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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.
The flotation of Lending Club is a milestone for the fast-growing P2P lending sector as it looks to raise its challenge to traditional banking. Kam Patel reports.
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 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.
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.
We live in a golden age of unprecedented technological change. Smart investors should get in early, says Jim Mellon.
The peer-to-peer lending market is evolving fast. Ed Bowsher looks at some of the best ways for you to invest.
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.
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.
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