December 2013

How Crowdfunding Can Boost Your Investment Diversity

Remember the adage, “Don’t put all your eggs in one basket”? This old saying certainly holds when making investing decisions; in fact, diversification—both between asset classes and within individual asset classes—ranks among the most powerful tools in your arsenal when it comes to reducing avoidable...

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The start-ups struggling to make a name through crowdfunding

Crowdfunding websites have caught the imagination of millions of web users, providing businesses and creative ventures with a platform to appeal for money. The likes of Kickstarter and Indiegogo are seen as pioneering a new internet funding model that has elements of investment and philanthropy. Less well-known sites - such...

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Almost £1bn raised by alternative finance in 2013

See the report here: http://www.nesta.org.uk/sites/default/files/the_rise_of_future_finance.pdf   Almost £1bn raised by alternative finance in 2013 -          Alternative finance intermediaries show 91 per cent year on year funding growth since 2012 -          Alternative finance market predicted to reach £1.6bn in 2014 -          First UK market data on alternative finance, from crowdfunding, peer-to-peer lending and invoice trading,...

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