News Briefing - Crowdfunding, SME And Alternative Finance

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1.UK – SMEs

IFA magazine looks at SME funding amid Brexit uncertainty.

2. UK – FinTech

NESTA and the Tresury are looking to reward good ideas.

Fintechs invited to enter £2m affordable credit challenge | Peer2Peer Finance News

3. UK – AltFi

The Daily Mail revives an old story about an MP who used to have a business connection to the LCF scandal. 

Johnny Mercer was teased on the BBC's Have I Got News For You in April, and has now been appointed a junior minister in Boris Johnson's cabinet.

4. UK – P2P


P2P Finance News reports a “conservative” new P2P lending platform, led by RateSetter's former chief technology officer .

5. US – FinTech


A blockchain inroad into the US real estate market.

$10 million Fund In a new round of funding, CityBlock Capital is making $10 million worth of equity in their NYCQ Fund available to investors. This sale is being facilitated through placement agent, US Capital Global Securities. The NYCQ fund provides global investors with exposure to the New York real estate market. 

6. US – FinTech 

And blockchain is (allegedly) ideal for copyright protection.