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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’.
The boom in alternative finance could lead to a nasty dose of inflation, says Bengt Saelensminde.
You don’t need to have big piles of cash to invest like the Dragons – just get involved in equity crowdfunding. Ed Bowsher explains how.
Crowdfunding isn’t the safest of investments, says Merryn Somerset Webb – but it is worth a look.
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