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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

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

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

Brief: Zopa to Lend £60 Million this Month Topping Previous Record

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Peer to peer lending platform Zopa has just updated Crowdfund Insider about their platform growth. According to Zopa, September is shaping up to be a stellar month. The P2P lender expects to top £60 million in loan originations beating all prior months.  Zopa is the first… Read More

RateSetter Declares Profit. Next Step, Take on Mainstream Finance

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RateSetter has turned a profit for the second year in a row. The peer to peer lending platform states it is the “only major player in the sector to be profitable”.  According to the company, 2014-2015 results show a profit of £618,000.  Revenues more than… Read More

P2P Lender Landbay Takes Bank of England Stress Test & Shares Solid Results

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Landbay, a peer to peer lender in the mortgage sector, has voluntarily taken the Bank of England stress test, provided by MIAC Acadametrics, and the results are said to be quite  positive. Landbay states it is the first direct lending platform to go through the… Read More

CrowdRating Launches in UK to Separate “Wheatfromchaff” in Equity Crowdfunding

Modwenna Rees-Mogg

CrowdRating, a new platform servicing the equity crowdfunding industry in the UK, has launched operations to provide potential investors with an advisory service for listings on crowdfunding sites. The new platform, founded by Modwenna Rees-Mogg and Alex Heath, went live this week with 30 different reports…. Read More

InvestDen Update: Forms New Partnership with KPMG to Support for UK SMEs

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Launched in June, InvestDen, an innovative equity and debt crowdfunding platform operating in the UK, and KPMG, one of the leading global professional services firms, today announced their new alliance to support UK business, particularly KPMG’s support for UK SMEs. “This alliance is important because it provides companies raising… Read More

CrossLend P2P Lending Launches in Germany, Spain & UK

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CrossLend, a young peer to peer lending platform, has launched its direct lending platform in Germany, Spain and the UK.  Originally reported in Lending School, CrossLend was founded by Oliver Schimek, Marie Louise Seelig and Daniel Schlotter last year. The new platform will offer services… Read More

Fundrise Goes Global: Australia, UK, Canada Now May Invest

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  Real estate crowdfunding platform Fundrise is going global.  While not surprising, Fundrise has taken a dramatic step in leveraging existing technology and investment opportunity to provide investor access in Australia, Canada and the United Kingdom. Fundrise is one of the leading online real estate… Read More