Finance and fundraising

30 October 2019

The A-Z of secured lending

We are often asked about the meaning of certain terms used in lending transactions. As such, we thought it would be useful to publish a helpful guide to some of the key terms of a secured lending transaction in a handy A-Z format.

Anthony Macpherson

19 March 2014

Crowdfunding: A quick guide to the new restrictions and protections

A set of new consumer protections are due to come into force on 01 April 2014.

New restrictions will apply to two types of crowdfunding- loan-based (lending to individuals or businesses in exchange for interest payment and capital repayment) and investment (equity) based (typically in Company’s in exchange for shares, debt securities or other “non-readily realisable assets”).

26 March 2013

Does every crowd have a silver lining?

You would be forgiven for feeling pretty gloomy about the state of the UK economy and your potential investment opportunities following the Chancellor’s Budget last week.

Roberta Draper

7 November 2012

Crowdfunding - what are the risks?

What is Crowdfunding?

Crowdfunding is the practice of raising capital through numerous small investors. This is predominantly done online and the investment platform may well have no lower or upper   limits. In return the investor will receive either share equity and/or an “exclusive gift” which could be a ticket to a concert or a backstage pass where the investment vehicle is a band. The hosting platform generally takes around 5% commission.

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