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UK’s Sourced Capital Looks into Benefits of Alternative Property Investment

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The team at UK’s Sourced Capital notes that one of the “best” reasons for investing in property is the “potential” financial returns. However, what if you were not able to commit to “hands-on” investments? Sourced Capital has shared some of the alternative property investments. With… Read More

UK’s ThinCats Appoints Billy Ferguson as New CTO

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UK-based ThinCats, the alternative finance provider to SMEs, has reportedly appointed Billy Ferguson to serve as the firm’s CTO. Ferguson brings considerable professional experience within the IT industry, having previously served in key roles at Aldermore Bank, Allianz Insurance as well as Prudential. Ferguson will… Read More

Assetz Capital Explains that Their Bridging Loans Are Secured Loans so Borrowers Need High-Value Assets to Acquire Them

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The bridging finance sector has changed quite a bit during the past 2 decades. Bridging has gone mainstream and is “constantly growing,” according to an update from Assetz Capital. UK-based Assetz Capital, a marketplace lending platform originating secured loans, notes that in the current  economy, after… Read More

London based Infinity Maritime, an Alternative Finance Digital Platform, Partners Lloyd’s Register to Support Maritime Sustainability

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Infinity Maritime has announced a partnership with Lloyd’s Register in order to enhance maritime sustainability As noted in a release shared with CI: “Following on from the announcement of collaboration with … international ship brokers, Infinity Maritime reflects the maritime ecosystem by announcing its partnership… Read More

Honeycomb Investment Trust, which focuses on Alternative Financing, Might Consider New Approach for Merger with Pollen Street Secured Lending

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The Honeycomb Investment Trust (LON: HONY), which focuses on investing in credit assets originated by non-bank lending platforms, mainly in the UK, might be getting ready to make another offer to Pollen Street Secured Lending (PSSL), according to a public statement. PSSL’s board members had… Read More

Honeycomb Investment Trust, which focuses on Alternative Financing, Seeks £1.5 Billion Merger with Pollen Street Secured Lending

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Honeycomb Investment Trust (LON: HONY), a company specializing in investing in credit assets originated by non-bank lenders and other originators of various lending assets, mainly in the UK, is reportedly considering a potential £1.5 billion merger with Pollen Street Secured Lending (PSSL), in order to… Read More

UK Fintech MarketInvoice Joins NatWest’s Capital Connections Panel

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Business finance company MarketInvoice announced this it has joined a select group of alternative finance firms on NatWest’s Capital Connections panel. MarketInvoice reported that it is the ninth alternative finance provider to join Capital Connections, alongside Funding Circle, Assetz Capital, Start Up Loans, Seedrs, Together, iwoca, Esme… Read More

3rd European Alternative Finance Report: Market Expanded by 41% in 2016, P2P Consumer Lending Leads

Expanding Horizons The 3rd European Alternative Finance Industry Report

The European online alternative finance market grew by 41 per cent to 7.7 billion euros in 2016, according to the 3rd annual European Alternative Finance Industry Benchmarking Report by the Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance. The report entitled “Expanding Horizons” indicates that online alternative finance showed… Read More

AltFin Provider Sancus Poised for Growth, Adds Andrej Bristow to FundingKnight Round Table

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Sancus BMS Group, the alternative finance provider, has confirmed the appointment of Andrej Bristow as Credit Manager to support their specialist P2P property finance business, Funding Knight. As the firm gears up for future growth and increased regulatory focus, Bristol will be responsible for credit… Read More

Growth Street Taps University College London’s Bright Young Minds for AltFin

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The UK altfin company Growth Street, which surpassed £100 million in online lending earlier this month, is now collaborating with University College London School of Management to give students first-hand experience of using business analytics in a fast-moving commercial environment. The students’ work, which concentrates on predicting a business’s… Read More

Alternative Lender Sancus Finance Appoints Victoria Osgood As New Client Manager

Victoria Osgood

Sancus Finance, the specialist alternative finance firm, announced on Thursday it has appointed Victoria Osgood as its new Client Manager. According to the company, Osgood will be responsible for managing a growing portfolio of clients and their range of funding solutions to ensure the smooth… Read More

UK Alternative Lender Growth Street Celebrates 1,000+ Investors and Counting

Greg Carter

Founded in late 2016, UK alternative lender Growth Street has announced that over 1000 investors have signed up to lend to profitable UK small businesses through its platform. Independent P2P rating service 4thWay has ranked Growth Street as one of the lowest-risk platforms in the UK… Read More

AltFin Investment Marketplace Update: Symbiont Links with HK-Based PrivateMarket.io

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Hong Kong-based PrivateMarket.io and Symbiont announced an agreement to build an alternative investment marketplace for closed-end funds using Symbiont’s SmartSecurities software. At this writing, terms were not disclosed. “Symbiont’s SmartSecuritiesTM back-end is production-ready and we look forward to working with Loïc and his team to commercialize… Read More

Growth and Expansion: Crowdo Launches in Singapore, Partners with SGX & Plans ECF Platform

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Crowdo has launched its securities crowdfunding platform today at the Singapore Exchange (SGX) hosted ‘Plugged In’ event during which Crowdo Co-Founder and CEO Leo Shimada gave the keynote address. The event was also the forum for the official announcement of Crowdo’s strategic partnership with the SGX. Crowdo’s… Read More

Details: Belgian Equity and Debt Crowdfunding Law Goes into Effect

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The Belgian Law of 18 December 2016 on crowdfunding entered into full force yesterday.   The crowdfunding law creates a specific status for equity and debt crowdfunding platforms (referred to as “alternative financing platforms”) and prescribes operating requirements for both alternative financing platforms and regulated entities… Read More

LendingCrowd Preps IFISA for Q1 2017, Highlights 2016 Accomplishments

Stuart Lunn CEO and co founder LendingCrowd

LendingCrowd, a UK alternative finance lender to the SME market, is readying to launch an Innovative Finance ISA (IFISA) during Q1 of 2017, said to be one of the first launched in the UK alternative finance sector. The launch follows a record year for LendingCrowd during which it… Read More

Indian AltFin Startup OpenTap Aims to Create Greater Access to Short-Term Loans

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Alternative finance startup OpenTap is aiming to disrupt an environment where many creditworthy borrowers do not have access to short-term personal loans from the traditional financial services sector.  Founded in 2015, OpenTap is based in Chennai, India and seeks to grant access to short-term credit for… Read More

Bizfi Survey Says SMEs Tap Alt Fin & Borrow More than in 2015 to Finance Growth & Jobs

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The Small Business Growth Survey, which surveyed small businesses from around the country, was conducted by Bizfi, a fintech company with a platform that combines aggregation, funding and a marketplace for small businesses. The purpose of this survey was to gain insight into what small businesses… Read More

CAN Capital Welcomes Chris Moloney as New CMO

Chris Moloney

CAN Capital, a market share leader in alternative small business finance, has named Chris Moloney as its new Chief Marketing Officer. Moloney will lead the company’s marketing initiatives, product management and continue to build the CAN Capital brand as an innovator and supporter of small businesses. He will… Read More

Spanish Crowdlending Update: MytripleA & Lendix Receive CNMV Authorization

Sergio Anton

Continuing to establish a fecund atmosphere for alternative financial market growth, Comision Nacional del Mercado de Valores (CNMV), the regulatory body of the Spanish Stock Market,  has given authorization to MytripleA, Crowdcube and Lendix. Last week Crowdcube Spain was  authorized by the CNMV as established in the Law to Promote Business… Read More

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