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P2Bi applies Crowdfunding Model to Asset Based Lending for Small Business
spendmatters.com

P2Bi describes themselves as a crowdfunding model for credit lines to businesses. Krista Morgan, cofounder of P2Bi, was working for an agency in London in 2005, doing digital marketing strategy (…)

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What You Need to Know About Nontraditional Investments
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There are lots of investment options to consider besides the standard stocks and bonds.

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Lending Club boosts size of planned IPO
www.ft.com

Lending Club has boosted the size of its planned initial public offering to $650m as it prepares to launch investor meetings next week and seeks a US stock market listing that is being hailed as a watershed moment (…)

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Small business – not consumer – is driving Alternative Finance
bankinnovation.net

The NESTA study has a wealth of data about UK Alternative Finance, but one fact jumps off the page “It’s about small business, stupid!

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George Soros Plans to Back Peer-to-Peer Lending
www.americanbanker.com

The billionaire investor George Soros is in talks to throw his support behind the peer-to-peer finance industry, which is increasingly leaning on traditional capital sources to lower its costs of funding.

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How Baby Boomers can Leverage Real Estate Crowdfunding
investorintel.com

With the youngest boomer age 50 and most of the generation retiring over the next 16 years, making the right investment decision has become more crucial than ever before, as the risk of making speculative gambles can no longer be entertained.

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Peer-to-peer lending sees triple-digit growth
www.ftadviser.com

The level of peer-to-peer (P2P) business lending has increased by 250 per cent since 2012, according to data from innovation charity Nesta, backed by Cambridge University, PWC and ACCA.

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GLI Finance Bets on Portfolio Strategy with Multiple P2P Platforms
spendmatters.com

I recently caught up with Louise Beaumont, founder of Platform Black and now head of public affairs for GLI Finance (“GLIF”).

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