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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.
Ed Bowsher looks at three of the most interesting companies currently looking to raise money on crowdfunding websites.
It’s early days in the P2P finance revolution, but there are already promising listed businesses to buy, says David C Stevenson.
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.
Mobile banking is set to become the next big thing, says Bengt Saelensminde. And for early investors, it promises to be a very lucrative market.
It’s obviously not for widows and orphans, but the risks aren’t as straightforward as you might think, says David C Stevenson.
With crowdfunding and peer-to-peer (P2P) lending, you can invest in all kinds of projects. Ed Bowsher looks at three promising opportunities.
You can reap the rewards and mitigate your risks in the peer-to-peer sector by following three key strategies, says David C Stevenson.
A chain of Mexican restaurants is hoping to raise £1m by offering ‘burrito bonds’ on the equity crowdfunding platform Crowdcube. Ed Bowsher looks at whether it’s worth buying in.
The banking sector is in dire need of a shake-up, says Matthew Lynn. But that’s not going to come from the ‘challenger banks’.
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