In the past year we’ve seen a steady rise in quality mini-bonds, says David C Stevenson, as reputable alternative asset managers move in with asset-backed propositions.
Alternative finance is the 21st century internet alternative to traditional banks. It includes peer to peer (P2P) lending and crowdfunding. There are plenty of opportunities for smart investors to profit. And while it may carry more risk than some other forms of investing, the potential returns are huge.
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We’ve not had a retail bond from an alternative-finance firm, says David C Stevenson. That is, until now.
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The hype about digital currencies is growing – but wise investors should steer clear of this unregulated world of financial scams, says John Carter.
Ben Judge looks at the best apps on the market to help you save for the future.
Online tools can offer an easy way to keep an eye on your money, but security worries remain. New EU rules could change that next year, says Emma Lunn.
Young alternative-investment platform WiseAlpha has come up with a different way of attracting investors. David C Stevenson explains.
Innovative Finance Isas are finally beginning to take off , with several launched since the start of the new tax year. However, the same can’t be said for P2P investments in Sipps. Here’s why.
The fintech revolution has made it easy to copy how others like you are investing. But it’s not always a good idea, says David C Stevenson.
John Stepek looks at how the main asset price charts are faring ahead of the weekend, starting with bitcoin’s recent meteoric rise.
Companies can now raise funds by issuing their own digital currencies. Ben Judge explains how initial coin offerings work.