The latest news from the world of Alternative Finance and FinTech
In the news this week
A new study by London Block Exchange has revealed that millennials are opting to take a “gamble” on Bitcoin instead of choosing traditional investments such as property and stocks. The report says one in three under-35s owns or plans to own a cryptocurrency investment portfolio. If you are a crowdfunding platform offering finance to businesses, then you’ll be pleased to hear that ‘crowdfunding’ was the UK’s most frequently searched term on business funding in 2017.
As this will be our final In the News before the new year, the team at The Marketing Eye would like to wish you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
Study shows millennials are gambling on Bitcoin investment
A British study of investors has revealed that millennials are opting to take a gamble on Bitcoin instead of choosing traditional investments such as property and stocks. (Casinopedia)
‘Crowdfunding’ is the UK’s most searched business funding term in 2017
‘Crowdfunding’ is the UK’s most frequently searched term on business funding in 2017, according to research from an accountancy firm. (GrowthBusiness.co.uk)
MarketInvoice delivers a return of 10 per cent to Investors in 2017
Business finance company MarketInvoice has outperformed fellow peer-to-peer lenders achieving 3-year net returns of 30.2 per cent for investors. Furthermore, in 2017, MarketInvoice generated 10 per cent annualised net return for investors to Q3 2017. (London Loves Business)
Fintech Brexit sectoral analysis report: Four things revealed by government papers
The government has given everyone an early Christmas present, publishing the sectoral analysis papers for more than 50 sectors in relation to Brexit - including fintech. (City A.M.)
Ablrate to launch auto-lending products
Ablrate is gearing up to launch a new range of auto-lending products. The peer-to-peer secured business lender, which typically operates a self-select model, said that it is launching a new auto-matching and auto allocation facility called portfolio loans. These will be split into two types: single company portfolio loans and diversified portfolio loans. (P2P Finance News)
MarketInvoice: 62pc of SME invoices were paid late last year
A whopping 62 per cent of invoices issued by small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the UK last year were paid late, MarketInvoice research has revealed. (P2P Finance News)
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