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Pros Say Crowdfunding About To Crash

Certain finance professionals in the UK believe that crowdfunding lending is “a car crash waiting to happen.” At the Finance Professional Show in London, that lender based his conclusion on the belief that there are too many lenders who don’t … Continue reading

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UK Lawmakers Criticize Crowdfunding

The government of the United Kingdom is giving its investors mixed signals. The Bank of England cuts interest rates hurting savers, while the Financial Conduct Authority licenses peer to peer crowdfunding lenders. Now some Members of Parliament are admonishing the … Continue reading

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Big Banks Really Did Abandon Small Business

So, we weren’t imaging it. The Wall Street Journal reports that the 10 largest banks providing loans of $1 Milllion or more (ie, small business loans) cut their lending by 38% from 2006 to 2014. This has opened the door … Continue reading

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Investment Bankers Neutral on Crowd Funding

BDO USA,  a national accounting firm, perceives that crowd funding would enable companies to postpone doing an IPO by having the ability to raise capital in a (form of) public offering of up to $1 million. However, based on BDO’s … Continue reading

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Uncle Ben’s Recipe

A Forbes blog suggests that the Fed’s QE3 will distort public company valuations and when the bond buying stops, public equities will drop in value. However, small, high growth, crowd funded consumer companies will be valued on their performance, including … Continue reading

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