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

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]

How Peer Financing Works

  • July 29, 2014
  • by Crowdnetic News Team
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Lendvious, powered by Crowdnetic, has created this informative graphic outlining the process of how peer financing works. [More]

Peer to Peer Lending Goes to Over £1 Billion in 2014

In the UK, the data recently released by the Peer to Peer Finance Association (P2PFA) for the first half of 2014 reveals that peer-lending platforms in the UK are enjoying exponential growth. [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

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]

North Carolina Equity Crowdfunding Bill Waylaid in Legislative Wrangling

Proponents of an intrastate crowdfunding exemption in North Carolina were hopeful that the state would become the next to pass equity retail crowdfunding legislation this summer. [More]

SEC to Review Definition of Accredited Investor

  • July 31, 2014
  • by Crowdnetic News Team
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While non-accredited investors continue to wait for implementation of Title III of the JOBS Act, which would allow them to invest in private securities, the investor base of this market may shrink even further. [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

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]

Equity Crowdfunding in China

  • July 23, 2014
  • by Crowdnetic News Team
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A growing group in China has been pushing to allow equity crowdfunding, and recently they have seen hopeful signs that implementation may be arriving. [More]

Friction Over Social Media, the FCA and Crowdfunding

On April 1, 2014, the Financial Conduct Authority announced that equity crowdfunding and peer lending companies would be subject to its oversight and consumer protection rules. [More]