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.

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The fortunes to be found in fossils

An auction house in France stoked controversy last month with the sale of a fossilised dinosaur skeleton. Chris Carter reports.

Cryptocollectables: art on the blockchain

Punks, kitties and virtual tulips: the technology underlying cryptocurrencies has created a whole new world of digital art

Britain should woo bitcoin boosters

The City is missing a trick, says Matthew Lynn. London is the natural home for the growing cryptocurrency industry.

Equity crowdfunding: be an angel and back the next Facebook

Ed Bowsher has been using equity-crowdfunding platforms to invest in small businesses and start-ups since 2012. Here’s what he’s learned so far.

Two promising alternative property assets with tasty yields

Peer-to-peer lenders are waking up to the potential of providing finance for social housing. David Stevenson explores two new offerings.

When it comes to investing, you are your own worst enemy

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Exo Investing can help you eliminate the natural behavioural biases that are deeply ingrained in the human brain, and which can cost you dear when making investment decisions.

Become a DIY biotech venture capitalist

A new equity crowdfunding platform wants to become the go-to place for investors in early-stage life science companies.

Three apps to save you money

Apps on your mobile phone can help you salt away cash and manage your finances. But these tools may be less useful than they seem, says Ruth Jackson.

How Exo is using technology to democratise investment

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Robo-adviser Exo merges technology, investing and risk control to make individualised investing accessible for all.

The robot revolution gathers pace

A new wave of robo-advisers has entered the digital wealth-management market, but investors should still demand more choices and lower fees.

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