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Here's What You Need To Know About Due Diligence

Here's What You Need To Know About Due Diligence

Posted 5 months ago

Like dissecting a business plan, the process of due diligence - whether it be for an investment through equity crowdfunding, or more traditional methods - is about evaluating the level of risk. As a..

Tagged: sme business risk startup finance equity crowdfunding alternative finance

P2P investing? Don’t put all of your eggs in one basket

P2P investing? Don’t put all of your eggs in one basket

Posted 3 years ago

Sometimes the old ways are the best ways. Analysis from firm 4th Way earlier this week found that the odds of losing money in a severe recession were up to 10 times higher if you lent to just one bo..

Tagged: p2p investing risk management IFISA tax efficiently

Are P2P platforms about to face their toughest test yet?

Posted 3 years ago

On Monday GLI Finance wrote down the value of its investments in eight peer-to-peer (P2P) lending platforms by £12.6 million. The investment company that backs fintech businesses cited “..

Tagged: business finance P2P lending peer to peer lending GLI Finance invest investment Lendy Zopa risk

How to be risk aware and make an informed decision about investing in UK equity crowdfunding

Posted 4 years ago

You are aware of the scenario: before you are two doors; one leads to certain death and one to riches. Before you stand two guides; one can only answer your questions honestly, the other will always..

Tagged: equity crowdfunding equity crowdfunding be risk aware make informed decisions alternative finance investment peer to peer lending p2p lending

UK Treasury Committee Express Concerns over Peer to Peer Lending

Posted 4 years ago

Recently the chairman of the UK Parliament Treasury Committee wrote to the head of the FCA and Andrew Bailey, Deputy Governor of the Bank of England for Prudential Regulation, expressing concerns ov..

Tagged: UK treasury government peer to peer p2p peer-to-peer loans p2p loans investing equity crowdfunding alternative finance fintech risk FCA Andrew Bailey Andrew Tyrie

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