Selected to Help Power Lending for Ferratum Group

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Cloud banking tech provider Mambu has forged an agreement with the Ferratum Group to power “Ferratum Business”.  This new subsidiary is a designed to provide SME financing and loan service. Mambu’s cloud based, SaaS, will help manage loan application, origination, credit scoring and loan disbursement… Read More

AutoCycle Legislation Entered into House & House. May Help Elio Motors

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Elio Motors is one of the first companies nationwide to use Regulation A+ to “test the waters” and gauge investor interest in backing their company.  Launched on StartEngine, Elio Motors has designed a 3 wheel, enclosed “AutoCycle” but, according to Elio, regulations that apply to… Read More

Peer to Peer Finance Association to Partner with Lendit on UK Event

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The Peer to Peer Finance Association (P2PFA) in the UK has shared they will be partnering with Lendit on their annual conference to be held in London this coming October. Lendit has captured solid acclaim for its US conferences targeting the marketplace lending / peer… Read More

Malaysia is First ASEAN Country with Crowdfunding Laws

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Malaysia has been at the forefront of countries in Asia advocating on behalf of capital access and innovative finance.  Largely championed by the Securities Commission, Malaysia now becomes the first country in the Asean region to have a defined regulatory environment to facilitate investment crowdfunding…. Read More

Outdoor Product Designer FieldCandy Overfunds in Two Weeks on Crowdcube

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Earlier this week, Derbyshire-based FieldCandy recently launched an equity crowdfunding campaign on Crowdcube to raise £200,000 to continue growing its business. FieldCandy is described as an exciting design-led brand of outdoor lifestyle products. The company currently stocked in the UK, USA and Asia in leading retailers such as Harrods, Heal’s,… Read More