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Finpoint Makes Move to UK, Joins Forces with PwC and Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership


The newly announced partnership between Finpoint, Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership (LEP) and PwC allows for the expansion of Pinpoint’s service into the UK. Finpoint has already been supported by 70 lenders across the UK, including among others Loyds Bank, Metro Bank, Funding Circle, FundingKnight and… Read More

Announced this Past May, Crowd2Fund Opens Up “The Exchange” to Provide Liquidity for Alt Assets

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Investment crowdfunding platform Crowd2Fund has opened up their exchange to allow investors the opportunity to trade in alternative investments like equity that has been crowdfunded.  Crowd2Fund will also match sellers and buyers for assets purchased outside of the Crowd2Fund platform.  Originally announced this past May, Crowd2Fund… Read More

The UK Faces A Once-In-A-Century Chance To Be A Technology Leader, Writes Financial Times Correspondent


Aided by factors such as a record high number of registered businesses in the UK–5.2 million; a national interest in entrepreneurship; and SMEs accounting for just over 60 percent of private sector employment, according to the Department for Business, the UK has the chance to increase its… Read More

Research: New Finance Including P2P Lending & Crowdfunding to Top £10 Billion by 2020

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Financial services technology company Fiserv has published research on the UK alternative finance market that indicates new finance will top £10 billion by 2020. According to the report, UK SMEs will benefit dramatically from the growth of peer to peer lending and crowdfunding over the… Read More

New Crowdfunding Platform Propnology Wants to Change the Future of Property Investing

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Propnology, having recently received  authorisation from the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), has launched a new property investing crowdfunding platform in the UK. According to information provided byPropnology, the new site will “change the future of property investment by removing the barriers to entry, traditionally associated with… Read More

Singapore based List71 Sees Revenue Share Crowdfunding as Filling the SME Funding Gap

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List71, based in Singapore, has put a new spin on the crowdfunding space.  According to the site description, List71 is “beyond debt and equity”.  Investors sign up to receive a portion the company’s revenue for a period of time instead of purchasing direct ownership.  Company… Read More

Are Banks & Online Lenders Deadly Enemies? Not! Says Lloyds Bank Executive

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Online lending platform ArchOver recently chatted up Andy Bishop, Head of Business Development for SME Lending at Lloyds Bank.  For perspective sake, Lloyds Bank has been in business since about 1765 (the Yanks were just a mere colony back then). ArchOver, a lending platform that… Read More

US Leads Global Sharing Economy by Wide Margin According to JustPark

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UK’s largest “sharing economy” company JustPark (over 750,000 registered users) has published some data that targets the nascent sector that has been defined by the likes of AirBnB.  JustPark raised a stellar £3.7 million earlier this year in an equity crowdfunding round. The company has… Read More

MasterChef Finalist Ben Piette Launches Funding Tree Campaign to Relocate Eatery London House

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Ben Piette, a finalist of the hit television show, MasterChef, has launched a funding initiative on Funding Tree to raise £40,000 for his soon-to-be relocated eatery, London House. Piette and his business partner Lornette Valentine created London House from the ground up and currently has eight… Read More

EMOOV Jumps Over £2.2 Million as VCs Increase Investment

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eMoov, crowdfunding on Crowdcube, has jumped to over £2.282 million as two venture capital groups increased their investment in the online estate agent firm.  Both Episode 1 Ventures and Maxfield Capital Partners have added to their original commitments.  Swiss VC firm Startive Ventures has also… Read More

What Does the UK Think of the US Marketplace Lending Sector? They Tell Us Here

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Online lending is undergoing a bit of an introspective period.  The US Department of Treasury published a request for information which posed multiple questions to industry participants and interested observers.  The UK P2PFA took the opportunity to share their point of view from across the… Read More

Larger Than Life & Overfunding On Crowdcube: IoLight’s High-Res Mobile Microscope Displays Images On Phone

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Normally, the larger the bug (or worse, spider) that frisks across my path, the stronger my tendency to cringe. But a little–actually, a lot–closer, and aspects of that skittering speck become almost beautiful: a lace wing, a multifaceted eye. ioLight, maker of a high-resolution portable microscope… Read More

Thomson Reuters Partners with Crowdnetic, Uses Eikon to Track UK Crowdfunding and Alternative Finance Market Data

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Thomson Reuters will begin tracking crowdfunding data on its Eikon desktop, as new research projects explosive growth in the UK’s alternative finance market.  Thomson Reuters partnered with Crowdnetic, a provider of real-time data and research to the global marketplace-lending and crowdfunded-startup industries for the new… Read More

Brief: Landbay Hires Paul Clampin From Paragon Group

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Landbay has announced a new hire in Paul Clampin appointed as Chief Lending Officer. Clampin joins the peer to peer lending platform from Paragon Group and is said to have over 30 years of industry experience. While at Paragon, Clampin was Director of Mortgage Underwriting. Landbay states… Read More

Wagging Tail Approved: BorrowMyDoggy Launches Crowdcube Initiative For Matching Dog Lover Services

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BorrowMyDoggy, a Southwark-based startup that connects dog owners with local dog lovers across the UK and Ireland for walks, sitting and happy holidays, has launched an equity crowdfunding campaign on Crowdcube to raise £575,000 to expand its services. The company, which was founded by dog lover Rikke Rosenlund, shared that through… Read More

Know Your Customer: Veridu Provides User Verification to Real Estate Crowdfunding Platform Durise

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Veridu, a user verification service, has signed on Durise as its newest customer.  Durise is a new real estate crowdfunding platform based in Dubai, that targets opportunities across the Middle East. Durise, enables many individuals to purchase a small percentage of a property thus making… Read More

In The UK, Equity Crowdfunding Platforms Now ‘Crowding Out’ Banks, VCs & Business Angels, New Research Suggests

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Equity crowdfunding platforms are “crowding out” banks, venture capitalists and business angels in the UK, suggests a new paper published by researchers from the University of St Andrews and the University of Stirling. St. Andrews explains that UK startups are “embracing the £146 million Crowdcube economy.” Crowdcube may be… Read More