The financial world has gone a bit topsy turvy of late, the latest statement I’m making about it? That some of these organisations no longer deserve our investment in them.
Do you remember it was just three years ago that the FSA was minded to make VCTS unregulated collective investment schemes? Many of us rode forth to do battle. My contribution was to go and see them in their lair at North Colonnade with a fellow VCT director.
Darren Westlake, co-founder of Crowdcube, explains why equity crowdfunding has reached a tipping point – by looking at the kind of businesses raising funds, the partnerships being developed and the prospect of exits on the horizon.
Shares in Japanese electronics giant Sony have fallen more than eight per cent after it announced plans to raise money in a sale of shares and convertible bonds.
Quantitative easing is a term often combined with buzzwords such as “treasuries”, “bonds”, “inflation” and “lending”, but all boils down to a couple of fairly simple principles.
River Cottage, the restaurant and food business founded by Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall, has raised £36m through mini bonds in just 36 hours, it was announced today.
Crowdcube, the UK's largest equity crowdfunding website, has launched a new mini bond option which is targeted at established businesses seeking £1m of funding.
Peter Harris, finance director of Hotel Chocolat, outlines the ups and downs of raising a private bond.
Credit easing, corporate bonds, it can work. I know. I did it. Here are the rules.
If going to the banks cap in hand to raise funding doesn’t appeal, why not launch your own bond? Rupert Lee-Browne explains why it’s worth the effort.