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Crowdfest 2016 – London

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Crowdfest: the largest, best supported UK crowdfunding event – ever!  Organised in partnership with the UK Crowdfunding Association and supported by the major platforms and government, Crowdfest is the industry’s flagship event and will be packed with fresh ideas, opportunities and knowledge. Crowdfest is a multi-streamed event… Read More

Post Brexit: Confidence in UK SMEs UP. Confidence Elsewhere, Not So Much

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IW Capital and crowdfunding specialist Crowdfinders has published commissioned research on investor sentiment post Brexit.  According to their findings, support for SMEs remains strong in the face of uncertainty but confidence towards UK shares, government bonds, and property – has tanked. According to Lloyds Bank,… Read More

Celebrity Athlete Backing: Mindful Chef Receives Funding Support From Andy Murray, Victoria Pendleton & Will Greenwood

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London-based healthy meal delivery service, Mindful Chef, successfully overfunded on Seedrs by 250% with over £1 million raised and announced on Thursday it has added celebrity athletes Andy Murray, Olympian gold medallist Victoria Pendleton and rugby champion Will Greenwood to its growing list of high-profile investors. As previously… Read More

Fully Funded! UK-Based CapitalRise Goes Live with Successful Eaton Square Belgravia Real Estate Crowdfunding Campaign

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CapitalRise, a new property investing platform enabling everyday investors to sidestep middlemen and invest directly in some of the finest real estate, has not only gone live but has fully funded. According to the platform, CapitalRise differs from other platforms in that it offers higher… Read More

Brief: Folk2Folk P2P Lender Opens New National Office to Accommodate Expanding Business

Folk2Folk New Office

Folk2Folk, a regional peer to peer lender, has moved into a new office Launceston to “accommodate their rapidly expanding business”. Founded in 2013, the P2P lender has a number of offices across the South West and is rolling out further branches in towns across the UK…. Read More

Hebridean Food’s Founder on Crowdcube Campaign Launch: “We Took This Route Out of Sheer Frustration With Tradition Funding Mechanisms”

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The Hebridean Food Company, a UK-based fresh soup distributor, has recently launched a Crowdcube initiative with a mission to raise £60,000. The company has its soups and sauces in various stores, including Selfridges, Whole Foods Markets, and Aldi. The company revealed its products are created to be never… Read More

Community Chest Partners with ThinCats for Impact Loans

Peter Brown and Kevin Caley

Specialty lender Community Chest has partnered-up with ThinCats on new “Social Enterprise” loans. These loans are designed to provide access to capital for social enterprises seeking to drive community impact while delivering tax-efficient returns to investors who may recieve up to 30% tax relief on… Read More

Brexit: LendInvest Index Says “Leave” Towns are Best to Invest

LendInvest Brexit Data

LendInvest, an online peer to peer marketplace for commercial real estate loans, has published its quarterly research index deciphering the UK property market. According to their data, the UK Buy-to-Let Market, the top rental markets are areas where voters overwhelmingly voted for Brexit. Reflecting on the… Read More

Activewear Brand Sundried Seeks £125,000 on Crowdcube For Expansion & New Line

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Sundried, a UK men and women’s activewear brand, has recently launched a Crowdcube initiative to raise £125,000 as it prepares to expand and launch its new clothing line. The company, which notably has designers from other famous activewear brands including LuluLemon Athletica and Sweaty Betty, stated it… Read More

Health & Wellness Brand Chris James Mind Body Taps Into Crowdfunding: Seeks Funds on AngelsDen For UK & International Expansion

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Chris James Mind Body, a premiere health and wellness brand, has recently launched an equity crowdfunding campaign on AngelsDen to raise £100,000. The company currently offers products of health supplements and protocols, this includes 12Days, 3R Cleanse, Gorgeous Greens, Brilliant Biotic, Magical Multi, Hello Aloe and… Read More

WePay Crosses the Atlantic and Sets Up Shop in UK

Adam Smith Money UK

WePay, a “payment as a service” platform” has opened up offices in the UK to further expand its reach into the white label payment sector including crowdfunding and other marketplaces.  WePay already provides services to GoFundMe, a very large donations-based platform in the US. The… Read More

Overfunding: See.Sense Tops £500,000 Funding Goal on Crowdcube

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Success! Kickstarter alum and creator of intelligent bike light ICON,  See.Sense, has successfully secured its initial £500,000 funding goal on Crowdcube. The company took to the equity crowdfunding platform earlier this month and quickly raised over £400,000. As previously reported, See.Sense was founded in 2013 by husband and… Read More

Dear Mr. Bailey, “The Peer-to-Peer Lending Sector Has Embraced a Level of Transparency Which is Unrivaled in Financial Services”

Dear Mr Bailey

The UK Peer to Peer Finance Association has released a letter addressed to Andrew Bailey, Chief Executive of the FCA, buttressing their position regarding the recent dialogue with the House of Commons’ Treasury Select Committee. This past June, Andrew Tyrie, MP, Chairman of the Committee,… Read More

LendInvest’s Christian Faes Reflects on Brexit Decision Four Weeks Later & Announces Revised Lending Criteria

Christian Faes & Ian Thomas - LendInvest - March2016

Last week, CEO of LendInvest Christian Faes took to the website’s blog to reflect on the Brexit decision, which was voted on last month in the UK. Following the shocking vote to leave the European Union (EU), the largest peer-to-peer mortgage lender in the UK… Read More

Gillian Roche-Saunders Shares Insight into UK FCA Crowdfunding Regulatory Review

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Gillian Roche-Saunders, is a partner at the law firm of Bates, Wells & Braithwaite in London.  She is a leading regulatory consultant in the Fintech sector having been engaged in alternative finance for the past five years – before the FCA jumped in to officially… Read More

Brexit Fallout? Report Says VC Activity Declined to Lowest Level in Years

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What we do know about the Brexit is that uncertainty equals risk. And additional risk compels investors to become more cautious in their actions. With so many unknowns regarding the ramifications of the Brexit decision, it is going to take some time to sort things… Read More

UK P2PFA Releases Peer to Peer Lending Data for Q2 as Growth Slows

P2PFA Members as of January 2016

The UK Peer to Peer Finance Association (P2PFA) has released its second quarter numbers for 2016. The P2PFA was founded in 2011 as a self-regulatory body for the sector to promote high standards of conduct and consumer protection and represents the largest P2P lenders in… Read More

Plutus Raises $1 Million in Crowdsale of Plutons

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ICYMI London-based start-up Plutus Tap & Pay raised money in a “Crowdsale”.  Plutus is creating a contactless payment system for cryptocurrencies. According to a statement by Plutus; “Over a thousand people rushed to participate to what was probably the shortest 9 day crowdfunding round to… Read More