News Briefing - Crowdfunding, SME And Alternative Finance

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1.UK – P2P

News of an interesting venture between a P2P lender and a commodities outfit.

2. UK – P2P

More from the troubled P2P investment trust sector.

“HONEYCOMB Investment Trust and P2P Global Investments (P2PGI) have ended talks over a £1bn merger due to fears over the combined company’s exposure to troubled fund manager Neil Woodford.”

3. UK – AltFi

A seven year-old scandal as back in the news.  Investors who lost over £100million when the Connaught Income Fund collapsed  have slammed the Financial Conduct Authority for 'whitewashing' an independent review into what went wrong.

4. UK – AltFi

The human touch matters, according to a survey of alternative providers, where digital banks score low on customer satisfaction.

5. US – Equity

Notable start-ups, from Alleywatch.