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Sam Hodges

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Articles by Sam Hodges

Education, Education, Education

10th December 2015

It is often talked about how important education is in the alternative finance and a new study has confirmed that a large number of people still don’t understand the industry.   When I ...

Crowd2Fund Investors to Benefit from Crowdfunding Coin

7th December 2015

Crowd2Fund has never been a stranger when launching new products and last week the platform introduced the first ever crowdfunding coin into the sector.   The ‘Smart Money’ coin ...

LendingCrowd Launch Investor Facing App

1st December 2015

Peer-to-peer lender LendingCrowd has introduced an app to make its investors’ lives easier.   The iOS app will give investors instant access to their investment portfolios and the ability ...

Mapping out the Funds Universe: Part 2

30th November 2015

It’s been a busy week for funds investing in peer to peer lending. Funding Circle have succeeded in launching their first investment trust, raising £150 million for a fund that invests solely ...

IFISA Extends to Include 'Debt Securities'

30th November 2015

The list of qualifying investments for the Innovative Finance ISA has been extended.   Back in July, Chancellor, George Osborne revealed that peer-to-peer loans were to be eligible for investment ...

Report Calls for Government to Boost SME Awareness

24th November 2015

New findings reveal that £20bn could be lost through a lack of SME awareness around alternative finance.   The alternative finance industry is growing at a rapid rate, but vast numbers ...

FSCS vs Platform Contingency Funds

23rd November 2015

As somebody who is investing their money into someone or another person’s business, it is no surprise that you will want some assurances when it comes to protecting the money you are providing. This ...

Mapping out the Funds Universe Part 1

20th November 2015

Over the next couple of weeks in two articles we’re going to shine a light on the fast expanding mini-universe of London stock market listed funds investing in P2P loans and direct loans to small ...

The Investors Pick Their Winners

19th November 2015

AltFi Investor’s annual awards were announced last week, with one specific category aimed at rewarding those alternative finance providers with the best investment products.   RateSetter, ...

Landbay Launches New Initiative

11th November 2015

Landbay has this week announced that they have formed a partnership with The Willoughby Book Club.   Investors on the peer-to-peer lending platform who deposit a minimum of £5,000 before ...

CrowdBnk Extend Application Deadline for LMSL Group

3rd November 2015

The largest fundraise in the history of CrowdBnk has application deadline extended.   The East London Property Bond, from property group LMSL, has had a great reaction since going live on CrowdBnk ...

Investors see P2P Light Thanks to New ISA

21st October 2015

The launch of the Innovative Finance ISA is to attract a new breed of investors into the alternative finance space, according to new findings.   Peer-to-peer business lender ThinCats has conducted ...

Investing Made Easy Thanks to New App

30th September 2015

A new crowdfunding app has been released in the hope that it will transform the way private investors deal in listed companies, through the use of mobile technology.   Teathers Financial Software ...

South Coast Businesses join together to learn about Alternative Finance

25th June 2015

Yesterday saw the first of many Alternative Finance Roadshow events, hosted by AltFi Funding.    The event, which took place at the Portsmouth Harbour Yacht Club, welcomed over 50 small ...