Get into buy-to-let for just £10: New breed of crowdfunding sitesever to be a property investor – but is it wise?

Get into buy-to-let for just £10: New breed of crowdfunding sitesever to be a property investor – but is it wise?

Get into buy-to-let for just £10: New breed of crowdfunding sites make it cheaper than ever to be a property investor – but is it wise? By MARC SHOFFMAN PUBLISHED: 17:40, 28 May 2014 | UPDATED: 16:32, 29 May 2014 Being a buy-to-let investor has meant decent returns over the past two decades but the life of a landlord is not without its stresses – and costs. You have to work hard to find the best areas for rental income and growth,...

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Chamber of Commerce in Crowdfunding partnership

Chamber of Commerce in Crowdfunding partnership

Simon Bain Business Correspondent/Personal Finance Editor Monday 30 June 2014 Glasgow Chamber of Commerce has become the first in the UK to form a partnership with a crowdfunding platform through a joint venture with Glasgow City Council. The tie-up with Funding Circle, the biggest business-focused platform in the peer-to-peer lending arena, will feature direct lending by the chamber to businesses operating in key sectors identified by the...

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Learn how to invest

The Naked Trader Robbie has been trading full-time since 2001. His book The Naked Trader has become one of the biggest-selling finance books, reaching the top 150 books on Amazon. Trades made and published by Robbie’s have amassed profits over £600,000. You can read about his buys and sells daily on Proactive Investors. There is also a useful book list on recommended reading for  all types of different investments on his website. read...

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Odyssey Equity Crowdfunding: The First of Many Cross Border Offerings?

Odyssey Equity Crowdfunding: The First of Many Cross Border Offerings?

As we recently reported in Crowdfund Insider, Odyssey Airlines is the first company ever to offer equity crowdfunding in two different countries simultaneously. This is the second part in a series about this “first” for the crowdfunding world. In the United Kingdom, Odyssey is currently offering £1 million in equity for their company while concurrently in the US – they have offered one million in shares to investors. Odyssey is an airline...

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UK Crowdfunding Association contributor to new Business Finance Guide being launched today

UK Crowdfunding Association contributor to new Business Finance Guide being launched today

The Business Finance Guide will be launched by Rt Hon Dr Vince Cable MP, Secretary of State for Business, Innovation & Skills at the House of Commons on the morning of Thursday 26 June. The Business Finance Guide is a clear, concise and accessible source of information about sources of finance available to businesses, ranging from start-ups, to ‘micro-businesses’, to SMEs and growing mid-sized companies. This unique publication has been...

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