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Crowdfunding – Is the Fun Really Back in Funding?

If there is one thing in the investment world that is causing a stir at the moment it is crowdfunding. While many companies are still finding the high street banks difficult to persuade, crowdfunding goes from strength to strength. With hopes of landing a share of the next Google or Facebook crowdfunding is fast becoming the hip way to speculate, and despite this being such a risky area of investment it is attracting people to the world of finance far quicker than other, more traditional, markets. What is it? It essentially does exactly what it says on the tin. A crowd of...

Alternative Investments for Beginners

With interest rates at record lows and economic uncertainty still surrounding banks and various other financial institutions, finding alternative investment opportunities is more important than ever. If you are prepared to take some calculated risks with your capital, there are some exciting ways to grow your capital for a more secure financial future. Alternative investments may involve a level of risk, but the rewards can far exceed those currently being offered by mainstream institutions. If you are new to investing, here are some of the more popular alternative investment opportunities currently out there. Peer to Peer Lending If you are worried about...