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Peer to Peer Crowdfunding Continues to Grow

Funding Circle – a UK based Peer 2 Peer crowdlending platform – has announced that it is expanding the type of organisations it will broker loans for. Till now it has accepted only limited companies but this week will see the arrival of non limited companies, some...

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Crowdfunding hope for postgraduate support

StudentFunder aims to become ‘one-stop shop’ for those in need A social enterprise start-up is hoping to help fill the gaps in support for postgraduate education in the UK. The London-based firm StudentFunder is an online “crowdfunding” platform designed to help students who fail to secure scholarships, family backing...

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New Zealand Gets Jump Start on Crowd Funding

Lucky timing, and a policy commitment to promote innovation in capital markets, are about to put New Zealand among the early adopters in legislating for crowd funding and peer-to-peer lending as a source of fund raising. The US did it in the Jumpstart Our Business Startups (JOBS) Act,...

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How to crowdfund an Edinburgh show

With fringe costs rising, many companies are crowdfunding to cover them – three groups reveal what works (and doesn't) I Could've Been Better by Idiot Child – on target "The economics of the Edinburgh fringe are terrifying and our initial joy at being asked to perform our show, I...

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