Alternative finance

What's the best alternative finance platform for you?

Alternative finance is the 21st century internet alternative to traditional banks. It includes peer to peer (P2P) lending and crowdfunding. There are plenty of opportunities for smart investors to profit. And while it may carry more risk than some other forms of investing, the potential returns are huge.

There are many different platforms to choose from when deciding where to put your money. Find out which best suits your investment style with our Funding Centre comparison tool.

Innovative Finance Isas available to invest in now

Innovative Finance Isas have been around since April 2016, but are only now becoming widely available. Here, we present a comprehensive list of IFIsas available to invest in now.

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With its Libra cryptocurrency, Facebook wants to disrupt money

Economist Friedrich Hayek argued that corporations should compete with governments to issue currencies. Facebook’s Libra is the start.

IF Isas: look beyond stocks and bonds

You can now put a wide range of alternative investments  in the tax-free wrapper, with the Innovative Finance Isa, (IF Isa). But tread carefully.

Peer-to-peer: cutting out the middleman could cost you

There are a vast array of peer-to-peer lending sites. That’s why you need a company to help research and collate the ones that might suit you.

Stablecoins: crypto without the rollercoaster

Stablecoins aim to counteract cryptocurrencies’ volatility. But if central banks get in on the act, they could finish off cryptocurrencies altogether.

The flaws in the app economy

Innovative start-ups threaten to topple established leaders, but the apps now face being disrupted themselves.

Will blockchain really change the world?

There have been some wild claims made about the potential of blockchain technology, but doubts are starting to set in, says Simon Wilson.

Innovative Finance Isas available to invest in now

Innovative Finance Isas have been around since April 2016, but are only now becoming widely available. Here, we present a comprehensive list of IFIsas available to invest in now.

Blockchain’s next step: security tokens

2019 could be the year the technology behind bitcoin finally realises its potential and goes mainstream in financial markets, says Ben Judge.

The online banking bubble is ready to burst

Too much money is jostling for a space in online banking. That’s a recipe for disaster, says Matthew Lynn.

Adam Smith’s stocking fillers

Christmas 1776 was a real treat for economist Adam Smith’s lucky friends, says Chris Carter.

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