Alternative finance

 'Crowdpower': Inside the peer-to-peer revolution

The world is changing. People are exchanging money, goods and ideas on a vast scale. More than 1.6 billion people are involved. New, powerful networks are changing the way we live, work and think. The MoneyWeek team have spent the last six months investigating the rise of P2P and would like to show you our best ideas of how you can profit from what's going on.
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University spin-offs: how to get onboard the tech firms of tomorrow

Universities are at the heart of advances of science, medicine and technology. But they are also hugely successful incubators of the high-tech companies of the future. Dr Mike Tubbs explains here how the Research Investment newsletter can help investors get onboard the best university spin-offs ahead of the pack. (Capital at risk)

Crowdfunding takes Dragons’ Den into the mainstream

Crowdfunding should see explosive growth over the next few years, says David C Stevenson. But you’ll have to be hard-nosed to pick the winners.

How bitcoin could help the world’s poor get access to decent toilets

The current financial system is preventing half the world’s population from enjoying a decent standard of living. Bitcoin and other alternative currencies could change all that, says Dominic Frisby.

An exciting future for tech stocks

We live in a golden age of unprecedented technological change. Smart investors should get in early, says Jim Mellon.

The P2P lending market is throwing up some exciting opportunities for investors

The peer-to-peer lending market is evolving fast. Ed Bowsher looks at some of the best ways for you to invest.

What will happen to the trendy new lenders as interest rates rise?

P2P loans are really just bonds, which means they could soon be in trouble. David C Stevenson explains why diversification is the key to healthy returns.

Is this the 21st century’s most important invention?

The potential of the block chain – ‘bitcoin’s DNA’ – is immense, says Bengt Saelensminde. It could revolutionise everything from the money we use, to the NHS.

Crowdfunding round-up: Three of the most interesting listings right now

Ed Bowsher looks at three of the most interesting companies currently looking to raise money on crowdfunding websites.

The three best stocks to get onboard with the P2P revolution

It’s early days in the P2P finance revolution, but there are already promising listed businesses to buy, says David C Stevenson.

This technology could soon replace your bank account

New ‘mobile banking’ technology is threatening the lucrative business model of the traditional banks. It’s a change that can’t come too soon, says Bengt Saelensminde.

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