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All Bondwatch Investor Analysis

Time to Think Again About Investing in Invoice Funding

6th June 2016 David Stevenson

Platform Black and Investly decide to put their own capital at risk on their platforms   Talk about P2P or marketplace lending to most adventurous investors and they probably very quickly mention ...

Bond Mason Review

20th May 2016 Iain Niblock

The UK Peer-to-Peer Lending (P2P) market is maturing with a number of new investment instruments on the market offering different methods of investing in P2P. BondMason is one of the first P2P ...

A solar bond with a difference

15th April 2016 David Stevenson

One of the more interesting developments of recent weeks has been the emergence of mainstream asset managers within the alternative finance space. Just this week for instance AltFi reported that Octopus ...

UK Bond Network’s latest offering under the microscope: an analysis

13th February 2016 David Stevenson

We’ve long wondered why the alternative finance bond market has, until now, solely focused on private businesses. Surely there are enough smaller businesses listed on the alternative (AIM) and main ...

Wellesley mini-bond Series 2 – Would investors be better off investing on the platform directly?

22nd January 2016 Rupert Taylor

Wellesley Finance Plc has closed Series 1 of its corporate mini-bond – the Wellesley Mini-Bond – which is one of the largest ever on the UK market, having raised £25m since its launch ...

Picking your pocket? Pocket Land is back for more with a £1.25m-£2.5m Mini-bond

8th December 2015 Rupert Taylor

Crowdcube’s remarkable mini-bond success looks set to continue.  With 40 days left to run, and after only listing last week, they have raised c.£127,000 into another round of a Pocket ...

East London Property Bond Raises £5.4m with a 10% Interest Rate

26th October 2015 David Stevenson

Another week, another mega mini bond issue, this time from property group LMSL. Their East London property bond has raised £5.4m on platform CrowdBnk and the last time we looked this offer has just ...

Brewdog back for More

4th September 2015 Ryan Weeks

The latest opportunity to chuck money at Brewdog looks pretty appealing, but for perhaps the wrong set of reasons.   In May 2015, the “Equity for Punks” campaign returned with a ...

A Caffeine Fuelled Minibond That's Worth a Closer Look

1st July 2015 Sam Griffiths

In this week’s Bondwatch we take a look at Crowdcube’s latest minibond offering, the Grind Bond. Grind is a group of Espresso and Cocktail Bars in London that setup in Shoreditch in 2011. The ...

How should an investor compare a mini-bond with a secured loan?

6th May 2015 Rupert Taylor

When the world of alternative finance was broken down into the relatively simple distinctions of ‘equity crowdfunding’ and ‘peer to peer lending’ there was already a bewildering ...