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Debt


Bank referral scheme to go live early next quarter

23rd September 2016
A start-date to the government’s much-vaunted bank referral scheme has at long last been set.   The ...
P2P Lending |Direct Lending |Marketplace Lending |Invoice Funding |
MW Eaglewood to launch private equity fund
23rd September 2016
Marshall Wace subsidiary MW Eaglewood is launching a private equity version of its marketplace ...
Marketplace Lending |
Zopa readies £138m debut securitisation, receives Aa3 rating
21st September 2016
The first securitisation of Zopa loans is doing the rounds with investors, as Moody’s ...
P2P Lending |Marketplace Lending |
SoFi announces employee benefit programme
19th September 2016
Millennial lending platform SoFi unveils employee benefit solution, already encompasses 600 ...
Marketplace Lending |

Equity


OurCrowd raises $72m, targets $1bn in annual funding by 2020

21st September 2016
Israeli equity crowdfunding giant OurCrowd raises $72m.   Jerusalem-based equity crowdfunder ...
Crowdfunding |
Seedrs publishes portfolio data, posts 14.44 per cent IRR
7th September 2016
Seedrs becomes the first equity crowdfunding platform to publish portfolio level data, revealing ...
Crowdfunding |
BrewDog taps the crowd for $50m to funds its US expansion
19th August 2016
The Scottish craft beer producer is looking across the pond to further expand its growing empire.   BrewDog ...
Crowdfunding |
Onevest beefs up network with new acquisition
29th July 2016
FounderDating snapped up to create largest network for business owners online   The ...
Crowdfunding |

Views


Why the UK P2P industry needs to watch “ecosystems”
Kevin Caley
23rd September 2016
When I read Ryan’s AltFi Global Summit piece this week about the concept of “ecosystems” ...

QE - when the solution becomes a problem...
13th September 2016
Neil Williams, group chief economist at Hermes Investment Management, warns that the global ...

Have online lenders changed their spots?
Ryan Weeks
30th August 2016
It feels as though the world’s largest online lenders have at last begun to emerge from ...

A Blockchain solution for Marketplace Lending, it’s from Sydney
Glenn Hodgeman
30th August 2016
Blockchain continues to generate a huge amount of interest and hype within the global ...

SMEs need protection from online payday lenders
Neil Slonim
25th August 2016
In 2015, online SME lending in Australia was around $250m, up from a zero base two years ...