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Mortgages are coming into the mainstream of peer-to-peer (P2P) lending. David C Stevenson explains how to invest.
The latest crowdfunding push from craft brewer Brewdog says a lot about the ease of raising money, says John Stepek. From junk bonds to sovereign debt, there are signs of a huge bubble getting ready to pop.
Small businesses can’t get money from the bank, and their
needs are too large for crowdfunding platforms. Mini-bonds
are the answer for them – but are they good for investors?
P2P lenders were disappointed not to have their products included in the Isa framework in the Budget. But they remain quietly confident their day will come, says Kam Patel.
Peer-to-peer lending generates a lot of hype. David C Stevenson looks at the numbers to see if investors are right to be excited.
Using crowdfunding to buy property to let is tempting, says Merryn Somerset Webb. But it carries an awful lot of risk.
Everywhere you look, the finance sector is undergoing fast-paced change. That’s great news for investors, says Merryn Somerset Webb.
Lots of small businesses are fed up with being paid late. David C Stevenson looks at the innovators that have come to put an end to it.
Will deflation spread to Britain, and could Gordon Brown turn around RBS? Matthew Lynn sets out his six predictions for the year ahead.
The biggest peer-to-peer platform has delivered stellar returns, says David C Stevenson. But big players are not the only profit-spinners out there.
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