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ASSETZ CAPITAL LAUNCHES GREEN ENERGY INCOME ACCOUNT

ASSETZ CAPITAL LAUNCHES GREEN ENERGY INCOME ACCOUNT

CrowdFunding Beat UK, Assetz Capital launches new peer-to-peer product specifically for green loans New account reflects the growing demand for responsible and ethical investment The product has a target return of 7% gross pa, and is the first P2P renewable energy product to also incorporate a provision fund Assetz Capital has launched a new Green Energy Income Account, the first of several specialist investment accounts to be released and allowing lenders to invest in a diversified portfolio of renewable energy projects via the peer-to-peer platform. The account has a target return of 7% gross p/a, and lenders who want to invest into renewable energy projects such…

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Britain’s Biggest Social Crowdfunding Platform

Britain’s Biggest Social Crowdfunding Platform

By David Prosser, In Britain last week, 14.9 per cent of all electricity generated came from renewable energy sources. Meanwhile, India announced the commissioning of the country’s largest ever solar polar plant. And in the US, New York State unveiled a $250m funding package for renewables. All these updates – and there are many more – come courtesy of Trillion Fund, the British crowdfunding platform that specialises in raising money for renewable energy projects – and which has just reached a landmark of its own. The platform’s merger with fellow platform Buzzbnk, which focuses on the social enterprise sector, is set to create the UK’s largest…

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Free crowdfunding event for energy-based ideas in Cornwall

Free crowdfunding event for energy-based ideas in Cornwall

Cornish based energyshare and Crowdfunder have joined forces to introduce the concept of crowdfunding to community energy groups across the UK – starting in Cornwall. Cornish community groups, organisations and businesses with ideas for an energy or environmental project can attend a free crowdfunding workshop in Newquay on Thursday, September 5. The workshop will help them understand more about crowdfunding and how this could help turn their energy ideas into reality. Crowdfunder has already launched thousands of projects all over the UK and raised over £50,000 to crowdfund their ideas. energyfunder will enable people with a great energy idea to ask the crowd closest to them…

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What is the potential in the UK for Crowdfunding Renewables

What is the potential in the UK for Crowdfunding Renewables

In a recent interview, Greg Barker, UK Minister for Energy and Climate Change, described crowdfunding as “an incredibly powerful” funding model with the capacity “to help deliver my ambition for a far more decentralised energy system and achieve the goal of turning the Big Six into the Big 60,000”. It is the latest boost in what’s turning out to be a defining 12 months for crowdfunding in the UK. At the end of 2012 the nascent movement established its own code of practice, and earlier this month a major Parliamentary report into the future of Britain’s banking sector highlighted the benefits crowdfunding provides by offering an alternative to banks and introducing…

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Crowdfunding Scheme Is Proving A Success

Crowdfunding Scheme Is Proving A Success

Some of you may not be aware of what a crowdfunding scheme is. In its simplest form, it involves members of the public and/or businesses lending money to people or businesses seeking investment. There are many such schemes cropping up in the UK with some investors being able to make available as little as £5. One of these schemes is entitled “Brighter Schools” and freely installs solar panels in English schools. The benefit to each school is that their energy bills are lowered. The benefit to investors is that apparently they may obtain a return of anything from 7.2% to 8.3% via the Feed in Tariff…

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road.ccTemple Cycles hits crowdfunding target in days + videoroad.ccBristol bike brand Temple Cycles is looking for crowdfunding to grow its business, allowing it to launch a revamped range of bikes, recruit 15 new members of staff and invest in manufacturing bikes from scra »»»

Cauli Rice reaches 308% of crowdfunding targetThe Investment ObserverThe start-up has already shown considerable promise, winning awards including: The Grocer's “Product Launch of the Year” for Rice, Pasta & Noodles beating market leaders Uncle Ben's and Tilda; »»»

DEALSTREETASIAThe UK experience for Asian fintechs: Engagement through crowdinvestingDEALSTREETASIAFor the last six months, five British fintech ventures raised £6,9M from their current and potential clients via crowdinvesting (equity crowdfunding) platforms. This news were »»»

BBC NewsZTE scraps 'design our smartphone' crowdfunding campaignBBC NewsThe Chinese phone manufacturer ZTE has cancelled a crowd-funding campaign for a smartphone design based on ideas submitted by the public. With just over a day to go, 190 backers had pledged $36 »»»

The IndependentPressure group launches crowdfunding to encourage corporations to stop advertising in 'hate' mediaThe IndependentA pressure group whose aim it is to encourage corporations to stop advertising on media outlets that they say encourage hate speech and e »»»

Gizmodo UKSomeone's Crowdfunding A Dildo Selfie StickGizmodo UKLadies and gentlemen, please welcome to the Hall of Bad Ideas our latest inductee: the Sexfie Stick. Yes, that's right, it's a selfie stick with a dildo on the end, "created to photograph or f »»»

Financial TimesUK start-ups struggle to raise money as private equity deals fallFinancial TimesOne bright spot was the growth of crowdfunding platforms, which are moving from early seed capital to regularly raising £1m plus. Despite an overall decline in crowdfunding deals, »»»

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