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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 the world, including representatives from over 200 of the global… Read More

Crowdfunding London

Crowdfunding London launches with a one-day summit designed to demystify all that this fast-growing financial sector entails, with panel discussions and talks from several of this industry’s major players taking place throughout the day. This isn’t a typical financial seminar – it offers opportunities for individuals with money to invest as well as experienced professionals… Read More

Assetz Capital Celebrates 2 Years of P2P Lending

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Assetz Capital hopes to run £ 1 billion in loans by the end of 2016 and they have a good start in getting their. The peer to peer lender launched in April of 2013 and has funded over £70 million in secured lending and states not a single investor has lost a penny to date…. Read More

Mini-Bonds Start to Payoff: Investors Receive £93,000 in Interest from Chilango and River Cottage

Chilango Mini Bond Successfully Funded

The advent of min-bonds in the UK has been an interesting financial phenomena and nice option for investment crowdfunding platforms.  Investing in mini-bonds allows individuals to receive an annual return with a lower level of risk.  Crowdcube has been the leader in the mini-bond space with high profile, consumer face issues  that typically deliver not… Read More

London’s Restaurant Wrap It Up! Quickly Smashes £400,000 Goal on Crowdcube

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London-based gourmet wraps shop, Wrap It Up!, recently launched an equity crowdfunding campaign on Crowdcube with a goal to raise  £400,000 (with an 6.25 % equity offer) to continue expansion. Since its launch, the project has raised nearly £480,000 from close to 250 investors. Established in 2006, Wrap It Up! is known for selling gourmet wraps that are inspired by food from all… Read More

gamesGRABR First Tech Firm to Receive LCIF via Crowdfunding: Crowdcube Selected to Seal the Deal

Crowdcube LCIF Fund London

gamesGRABR, the social network for gaming, has successfully raised more than £450,000 in its second round of funding on the Crowdcube platform, smashing its initial £250,000 target by over 80% and attracting 221 investors, including the London Co-investment Fund. “We are so proud of this latest round of funding and the attention gamesGRABR has attracted. Our unique approach of… Read More

Kickstarter-Success Fuel3D Announces Scanner SCANIFY Retail Availability

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Fuel3D, a developer of 3D scanning solutions, today announced the full retail availability of SCANIFY, a handheld, point-and-shoot 3D scanner built to enable consumers to 3D scan objects in high-resolution shape and color in under one second. North American consumers can purchase SCANIFY through WYNIT distribution and retail locations such as B&H Photo in New York,… Read More

Crowdcube: We Will Have a Record Breaking Year (Infographic)

Crowdcube on Taxi

Investment crowdfunding platform Crowdcube is predicting a “record breaking” year following the success of Q1 funding.  The first quarter of 2015 saw 36 businesses raising £17.5 million.  During the quarter total investments topped £24 million (some offers are still crowdfunding). Crowdcube touted some of the high profile successes including; JustPark, which raised £3.7, Pocket and… Read More

Innovation for Growth – UK

Venturefest aims to drive the development of new business opportunities by bringing together Innovators who have exciting new ideas, Investors who want to partner and financially support innovators to commercialise their ideas and Entrepreneurs who can turn ideas and money into new and successful businesses. Venturefest will add value to the regional innovation ecosystem, by:… Read More

FCA FinTech Investors Roundtable – London

The Innovation Hub is keen to promote policy and process change that can facilitate innovations that benefit consumers. With than in mind, we are keen to hear about regulatory barriers to innovation from early-stage investors in financial technology (FinTech) firms. To discuss these issues, we are holding a roundtable with early-stage FinTech investors on 13… Read More

Raising Capital on Crowd2Fund, Inntuit Wants to Save the Local Pub with PubCube

Fred Bell the Fleece

Fred Bell wants to reinvigorate the institution of the local pub.  Having owned and operated the Half Moon Inn, under Inntuit Limited, he understands the challenges and wants to help owners regain past glory or just improve their bottom line.  During the last few years the neighborhood Pub has been challenged due to the financial… Read More

Perspective: 5 Challenges to the Progress of Peer-to-Peer Lending 

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  The various forms of peer-to-peer (P2P) financing have emerged as valuable sources of funding for small companies and vehicles for investment among lenders around the world in recent years. In fact, progress in the field of late has been remarkable to say the least and it is radically changing the way small business financing… Read More

Zopa Tops £800 Million in Lending. Has Returned £50 Million in Interest to Investors

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The very first peer to peer lending platform to grace the UK has announced a new milestone. Zopa has announced topping £800 in loans (over $1.16 billion for the yanks) and has returned £50 million in interest to investors.  Over a third of the interest occurred during the last year indicating steady growth. Zopa has… Read More

UK Fundraising Platform JustGiving Goes Live With Crowdfunding Tool

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  JustGiving, a UK-based fundraising platform, has just gone live with its crowdfunding capabilities, offering crowdfunders the chance to be part of the JustGiving community of 12 million, according to a recent press release by the company. Since launching in 2001, JustGiving has enabled over 22 million people across 164 countries to raise more than $3 billion. For 18 months,… Read More

Crowdfunder UK Joins Forces With Richard Branson’s Virgin StartUp to Create New Ways For England Entrepreneurs to Access Business Finance

500 Euros Money

An initial £750,000 of funding from Virgin StartUp will be available for up to 100 businesses that successfully run a campaign on the UK’s No 1 rewards-based crowdfunding platform. As part of the pioneering partnership, those who raise funding through Crowdfunder UK, could be automatically eligible for a Virgin Start-Up loan of up to £25,000. Every successful applicant, will also be… Read More

Ratesetter to Provide P2P Solutions to Creative Industry Finance

Creative Industry Finance

P2P lender Ratesetter has targeted the art sector by partnering with the Creative Industry Finance to fund artistic and cultural enterprises. Explaining that the UK creative sector is worth £71 billion per year to the economy, Ratesetter will now offer P2P finance solutions to the businesses that operate in this sector and become sustainable businesses. Creative… Read More

Sports Crowdfunding Site PledgeSports Raises Equity on Seedrs

PledgeSports

Sports crowdfunding site PledgeSports has raised over €80,000 on equity crowdfunding platform Seedrs and is seeking a total raise of €100,000.  This represents 5% equity in the young company with a pre-money valuation of €1,900,000. The Dublin, Ireland based site will use the new funding will be used for an “ambitious expansion plan”. PledgeSports was founded by Irish… Read More

The Crowdfunding Death Zone – How to Avoid It!

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5 Must-Know Things Before You Launch Your #Crowdfund One glance at this u-shaped graph of 200,000 crowdfunds is enough to tell the story to anyone who’s seen many crowdfunds succeed and fail. It confirms what we know – but shows it’s far starker a picture than even we’d thought. Statistically only one in four campaigns… Read More

P2P Lender RateSetter Offers Self Invested Personal Pension Option

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Peer to peer lender RateSetter is now offering a Self Invested Personal Pension Option (SIPP) in collaboration with London & Colonial and European Pensions Management allowing savers to invest in P2P assets for retirement. “We are delighted that RateSetter is now available via SIPPs. SIPPs were designed with investor control and choice in mind and so… Read More

England’s Oldest Commercial Vineyard Raises Capital on CrowdBnk

Ian Kellett

England’s oldest commercial vineyard, planted in 1952, is using a new form of finance to raise capital.  Hambledon Vineyard, located in Hampshire South Downs, has listed a mini-bond offer on CrowdBnk seeking £2.75 million in new funding.  The “English Fizz Mini Bond” is a 5 year term security paying an 8% annual return.  Investors also… Read More