Alternative finance

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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.

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The trials of turning bitcoin into cash

Making your fortune in bitcoin is all very well. But how do you actually turn it into cash you can spend? Ben Judge explains.

Steer well clear of Kodak’s crypto offerings

Kodak announced a new blockchain strategy last week and saw its share price near-quadruple as a result. But investors should tread carefully.

A risky P2P opportunity for 2018

Last year was a tough one for the peer-to-peer (P2P) finance sector, though investors still received a decent yield. So where should you be looking for 2018? David C Stevenson picks a risky punt.

A helping hand for small businesses

Too many small businesses are finding it hard to gain access to funding, says David Prosser. Alternative finance may have the answer.

The return of gold as real money

Gold is an excellent store of value, but it’s lost its utility as money. But now a London-based fintech startup wants to bring gold into the 21st century. Ben Judge reports.

Micro-finance: do good and turn a profit

Micro-finance is the ultimate example of ethical investing. Here, David C Stevenson looks at one scheme bringing renewable energy to remote parts of Africa.

Credibility of ICOs faces its first big test

Tezos received plenty of hype ahead of its initial coin offering during the summer, says Ben Judge. But for those who bought in, the cryptocurrency has yet to materialise.

Francisco García Paramés: Bitcoin is gambling

Buying bitcoin is just a form of gambling, says Francisco García Paramés, Spain’s best-known fund manager – and he doesn’t see the appeal.

Two P2P lenders with tempting rates

David C Stevenson looks at two P2P lenders who warrant attention from investors in search of a decent yield.

A new rival for bitcoin – and for cash

Cryptocurrency Ripple was created by a California-based start-up of the same name as a way for financial institutions to make cross-border payments quickly and securely.

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