News Briefing - Crowdfunding, SME And Alternative Finance

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1.UK – Equity

Seedrs selects star prospects.


“Leading crowdfunding platform Seedrs has announced ten companies which are participating in its first accelerator program. The seven-week FMCG (Fast Moving Consumer Goods) accelerator program is designed to provide access to investors, buyers, branding experts and more.”


2. UK – P2P

The Times reports a call for compensation for Lendy investors.

As does Peer2Peer Finance News

Former City minister Lord Myners is keeping the pressure on the Financial Conduct Authority over its decision to authorise now-collapsed peer-to-peer lending platform Lendy.

3. UK – P2P

LendInvest expands.

4. UK – AltFi


Bond Review reports criticism of the LCF administrators.

A brief interim update sent by the administrators of London Capital and Finance reveals that a number of investors have contacted Smith & Williamson in an attempt to secure recordings of phone …


5. US – FinTech


The US Treasury Secretary says that Bitcoin will fade away…