Funding Circle’s disappointing debut doesn’t mean all alternative lending platforms are overhyped. David C Stevenson highlights three of the sector’s wide range of operators.
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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Companies can now raise funds by issuing their own digital currencies. Ben Judge explains how initial coin offerings work.
A new EU rule means we will soon have a wider choice of smartphone payment apps allowing us to transfer money to friends and contacts.
Bitcoin has hit a record high against the dollar. And it’s not finished yet. Dominic Frisby explains its real potential, and why it’s got a lot further to go.
Taavet Hinrikus, cofounder of P2P money transfer service TransferWise, explains how Brexit could affect the fintech sector – a hugely important industry for Britain.
Many of us haven’t got the time, knowledge or the disposition to pick great funds on a regular basis. The answer could be to look at the fast-growing “robo-advice” sector.
There’s a civil war brewing over the future of bitcoin that could lead to a “fork” – two separate currencies running on separate versions of the underlying software, operating by different rules.
Source, the London-based provider of exchange-traded funds (ETF), has announced what it claims is Europe’s first fintech ETF. Plus, a roundup of Innovative Finance ISAs on the market
A new breed of branchless, smartphone-based challenger bank is hoping to revolutionise banking. Ben Judge looks at what’s on offer.
The innovative finance (IF) Isa was announced two years ago, says Ben Judge. But it’s been slow progress since then.
The founder of payment processor Worldpay has created Clearbank, the UK’s first new clearing bank for almost 200 years.