In the news - 04.03.16

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The latest news from the world of Alternative Finance and FinTech

Tottenham Hotspur's investors can now look to score with Asset Match

Online shares marketplace Asset Match has announced that in response to interest from shareholders, it will host a series of share auctions in Premier League high flyers Tottenham Hotspur, starting in March. (City A.M.)

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Borrowing is back in fashion for small businesses

Small businesses are increasingly willing to take on bank debt again after years of turning their backs on lenders, research has found. (The Times Entrepreneur)

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Andy Murray backs five UK crowdfunding start-ups

Andy Murray has made his first investments of 2016 in start-up firms, through crowdfunding platform Seedrs. (BBC News)

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Global SME lender picks fight with P2P lenders

Global small business lender Capify claims peer-to-peer lenders will suffer more than most during a downturn because they lend to risky borrowers for too long, but P2P lenders say the evidence doesn't stack up. (The Sydney Morning Herald, Business Day)

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Archover says lenders to VFS will have capital repaid early

Archover, a secured peer to peer lender, has announced that investors in VFS loans will have all capital repaid early, along with interest payments, as the company has received new financing. (Crowdfund Insider)

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Global regulators to probe fintech threats to financial stability

The Financial Stability Board is to evaluate the potential for systemic risk posed by emerging innovations in financial technology, a move which may mark the beginning of the end to the regulatory advantages enjoyed by fintech firms operating at the fringes of the financial services sector. (Finextra)

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UK’s first ever ‘Council Solar Bond’ from Swindon and P2P platform Abundance creates exciting new ‘win win’ finance model

Swindon Borough Council and leading peer-to-peer investment platform Abundance has launched the UK’s first ever ‘Council Solar Bond’ to fund the Swindon community solar farm.  (Blue & Green Tomorrow)

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FCA eyes foreign ties to boost fintech

The UK’s markets regulator is looking into how it can work with its counterparts in other countries to help fintech firms expand internationally, amid concerns that a lack of regulatory co-ordination may stunt the sector’s long-term growth. (Financial News)

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