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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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.

The tech industry has a new target

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.

Just how dangerous is it in the new world of crowdfunding?

It’s obviously not for widows and orphans, but the risks aren’t as straightforward as you might think, says David C Stevenson.

Lend to a landlord or fund a wind farm? You can do it all with crowdfunding

With crowdfunding and peer-to-peer (P2P) lending, you can invest in all kinds of projects. Ed Bowsher looks at three promising opportunities.

How to get started in P2P lending

You can reap the rewards and mitigate your risks in the peer-to-peer sector by following three key strategies, says David C Stevenson.

Crowdcube: Earn 8% from a ‘burrito bond’

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.

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