We find crowdfunding news from around the world and share it with you here. Some content is translated by our rather worldly in-house staff.

UK Government Responds to Enterprise Bill Proposals & Creation of Small Business Commissioner

UK Treasury

The UK Government has published its response to the Enterprise Bill that was created to establish, as a new public body, a Small Business Commissioner.  The new position was described as including the functions of providing general advice and information to small businesses, and considering… Read More

Jack + Bill Provides Pro-Bono Assistance to Pozible Crowdfunding Campaigns

Jack + Bill team photo

Porter Novelli, an Australian based marketing firm, has once again assisted several crowdfunding campaigns raise funding on Pozible. This is the second year the company has partnered with Pozible to aid several projects. Using their “pop-up” public relations creation, jack + bill, the group has… Read More

How can SMEs in the North of the UK Respond to the Hidden Credit Crunch?

Northern Powerhouse United Kingdom

Overdrafts have been small businesses’ go-to source of working capital for years now — a dependable way to cover short-term cash flow issues and ride out periods of instability. But since 2011, the banks have reduced or removed business overdrafts at a rate of £5… Read More

Louise Beaumont of GLI Finance Comments on Autumn Statement

George Osborne Autum Statement

Alongside the Chancellor’s Autumn Statement, there were several associated releases published by the Exchequer’s office.  Louise Beaumont, Head of Public Affairs at GLI Finance and a frequent commenter on policy issues regarding SME’s and the economy, has shared some thoughts regarding specific announcements presented by… Read More

Peer-to-Peer Lender Assetz Capital Set to Launch Innovative Finance ISA Account

Stuart Law

Following today’s Autumn Statement from Chancellor George Osborne, in which he  addressed the government’s success and pinpointing areas for economic improvement, Assetz Capital, one of the UK’s fastest growing peer-to-peer alternative finance platforms, revealed it is set to launch an innovative finance ISA account.  Stuart Law,… Read More

Autumn Statement: “Sound Public Finances & Great Public Services? If You are Bold with Your Reforms You can Have Both”

George Osborne at Podium

Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne gave a rousing speech highlighting the government’s success and pinpointing areas for economic improvement today in his annual trip to Parliament. The Autumn Statement delivered by Osborne can certainly be viewed as a success once you compare the UK economy… Read More

FundedByMe to Incorporate eAktiebok to Aid in Shareholder Management

Mikael Renck, CEO and founder of eAktiebok.

Sweden-based FundedByMe has announced a new partnership with eAktiebok, a company that automates a significant portion of the administrative process of managing new shareholders. “Our main aim is to simplify business for entrepreneurs. The administration involved in running a company can be cumbersome and ownership issues… Read More

Digital Challenger Bank Atom Receives £45 Million Investment from BBVA

Atom Bank New Bank

The  future of banking is almost here and Atom Bank, a digital only platform, has just received a solid £45 million investment from BBVA. The capital injection will give BBVA a 29.5% ownership stake in Atom. According to Atom, this completes the company’s £85 million… Read More

Beehive: UAE Innovation Report

Beehive year of innovation

Beehive, a young peer to peer lending platform, and Thomson Reuters, have partnered on an innovation white paper regarding the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The document, embedded below, is designed to learn how small business approach innovation.  Beehive hosted a roundtable earlier this year that… Read More

FCA to Research Big Data and Retail Insurance Sector

Lloyds of London

The Financial Conduct Authority has launched another “call for inputs” as it digs into the retail insurance industry and the use of data to drive decisions. Interested participants have until January 8th to submit comments with a feedback statement expected in mid-2016.  The FCA notes… Read More

Kapital Boost Receives Recognition as Social Enterprise Startup of the Year

Kapital Boost

Kapital Boost has won the Social Enterprise Startup of the Year award during the inaugural ASEAN Rice Bowl Startup event held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Singapore-based Kapital Boost is the first Islamic peer-to-business (P2B) crowdfunding platform in Asia. Launched in July 2015, Kapital Boost has… Read More

Landbay Forms Partnership with My Home Move

Landbay Secured lending

Fast growing peer to peer lender Landbay has announced a new partnership with My Home Move. Landbay was said to be pleased to have found a conveyancing partner who shares their same vision of using technology to disrupt the incumbent mortgage market. My Home Move… Read More

ThinCats Australia Nears $2 Million in Lending After One Year of Operations

ThinCats Logo

ThinCats Australia has posted an update on their progress and according to the platform after one year of operations the peer to peer lending platform has arranged approximately $2 million in loans. Interest rates have ranged from 11.5% to 14.5% from a group of “diverse”… Read More

GamCrowd & Clarion Invite Entries for Pitch Event for Gaming Industry

ICE Total Gaming Ticket

GamCrowd, a crowdfunding / crowdsourcing platform targeting the gaming industry and partner Clarion have announced they will once again work together on the Pitch ICE event that takes place this coming February. The duo are inviting gaming / gambling startups to enter the competition during… Read More

Five Crucial Things You Get, Apart from the Money, From #Crowdfunding

Tim Wright

We asked for short, snappy, helpful video for Crowdfunding Week 2015 and the shortest, snappiest and most helpful of these (so far anyway) is from management consultant and  Crowdfunding expert Tim Wright of twintangibles. Here’s my summary of what he has to say: Crowdfunding is great… Read More

Research: Equity Crowdfunding Status Report in the UK

AltFi data on Equity Crowdfunding November 2015 Success

Equity crowdfunding and its success will eventually be measured based off the returns generate for the investors. In the US ,equity crowdfunding is still in its infancy with only accredited crowdfunding having gained some minor traction. In the UK, which boasts a more enlightened regulatory… Read More

RateSetter Tops £1 Million in P2P / SIPP Investments

Ceri Williams RateSetter

Peer to peer lending platform RateSetter has topped £1 million in SIPP investments, this is a according to information provided by the company representatives.  RateSetter launched its pension offering this past April and is nearing £1.5 million in assets under management. RateSetter has formed partnerships… Read More

Crowdsourcing Week Raises Capital on Equity Crowdfunding Platform Crowdcube

Epi Ludvik I am distruptive

Crowdsourcing Week (CSW) has launched its initiative to raise additional capital on Crowdcube. The event organizer and consulting group is seeking to raise £80,000 to expand the company’s events and launch new products including integrated e-learning and consulting that will be accessible to a wider global… Read More