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MacRebur Quickly Raises £590,000 Funding Target on Seedrs to Eliminate Waste & Create Stronger Roadways

MacRebur, a UK-based company that uses waste plastics to create stronger, longer lasting roads, has launched an equity crowdfunding campaign on Seedrs. Originally seeking  £590,000, the company successfully secured its initial funding target and is nearing £680,000. The company was a participant of Voom 2016, a contest that… Read More

Update: Fitch Brew Co. Completes Crowdcube Round After Securing £150,000 Funding Target in 26 Hours

Fitch Brew Co., a UK-based coffee brewery, successfully secured its initial £150,000 equity crowdfunding campaign’s funding target on Crowdcube just 26 hours after launching the initiative. As previously reported, Fitch Brew Co. describes itself as a disruptive cold brew coffee brand that is aiming to change… Read More

Seedrs Announces 2017 Equity Crowdfunding Campaign Predictions

Just a month and a half into the new year, UK-based Seedrs announced its predictions for equity crowdfunding campaigns in 2017. While sharing details about last year’s successes, the Seedrs team stated: “2016 was a record-breaking year for Seedrs with over 134 deals funded and… Read More

Report: Funding Circle Has Topped £2 Billion in Lending

SME lender Funding Circle has reportedly topped £2 billion in lending. The SME marketplace lender is closing in on UK’s largest online lender Zopa that announced in January it had surpassed the £2 billion mark. Of course Funding Circle is an international operation with lending… Read More

Success: Teneno Completes Seedrs Round & Secures Nearly £165,000

Teneno has successfully completed its equity crowdfunding round on Seedrs. The IT networks company not only secured its initial £150,000 funding, it also attracted nearly £165,000. The London-based company revealed it allows SMEs to move away from outdated hardware solutions by banishing the need for those industrial cabinets… Read More

Maven Capital Partners £57.5 Million for the Northern Powerhouse Investment SME Fund

UK-based private equity firm Maven Capital Partners announced on Wednesday it was appointed by the Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund (NPIF) to manage the £57.5 million NPIF Maven Equity Finance fund as part of NPIF’s £400 million of capital available to support growing SMEs.  According to… Read More

Zopa Named Best Personal Loan Provider & Best Alternative Finance Provider at the 2017 British Bank Awards

Zopa, the UK’s very first peer to peer lending platform, announced on Monday it was named Best Personal Loan Provider & Best Alternative Finance Provider at the 2017 British Bank Awards. The online lender revealed in a blog post: “We’re excited to announce we’ve been named… Read More

Update: Oppo Ice Cream Completes Third Seedrs Round & Raises More Than £465,000 in Funding

London-based Oppo Ice Cream has completed its third equity crowdfunding campaign on Seedrs and captured more than £465,000 in funding. The company has created ice cream with fewer calories than an apple. It contains 60% fewer calories than regular ice cream due to ingredients such as… Read More

RateSetter Borrowers Have Paid Back £1 Billion, Investors Have Earned £63 Million

Online lender RateSetter has said it has now collected £1 billion in capital repayments from borrowers since its first loan back in 2010. Overall, RateSetter has originated approximately £1.75 billion in loans while paying out £63 million in interest.  The average interest rate ranged between… Read More

Cauli Rice’s Fourth Camapign Nears £1.3 Million During the Final Hours on Crowdcube

With less than 48 hours until its fourth equity crowdfunding campaign on Crowdcube comes to an end, Cauli Rice (also known as Fullgreen Ltd.) has successfully secured nearly £1.3 million from more than 900 investors. The company launched the initiative earlier this month and quickly surpassed… Read More

POD Point Launches Third Equity Crowdfunding Campaign on Crowdcube

POD Point, a UK based charge point suppliers for electric vehicles that claims to be leading the European market, has launched its third equity crowdfunding campaign on Crowdcube. The company is seeking £1.5 million, which will be part of a larger £9 million fundraise led by… Read More

Prepaid Platform Kwikpay Completes Seedrs Funding Round

Kwikpay, an app for prepaid services, has completed its equity crowdfunding round on Seedrs. The digital platform originally sought to raise £150,000 and successfully secured £168,821. As previously reported, Kwikpay offers an IoS and Android app and also includes services for Xbox. It is also seeking to… Read More

UK Bicycle Brand Temple Cycles Seeks Funds Through Crowdcube to Continue Manufacturing Growth

  Temple Cycles, a UK bicycle brand, has launched an equity crowdfunding campaign on Crowdcube as it prepares to grow its British bicycle manufacturing. The company, which was launched in 2014 by founder and bicycle industry vet Matt Mears, stated it design, produces and sells a… Read More

Landbay Launches Property-Backed ISA

UK peer-to-peer lending platform, Landbay, has officially launched its property-backed ISA investment. This news comes just a little over a month after the lender was granted ISA manager status by HMRC. The Landbay team stated: “The Property‐Backed ISA is the latest in our line of… Read More

OFF3R Index: Strong P2P Lending Growth Continues

OFF3R, an online marketplace for alternative investments, published a report on P2P lending and crowdfunding last week.  OFF3R said that while equity crowdfunding sagged in January – dropping 65% from December – P2P lending remained strong. The Index includes six different equity crowdfunding platforms. OFF3R… Read More

BondMason CEO Stephen Findlay Comments on RBS Move into Online Lending via NatWest

Last week, NatWest – part of the Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) – announced a new online platform designed to simplify the loan making process for UK SMEs.  Borne out of an ‘Innovation Cell’, working with Fintech firm Ezbob Limited,  “Esme” has been developed in… Read More

Crowdcube Celebrates Sixth Year Anniversary By Looking Back At Its Crowdfunding Platform’s Successes (Infographic)

UK-based equity crowdfunding platform Crowdcube celebrated its sixth year anniversary on Friday by looking back at its successes throughout the years. The Crowdcube team revealed that since its launch, the platform has helped over 430 companies secure £200 million. The website revealed its latest infographic… Read More

FCA Grants First Permission to Issue Digital Money to Tramonex

London-based blockchain startup Tramonex as reportedly received the first approval from UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) to issue digital money. The company received the approval on January 25th and may now issue electronic money (e-money) and provide payment services. According to the FCA, Tramonex has… Read More

Lending Works Reopens Window for ISA Contributions

UK-based peer-to-peer lending platform Lending Works announced on Friday it has reopened the window for ISA contributions. The platform claimed it is the first P2PFA member to launch an Innovative Finance ISA (IFISA) last week and filled its first ISA tranche of £2.5 million within 24… Read More

Cheers: UK Coffee Brewery Fitch Brew Co. Hits Crowdcube to Raise Product Launch Funds

Fitch Brew Co., a UK-based coffee brewery, has launched an equity crowdfunding campaign on Crowdcube as it prepares to launch its brand. The company, which was founded byEmily Fitchett in May 2016, describes itself as a disruptive cold brew coffee brand that is aiming to change the… Read More