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Julia Groves: Pleased with the FCA’s Updated Rules for Loans and Investment-based Crowdfunding

Julia Groves, Partner and Head of Digital at investment platform, Downing LLP and long-time UK Crowdfunding Association Director, issued a statement on updated rules for loan and investment-based crowdfunding revealed by the UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) today. Groves was complimentary of the new rules… Read More

Downing Acquires P2P Lender Funding Empire

Downing LLP has acquired the peer to peer lender Funding Empire, the company behind Downing Crowd’s platform technology. Funding Empire is the trading name for Tally Marketplace Lending Ltd. Downing LLP is an FCA authorized and regulated investment manager which operates the crowdfunding platform, Downing… Read More

Downing Announces £1.6 Billion Electric Vehicle Grid Partnership, Investment to be Offered on Downing Crowd Later in 2018

Downing LLP has announced a funding partnership with Pivot Power to help financing a network of rapid EV charing stations and grid-connected batteries. Described as a “world first,” Downing will provide a key investment in the initial stage of 2GW network charging stations across the UK…. Read More

Downing Crowd Energizes UK Crowdfunding with New P.A. Reserve Power Bond

Investment manager Downing LLP has launched of a new bond on its crowdfunding platform, Downing Crowd, paying 7.6% p.a. interest to investors by lending £10M to projects across the UK’s reserve power market. [clickToTweet tweet=”[email protected] Reserve Power Bond will enable investment of up to £10M in… Read More

Downing Adds Michael Tefula to Ventures Team

UK investment manager, Downing LLP, has appointed Michael Tefula, previously at Oxford Seed Fund and Deloitte, to its specialist Ventures investment team. Downing Ventures invests venture capital into early-stage technology businesses in the UK, prior to supporting these companies through phases of subsequent growth. They also… Read More

Downing Adds New Specialist Energy Investment Manager to Executive Team

London-based investment manager, Downing LLP, has added Sean Moore, previously of Green Investment Bank, to its growth and energy investment team. In his new role, Moore will join the 35-strong investment team at Downing to build deal origination, with an emphasis on both growth and energy… Read More

Goji Selected to Launch IFISA for Landbay, Downing, Peer Funding and UK Bond Network

Specialist provider of P2P and marketplace lending products and services, Goji, has announced that Landbay, bond investment platform UK Bond Network, crowd bond provider Downing, and SME-focused P2P platform Peer Funding have each selected their platform to offer the Innovative Finance ISA (IFISA). Goji said… Read More

Downing Head of Crowdfunding Julia Groves: “FCA Review Is Most Welcome”

Julia Groves, Downing Partner and Head of Crowdfunding, is a respected pioneer and force behind many successful digital businesses and fintech groups. Since founding ba.com for British Airways in 1994, she has instigated disruptive customer-led propositions across online retail, renewable energy and financial services market sectors. She… Read More

Downing Crowd Successfully Raises £1.25 Million for “Hydro Bond”

Downing Crowd has successfully raised £1.25 million to fund its first ever “Hydro Bond” for a newly opened ‘run-of-river’ power station developed by Nightjar Sustainable Power Limited in Argyll, Scotland. Downing Crowd is an offshoot of Downing LLP, an investment manager founded in 1986. Downing… Read More

Downing Launches Crowdfunding Platform Powered by ShareIn

Investment management company Downing has formed a partnership withScotland based ShareIn to launch a crowdfunding platform targeting advised clients. The initiative was inaugurated with a crowdfunded bond offer that was tested with a small number of intermediaries. According to Downing, the offer registered pledges of… Read More

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