Tag Archives: UK

Crowd Bonds: Tax Advantaged P2P Lending

Another spin on crowdfunding: “crowd bonds.” Downing Crowd is a crowdfunding peer to peer lending platform that has raised £1.7bn from 35,000 investors seeking to invest in businesses that make a profit and a difference. The borrowers are vetted, the … Continue reading

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UK Campaign To Stop Arms Sales Crowdfunding Court Fees

The British Campaign Against Arms Trade (CAAT)is crowdfunding to pay court ordered fees. Not to be outdone by the United States, the United Kingdom has authorized and shipped £4.6 billion in missiles and bombs to Saudi Arabia for its proxy war … Continue reading

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Women Crowdfunding To Defend Against Harasser

There is a certain danger in the #metoo campaign of women accusing men of sexual assault and/or harassment. Solidarity Not Silence is a group of women in the UK who have accused a famous musician of just that. They are … Continue reading

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UK’s FCA Warns on ICO’s

The United Kingdom’s Financial Conduct Authority has cautioned the investing public that “ICOs [initial coin offerings] are very high-risk, speculative investments.” Taking a less restrictive approach than the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission which calls ICO’s “securities” to be regulated … Continue reading

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Equity Crowdfunding Is A Good Business

The United Kingdom’s equity crowdfunding site Seedrs received a vote of confidence as Woodford Investment Management invested another £4 million bringing its total to £10 million. Helping people raise equity is turning out to be a good business proposition as Seedrs, … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding To Expand Spy Cops Inquiry

Matilda “Tilly” Gifford is crowdfunding a legal challenge of the United Kingdom’s government’s decision to exclude Scotland from the official inquiry of “spy cops.” Over a dozen police officers have been identified as those who adopted the names of dead … Continue reading

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Scots Crowdfunding Drive For Independence Pulled

After losing 21 of the 56 seats it had won in the 2015 general election, the Scottish National Party of the United Kingdom abruptly took down its independence vote crowdfunding website after raising almost half of its £1 million goal. … Continue reading

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First Sharia-Compliant Crowdfunding Portal Approved

Yielders is apparently the first crowdfunding platform that has been approved by the United Kingdom’s Financial Conduct Authority that is in compliance with Sharia law. Some think it is partially as a result of Brexit and the desire of the … Continue reading

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UK Crowdfunding Outperforms Private Equity

United Kingdom research company Beauhurst reports that crowdfunding outperformed private equity in 2016 with investment into non-listed high growth companies in the UK. While venture capitalists previously (publicly) refused to participate in crowdfunded deals, many are now co-investing with the … Continue reading

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Crowdfunder Wants To Educate MPs On Brexit

If you lead a horse to water, can you make it drink? A Brit has crowdfunded the cost of sending the book “Brexit: What the Hell Happens Now?” by Ian Dunt to all members of Parliament. Now that the United … Continue reading

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