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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.
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.
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