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Richard Wheat

Founder Director



Richard Wheat is an entrepreneur and founder of MRM, an award-winning communications consultancy. He has spent the past few years working with a number of clients in the alternative finance space. Most notably he has helped the likes of  John Lewis, The Jockey Club and Lancashire County Cricket Club to raise over £100m via successful mini-bond launches.

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Articles by Richard Wheat

FSCS protection would be spark that ignites crowdfunding and p2p lending growth – and finally levels playing field with banks

10th August 2016

MRM's Richard Wheat believes recent proposals by the UK regulator, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), could be catalyst for explosive growth in the alternative finance sector.    Recent ...

Evolving crowdfunding: Three issues the industry is facing up to

21st June 2016

Crowdfunding has exploded in the UK in recent years, with investors tired of rock-bottom interest rates keen to look for alternative places to put their money.   In an era where everything can ...

Will the FCA’s binned banking review sow the seeds of disaster for alternative finance?

26th January 2016

For the second time since the Great Recession, regulation in the UK is in a state of flux. The crash in 2008 saw the old “light touch” approach of the FSA swept away in the post-Northern Rock ...