The UK Alternative Finance Industry Report 2014

Nesta and Cambridge University Report: Understanding Alternative Finance This large scale study examines the growth, trends and dynamics within the UK alternative finance sector, including crowdfunding and P2P lending.

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How does crowdfunding work?

New figures from the Bank of England show it can still be a struggle for small businesses to get money from the banks. This is why many are turning to what is called - crowdfunding - asking people to invest money in businesses or projects. More than...

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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...

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