Ablrate launches new product that makes peer lending safer and easier

August 20th, 2015|

Partnership with the Just Loans Group Plc, gives Ablrate investors instant diversification and a simplified, more secure process of lending
Ablrate, a pioneering peer-to-peer lending platform offering investors access to asset-backed loans against investments has announced a partnership with The Just Loans Group Plc, to provide commercial property-backed investment options on the Ablrate platform and making […]

Andy Murray goes on Crowdfunding spree

August 19th, 2015|

Andy Murray, the tennis star currently ranked number two in the world, has expanded his business empire by making three investments in UK start-up companies.

It has emerged that he has taken a stake in Tossed, the salad bar chain, as well as investing in 3D virtual reality shop company Trillenium, and the Fuel Ventures Fund, […]

Ignore the snobs: Why crowdfunding is bringing diversity back to business

August 11th, 2015|

Venture investors on competitive deals are used to missing out to other funds. It’s part and parcel of the industry. But last month, tech-focused VCs missed out to the crowd, as the first successful exit of a crowdfunded company returned capital to investors in E-Car Club, which sold to Europcar.

E-Car Club raised funding using Crowdcube.com, […]

UK is the destination of choice for the world’s super-rich millionaires

August 10th, 2015|

Most millionaires from around the world want to move to Britain, a survey conducted by wealth analsyts New World Wealth and resettlement advisors Lio Global has revealed.

The survey, which was published this month, showed that 61,000 high-net worth individuals (HNWI) from India migrated to various parts of the world between 2000-2014, most of whom settled […]

More UK property buyers turning to ‘safe’ overseas property options

August 4th, 2015|

UK property buyers are increasingly turning to overseas property investment – although they prefer less risky options, says the boss of a leading international investment agency.

After years of looking to the domestic property market, the allure of international investment has returned, says Ray Withers, Chief Executive of investment specialist, Property Frontiers.

The change has come about […]

The worlds super rich are seeking second citizenship in these eight countries

August 4th, 2015|

The world’s wealthy and super-rich are increasingly on the hunt for second passports as they seek to protect their wealth, optimize their children’s education and move to countries with open border policies and greater economic and political stability.
A report from New World Wealth reveals the top eight countries that have become popular second citizenship destinations […]

Including P2Plending in the new innovative finance ISA will provide boost for millions of Brits

July 26th, 2015|

According to Giles Andrews, CEO and co-founder of Zopa (one the UK’s larges P2P lending platforms), something momentous has happened to the UK peer-to-peer lending industry, as the government finally confirmed its plans to introduce a new type of Isa covering peer-to-peer loans. This boost for the sector comes a decade after his company Zopa pioneered the […]

UK P2P lending sector achieves another record quarter in Q2 2015

July 25th, 2015|

The UK’s P2P lending sector has achieved another record quarter in Q2 2015, lending over GBP 500m to consumers & businesses for the first time in its history. In total, the eight largest UK P2P lending platforms originated £507.4m worth of loans over the three months to the end of June, according to the P2PFA, with cumulative lending for the industry now over GBP 3.1bn.
The […]

Sage partners with MarketInvoice & Funding Circle to expedite P2P finance!

July 25th, 2015|

Sage, a UK business software and services provider, has announced two significant partnerships within the UK’s fast growing alternative finance industry by unlocking finance for SMEs. Lack of finance remains a critical issue for UK companies, with almost 40 per cent stating it holds them back from growing, according to UK Bond Network.

Integrating with one of […]

The UK’s small business owners expect alternative finance demand to surge

June 6th, 2015|

Britain’s alternative finance sector is set to receive an increased amount of attention in the next two years, as 64 per cent of small business owners across the country expect demand to grow.

The most popular form of alternative finance is crowdsourcing, such as crowdfunding and P2P lending.

The findings from lending from Amicus revealed that just eight […]