In the news - 18.03.16

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The latest news from the world of Alternative Finance and FinTech

Crowdfunding platform SyndicateRoom teams up with London Stock Exchange to allow individual investors to participate in IPOs

Crowdfunding platform SyndicateRoom has revealed a new tie-up with the London Stock Exchange that will allow crowdfunding investors to participate in initial public offerings and placings on the main market of the LSE and AIM. (City A.M.)

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Competitor says peer-to-peer lending heading for meltdown

People lending directly to small businesses through peer-to-peer websites could face heavy losses because the market is “overheating” and heading for meltdown, according to a big lender. (FT)

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Funding Options recommended for Bank Referral Scheme

Funding Options, a one-stop shop for SME finance, has been recommended for designation for the Bank Referral Scheme. Funding Options is a portfolio company of GLI Finance, an AIM listed company that controls multiple alternative finance platforms. (Crowdfund Insider)

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Bankers fear loss of one-quarter of business to fintech firms 

Top banking executives fear that up to a quarter of their business could be at risk from emerging fintech firms, according to research conducted by PwC. (Finextra)

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Brief: Funding Circle SME income fund is lending to business in Europe

The Funding Circle SME Fund was listed on the London Stock Exchange in the fall of 2015 having raised £150 million. (Crowdfund Insider)

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ArchOver closes £2.3 million working capital loan

Peer to peer lender ArchOver has successfully closed a record £2.3 million working capital loan for Duradiamond Healthcare. (Crowdfund Insider)

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