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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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.

Introducing Exo: your investment co-pilot

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Exo is a “robo-adviser” investment service that offers personalised portfolio management and the sophisticated tools that go with it, minus the expense.

A new challenge for business banking

Challenger banks have been disrupting personal banking for a while. Now they’ve got their sights set on business accounts.

Open banking is here – but it will cost you your privacy

Open banking brings with it many advantages, says Merryn Somerset Webb. Just be sure your privacy is a price worth paying.

Start-ups bring share dealing to the smartphone

App-based challengers for banking and payments are everywhere, says Ben Judge. Now it could be time for them to upend the investment industry.

Investing in whisky: liquid profits on the blockchain

The whisky industry is steeped in history, but investing in the water of life has been brought up to date with P2P platforms and the blockchain.

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.

IFIsas: a bold way to build your capital

Innovative Finance Isas are the newest kids on the block, offering diverse ways to invest, but be aware that high rewards mean greater risk.

Be cautious when seeking income

Mini-bonds are going out of fashion, says David C Stevenson. But they do still have some redeeming features.

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