The Promise of Peer Finance

The year 2014 is seeing important milestones in peer finance. It appears as though the industry has hit a point of inflection, and the groundwork laid by Lending Club and Prosper offers great potential for scaling this quantum leap in banking efficiency. [More]

MARKETS

Why You Should Pay Attention to Renewable Energy Crowdfunding

By giving people the power to invest in companies that they believe in, crowdfunding has proven to be a disruptor and democratizer of the marketplace. [More]

5 Benefits of Raising Capital Online Through Equity Crowdfunding

Recently, equity crowdfunding’s emergence as an alternative form of finance for private companies seeking to raise capital has been the subject of praise as well as criticism. [More]

The State of the Industry

  • August 07, 2014
  • by Crowdnetic Research Team
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On June 12, Crowdnetic released its PIPR (Private Issuers Publicly Raising) report with a special focus on a state-by-state analysis of private securities publicly raising. [More]

P2P

UK Peer to Peer Lending Passes £2 Billion. Onward & Upward.

In a brief released September 11, AltFi announced that peer-to-peer lending in the UK has surpassed £2 billion and is enjoying an annualized growth of 158% for this year so far. [More]

How Peer-to-Peer Lending Can Rattle Banking Industry

“Bloomberg West” interviews AmeriMerchant CEO, David Goldin and examines the potential of peer-to-peer lending and how alternative finance can disrupt the traditional banking industry, especially in regards to small businesses and consumers. [More]

The Promise of Peer Finance

The year 2014 is seeing important milestones in peer finance. It appears as though the industry has hit a point of inflection, and the groundwork laid by Lending Club and Prosper offers great potential for scaling this quantum leap in banking efficiency. [More]

REAL ESTATE

Real Estate Crowdfunding vs. Traditional Real Estate Investment

Ever find yourself dreaming of being the next Donald Trump and building a huge residential tower? Or better yet, putting up a luxury hotel in Vegas? Well now you can … sort of. [More]

iFunding Launches the First-Ever Real Estate Crowdfunding Mobile App

Today, iFunding announced to investors that they have released the first-ever real estate crowdfunding app. [More]

Real Estate Crowdfunding (Infographic)

Crowdfinanced real estate opens up new strategies to invest in an asset class that has been historically restricted to a select few investors. [More]

REGULATORY

NM Chief Securities Regulator Proposes Crowdfunding Rules

New Mexico may be the next state to implement an intrastate crowdfunding exemption in lieu of waiting for the Securities and Exchange Commission to finalize the rules for Title III of the JOBS Act. [More]

And the Wait Goes On

Over two years after the signing of the JOBS Act, the wait continues for the SEC to implement rules for Title III. [More]

The DISB Proposes Washington D.C. Intrastate Exemption

It appears that the Washington D.C. Department of Insurance, Securities and Banking (DISB) may have little faith in the promise of the SEC Chairman, Mary Jo White, to deliver final Title III crowdfunding rules by the end of the year. [More]

RETIREMENT / TAX PLANNING

Saving Retirement Savings: Prevent fees from eroding your retirement savings

This is a very insightful article on the power of compound investing, especially if your retirement dollars are always growing in value, and your management fees are cheap. [More]

MyRA – A Wealth Generating Tool for the Masses?

During the state of the union address on Tuesday night, President Obama unveiled a new affordable retirement account, ‘MyRA’ aimed at helping more Americans build a nest egg. [More]

Retirement Funds Chasing Crowdfinance

In many ways, it is the "perfect storm" in this new era of investment options. Crowd funding is going main stream. [More]

INTERNATIONAL

Malaysia Takes Steps to Regulate Equity Crowdfunding

Representing the third largest economy in Southeast Asia and the 29th largest in the world, the Securities Commission Malaysia (SC), has been taking steps to harness the potential of equity crowdfunding for capital formation. [More]

Bruegel Publishes Research Report on Equity Crowdfunding

European think tank, Breugel, recently published an extensive report covering the topic of improving the role of equity crowdfunding in the European capital markets. [More]

Equitise is Ready for Australian Equity Crowdfunding

Equitise, an equity crowdfunding platform based in Australia, has begun allowing investors and entrepreneurs to register on its site in preparation for the new regulations anticipated from the government that would allow for investment crowdfunding. [More]