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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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This is MoneyCrowdfunding site Seedrs backed by Neil Woodford partners with Chinese venture capitalistsThis is MoneySeedrs, the crowdfunding site backed by star fund manager Neil Woodford, has partnered with China's InteBridge Venture Capital to co-host the UK division »»»

Crowdfund InsiderOFF3R Index: Very Strong Growth for UK P2P Lending in 2016Crowdfund InsiderThe European Parliament announced towards the end of 2016 that the Equity Crowdfunding limit for raises on platforms without an investment prospectus would increase from €5million to »»»

Crowdfund InsiderReport: Crowdfunding Delivers More Cash to Business than UK Startup Loan SchemeCrowdfund InsiderThe Crowd Data Center is out with a report stating that seed crowdfunding is more effective in delivering more money to businesses than the UK government's p »»»

Crowdfunding initiative brought Cup hero Arnold to LincolnEurosport.co.ukLincoln City's Nathan Arnold, hero of their third round FA Cup upset win over former holders Ipswich Town, would not even have been at the National League (fifth-tier) club if it was not for a crow »»»

Startups.co.ukCrowdfunding platform to support outstanding female founders goes liveStartups.co.ukFounded by Love Home Swap founder Debbie Wosskow OBE and CEO of Hearst Magazines UK Anna Jones, AllBright Crowd will help investors discover and back UK female-led businesses an »»»

BBC NewsFunerals paid for by crowdfunding are on the riseBBC NewsA spokesman for the UK Crowdfunding Association said: "What we often see is people raising money for those who would otherwise have a pauper's funeral," he said. "It can also happen where th »»»

Scottish Daily RecordScots couple launch crowdfunding campaign to raise cash for homegrown challenger to Big Six energy companiesScottish Daily RecordDavid and Karin say the idea came to them after they became “fed up” with the Big Six – British Gas, EDF Energy, Npower, EON »»»

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