Tagged: uk

7th International Banking and Finance Forum – London

IBDE Forums in this series are firmly established as providing most value to our members and industry practitioners, bringing together consistently the most senior industry leaders, regulators and policy-makers. Confirmed speakers, amongst others, include: Sir Win Bischoff, Chairman, Financial Reporting Council, Chairman of JP Morgan Securities plc… Read More

IOSCO 2015

The FCA is delighted to be hosting the 40th Annual Conference of the International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO), taking place on Sunday 14 June 2015 to Thursday 18 June 2015 in London, UK. Network with over 600 senior delegates from the UK and around… Read More

1st Annual Conference on European Alternative Financing & Marketplace Lending – London

IMN is pleased to announce the 1st Annual Conference on European Alternative Financing & Marketplace Lending will take place 28 May, 2015 at One Great George Street, London. Alternative Financing & Marketplace Lending encompasses a range of innovative and diverse financing tools and products evolving as a… Read More

Report: If You Crowdfund Your Company, You Keep More of Your Equity

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According to a report published by Beauhurst, companies that utilize equity crowdfunding end up selling a smaller stake in their company to shareholders. The document compared equity crowdfunding platforms in the UK to their counterpart Angel and VC groups.  The difference between traditional finance and… Read More

London’s Mouldable Glue Company Sugru Launches Crowdcube Campaign To Raise £1M for New Market Expansion

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Ready to bring its products to consumers everywhere, London-based mouldable glue company, Sugru has launched an equity crowdfunding campaign on Crowdcube to raise £1M for complete global expansion. Surge is described as mouldable glue that makes fixing things easy. Simply stick it, shape it and it turns… Read More

GoFundMe & YouCaring Pull the Plug on Former UK Model’s Campaigns After She Began to Offer Topless Photos to Donors

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Seeking to help those who are less unfortunate (and the organizations that support them), former UK glamour model, mother of two,and full-time blogger, Tracy Kiss, launched crowdfunding campaigns on GoFundMe and YouCaring to raise £10,000 for 10 amazing charities before her 28th birthday this October. Unfortunately, Kiss has… Read More

Cherry Picking of P2P Loans? Not So Fast

Black Cherry Peer to peer

As Crowdfund Insider covered recently, the FT wrote up an article that inferred that “Cherry Picking” of peer to peer loans presently posed an issue in allowing a level playing field between retail and institutional investors. Following the article, we had an enlightening conversation with representatives of… Read More

Kickstarter Success Good & Proper Tea Gains Over 140,000 on Crowdcube to Build New Shops

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Turning to the crowd for the second time, Good & Proper Tea recently launched an equity crowdfunding campaign on Crowdcube to raise £140,000 for expansion. The UK startup first appeared on rewards-based platform Kickstarter back in October 2012 and took home £14,682. This amount has helped the company create… Read More

Sport Club in Need of Funding? Crowdfund It.

The Jockey Club Racehorse bond

While banks remain slow to provide new loans for many types of businesses, sporting clubs may be a perfect match for crowdfunding.  The affinity between fans and supporters for their favorite club may provide a very viable avenue for raising capital in times of need. According to… Read More

No ‘Cherry-picking,’ Says The UK’s Peer-to-Peer Finance Association

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2015 may be the year of the great British cherry, according to the UK’s Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, but the trade body overseeing the UK peer-to-peer lending industry is getting ready to introduce a rule against allowing institutions to “cherry-pick” the most desirable loans at the expense… Read More

Tech Fight: inCharge Bolt vs. ChargeDoubler Both Claim “First” in Crowdfunding Battle

Boxing Gloves Fight Box

We all want to be able to charge our smartphones faster so when I saw the crowdfunding campaign for ChargeDoubler I thought this was a pretty cool campaign. The “original accelerator” claims up to 2X charging speeds for your iPhone or Android phone by allowing a… Read More

GrowthFunders Receives FCA Approval for Crowdfunding Platform

FCA Approved

GrowthFunders, part of Growth Capital Ventures, has just received official approval from the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) to operate their investment crowdfunding platform.  GrowthFunders has been operating since March 0f 2014 using a provisionary status in association with Linear Investments. The process took GrowthFunders approximately… Read More

InvestUP’s James Tuckett Opines on CrowdISA’s Potential and Effect for the Crowdfunding Industry: “Long Live the CrowdISA”

James Tuckett

In a release by James Tuckett, Managing Director of investUP, he shares his about the  crowdfunding supermarket, investUP, a potential ISA for the crowdfunding industry and what this could mean for the current state of the crowdfunding market. Below please find his unabridged commentary:  The crowdISA… Read More

Crowdfunding Platform CrowdJustice Launches For “Public Interest” Litigation

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On Friday, new UK crowdfunding platform CrowdJustice officially opened its doors to those seeking funds for their latest legal situations. According to TechCrunch, CrowdJustice was founded by ex-United Nations lawyer, Julia Salasky, and is considered a crowdfunding platform for “public interest” litigation. She explained: “CrowdJustice… Read More

Adzuna Launches £1.5M Crowdcube Campaign: Job Site “Gets Britain Working”

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Adzuna, the UK-based job search engine today launched its £1.5 million crowdfunding campaign on Crowdcube for its mission to “get Britain working.” In just a few hours, the campaign has raised over £659,330 of its £1,500,000 targeted goal for 5.89% equity offered. Nearly 70 investors helped Adzuna hit 43% of its goal…. Read More

LendInvest Celebrates 2nd Anniversary by Topping £300 Million in Loans

Birthday Cake

  It was just 2 years ago that UK based peer to peer lending LendInvest launched in partnership with its sister firm Montello to provide short-term bridge loans.  Today LendInvest claims the title of worlds largest P2P marketplace for mortgages having surpassed £300 million in… Read More

¡Bienvenidos! Kickstarter Opens For Spanish Inventors

Kickstarter Spain

Earlier this week, crowdfunding giant Kickstarter announced that it was ready to open its doors to Spanish inventors that are looking to crowdfund for their projects. The platform revealed in its blog: “We’re so excited to announce that Kickstarter is now open to Spanish makers,… Read More

P2P Lender LandlordInvest Raises Capital on Seedrs

LandlordInvest

Seedrs has carved out a nice little niche in becoming the crowdfunding site of choice for crowdfunding platforms.  Seedrs recently added another funding platform to their growing list; LandLordInvest. Described as the UK’s first “near prime property peer to peer lending” LandlordInvest is hoping to… Read More

Crowd2Fund launches Crowd Exchange to Grow Liquidity in Crowdfunding Market

Crowd2Fund Flexible

Crowd2Fund, a regulated “five model” crowdfunding platform, has announced the launch of the Crowd Exchange, a new site that will a holders of debt or equity in private companies to sell their investments to other individuals online.  Crowd2Fund states the primary objective of the exchange… Read More

Metro Bank Partners with Zopa to Lend Funds: UK Finance Disruptors Join Forces

Zopa Money Trees

Peer-to-peer lending pioneer Zopa today announced a partnership with leading challenger bank, Metro Bank, to lend funds through Zopa’s online marketplace.This innovative deal is the first of its kind in the UK and a clear signal that some parts of the UK banking sector are embracing… Read More