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Crowd2Fund Reports “Exponential” Growth for Q1 2017 Fueled by IFISA

Crowd2Fund is reporting “record breaking” growth for Q1 2017. According to the crowdfunding platform, it has experienced 4700% year over year growth during the first quarter with “millions of pounds” being transacted on a monthly basis. Crowd2Fund reported that “scores” of different businesses received debt… Read More

Chapel Down Reports Annual Results

Chapel Down (NEX:CDGP) has reported its annual operating results for 2016. The publicly listed company that notably raised capital on equity crowdfunding platform Seedrs becoming the first listed company to use crowdfunding. Certain shareholders continue to receive certain perks for maintaining ownership in the company… Read More

On 4 Year Anniversary Assetz Capital Has Lent £240 Million & Expects to Double That in the Next Year

Peer to peer lender Assetz Capital is celebrating four years in operation. The platform reports that during these past years, it has originated £240 million in lands. Assetz Capital plans to double the figure within the next 12 months. “We’ve seen the company go from… Read More

RateSetter Reports: Investors Have Lent More Than £400 Million to Small & Medium Sized UK Businesses

P2P lender RateSetter announced on Thursday its community of investors have lent more than £400 million to small and medium-sized businesses throughout the UK. The online lender revealed on Twitter the exciting milestone news. RateSetter investors have lent more than £400m to businesses across the UK, including… Read More

Success: Core Collective Completes Seedrs Funding Round With Nearly £2.1 Million Raised

London-based pay-as-you-go fitness studio, Core Collective, has successfully completed its funding round on Seedrs with nearly £2.1 million secured. The initiative was originally launched last month, seeking to raise £1,125,000. As previously reported, Core Collective stated it is looking to set a new standard in boutique… Read More

Following Crowdcube Campaign: Meetzoo Is Now Available for iOS Devices Through Apple App Store

Meetzoo, an app that aims to make business meetings more productive, was launched on Wednesday on the Apple App store. The iOS debut comes just a few months after the company secured funds through its equity crowdfunding campaign on Crowdcube. Meetzoo was launched in early… Read More

Challenger Bank Revolut Partners with Trussle to Provide “Hassle Free” Mortgages

Revolut and Tussle have partnered to provide mortgage broking services directly to the Revolut App. The digital only bank will now enable Revolut’s 360,000 plus UK based users to access Trussle’s online mortgage service. Trussle uses technology and human mortgage advisers to help borrowers secure… Read More

Sugru Surpasses £1.1 Million Through Crowdcube & Announces 300 Menards Rollout

With its latest Crowdcube round set to close in less than two weeks, Sugru has successfully secured £1.1 million thanks to 1465 investors. The company launched the initiative last month and is currently seeking £1.5 million. Sugru was co-founded by CEO Jane ni Dhulchaointigh. The… Read More

Landbay Unveils March 2017 UK Rental Index

Last week, UK-based peer-to-peer lending platform Landbay released the March 2017 Rental Index. This report reveals details about the country’s rental market. The lender stated: “Since March 2016, average rents in the UK have risen by 0.9% to £1,191. In England, rents were up 0.87% to £1,222;… Read More

Brief: P2P-Banking Publisher Claus Lehmann Introduces New IFISA Provider Database

Today P2P-Banking launched a new IFISA database which offers investors an easier way to compare IFISA providers offers. UK taxpayers can invest up to 20,000 GBP per year tax-free in ISAs; a person may invest 20,000 GBP this tax year and invest 20,000 GBP in a different ISA next year. The… Read More

Fine Art Investment Platform Maecenas Seeks £400,000 on Seedrs

London-based fine art investment platform, Maecenas, recently launched an equity crowdfunding campaign on Seedrs, seeking 400,000 as it prepares for expansion. The platform describes itself as a marketplace that brings together fine art collectors who are seeking to raise funds and investors looking for exposure… Read More

BBC: Fintech Provides Better Choices & Services, Enter Monzo, Square (Video)

In this brief video entitled “FinTech How technology is changing the world of finance,” BBC Newsnight spotlights some problems facing SMEs when it comes to collecting payments. Fees overwhelm. Payments delayed. Fintech maverick, Crowdcube campaigner and Monzo CEO Tom Blomfield addresses how lack of competition allows brick… Read More

Derby Brewing Co. Officially Launches Crowdcube Campaign: Looks to Raise £500,000 For New Venue & Expansion

  Just a couple weeks after announcing plans to raise funds on Crowdcube, UK-based Derby Brewing Co. officially launched its campaign on the equity crowdfunding platform. The brewery is currently seeking £500,00 as it prepares to expand and open new venues. As previously reported, Derby… Read More

IW Capital Research: UK Investors Mixed on Brexit’s Impact on Their Financial Strategy

IW Capital has published research on UK investor sentiment regarding Brexit and the impact of Article 50. Surveying 1000 investors who have between £10,000 and over £250,000 worth of investments, IW Capital says that a significant number of investors are willing to shoulder greater risk in… Read More

Straight Forward P2P Lending: CEO Stephen Findlay Comments on BondMason’s New SIPP Service

In response to growing demand from investors in search of better investment returns for their pensions, UK P2P service provider BondMason has launched a new Self-Invested Personal Pension (SIPP) service. “P2P Lending is an increasingly attractive asset-class, however SIPP administrators are rightly concerned with the practical difficulties of monitoring… Read More

Wow!: Premium Pay-As-You-Go Fitness Studio Core Collection Surpasses £2 Million on Seedrs

Less than a week after successfully securing its initial £1.1 million Seedrs funding target, London-based premium pay-as-you-go fitness studio Core Collection has surpassed £2 million thanks to nearly 200 investors. The studio stated it is seeking to set a new standard in boutique fitness: “We… Read More

Success: Floom Finishes Crowdcube Round With £520,000 in Funding

Online florist marketplace, Floom, successfully completed its equity crowdfunding campaign on Crowdcube. The platform successfully secured its initial £390,000 funding target last week and finished the round with £520,000 from 343 investors. Floom, which was founded by Lana Elie, is designed to solve the problem… Read More

Nutrifix to Finish Crowdcube Initiative With More Than £200,000 in Funds

Nutrition app developer Nutrifix is set to complete its equity crowdfunding campaign on Crowdcube with more than £200,000 in funds from over 380 investors. The initiative was launched last month and was seeking £150,000. Nutrifix, which was founded by qualified personal training and former semi-professional rugby player, Joel… Read More

Update: Skipping Rocks Lab Completes Crowdcube Campaign After Securing £850,000 in Less Than a Week

Skipping Rocks Lab, the company behind the product, Ooho!, successfully completed its equity crowdfunding campaign on Crowdcube less than a week after its debut. The company reported it raised £850,000 in funds (although the campaign reports that the company only raised£799,990). As previously reported, Skipping Rocks Lab described… Read More

Cycling Apparel Brand Vulpine Returns to Crowdcube to Raise £750,000

Less than two years after securing more than £1 million through its first Crowdcube campaign, cycling clothing brand Vulpine has returned to the equity crowdfunding platform seeking £750,000. As previously reported, Vulpine was founded in 2012 by cyclist, Nick Hussey. The company stated it is hoping… Read More