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5 Ways Government Can Help Collaborative Consumption
document Distributed Knowledge

Here are five things governments can do to help facilitate the collaborative consumption movement (moving from the scale of easy-to-implement interventions to interventions that require more...

Benjamin FosselJun 07, 2012 12:40 pm GMT3863 views
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5 Ways Government Can Help Collaborative Consumption
Silicon Europe Government to invest in startups through P2P lending platforms
document Crowdfunding

Online peer-to-peer lending services allow individuals to lend money directly to SMEs using. Companies such as MarketInvoice and Funding Circle have been invited to submit proposals showing how...

Luis Enrique MoralesJun 02, 2012 06:00 am GMT1176 views
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Silicon Europe Government to invest in startups through P2P lending platforms
Replacing crowdsourcing with smartsourcing
document Crowd Creativity, Distributed Knowledge

It's an interesting debate on crowdsourcing vs. smartsourcing. It argues that it depends on the objectives of the activity and the desired result as to whether crowdsourcing should be the way...

Crowdsourcing.orgSep 30, 2010 07:54 pm GMT9754 views
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Replacing crowdsourcing with smartsourcing
Scred: Open accounting and meaningful banking for communities
document Crowdfunding, Distributed Knowledge

Very interesting take on banking services by Scred, for communities (global/virtual), which do away with issues of traditional banking such as bureaucracy, high capital requirement, regulations etc.

Crowdsourcing.orgSep 30, 2010 07:54 pm GMT34669 views
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Scred: Open accounting and meaningful banking for communities
Four Alternatives for Small Business Funding
document Crowdfunding

Peer-to-peer Lending is one of the alternatives for small business to get funding.Many small business buyers are getting money from sites like Prosper and Lending Club.These micro-loan...

Adam FrazerFeb 21, 2012 04:27 am GMT2526 views
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Four Alternatives for Small Business Funding
Five Key Indicators P2P Lending is Reaching a Tipping Point in the U.K.

Recent indications suggest that the peer-to-peer lending industry in the United Kingdom is nearing its tipping point. The sector is servicing a universal need and developing innovative, vibrant business models to compete against each other. But why now? And what’s driving the tip? Here are five key reasons why we might be about to see explosive growth in a disruptive sector.

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Crowdsourcing.orgJun 08, 2012 08:23 pm GMT7283 views
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Savers turn to peer-to-peer lending
article Crowdfunding

The findings come at a time when savers have struggled to make any real money in the low interest rate environment. The situation has worsened in recent months, following the introduction of the...

Benjamin FosselJun 17, 2013 12:11 pm GMT2124 views
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Savers turn to peer-to-peer lending
Crowdfunding: Safety in Numbers!
Crowdfunding

Recent cases of Initial Public Offering’s (IPO’s) of Micro Financial Institutions  (MFI’s) have rewarded investors at the expense of borrowers. Post IPO, interest rates have been driven to exorbitant levels thereby compromising the mission of MFI’s to engage in financial lending to smaller borrowers that have a stated social aim of helping to alleviate poverty being compromised. Is the concept of an IPO for an MFI irreparably damaging to the interests of borrowers and does crowdfunding offer an alternative approach that could allow MFIs to get larger and at the same time protect their clients from high interest rates exposure?

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Kanini MutooniMar 16, 2011 01:19 am GMT6372 views
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My predictions for Peer to Peer lending in 2013: Where will the sector be?
blog Crowdfunding

The year 2012 was an amazing one for Peer to Peer lending. We saw a significant interest from the UK and US governments in using it as a tool to rebuild their economies and helping small business...

myazimiaJan 18, 2013 04:39 am GMT974 views
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My predictions for Peer to Peer lending in 2013: Where will the sector be?
Crowdfunding and peer-to-peer lending: How start-ups learnt to work a crowd
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In both P2P and crowdfunding arenas, however, demand is buoyant. Funding Circle has just doubled to £1?m the size of loans that businesses can apply for, and is busy lending £20?m allocated to it...

Benjamin FosselApr 06, 2013 12:43 pm GMT1731 views
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Crowdfunding and peer-to-peer lending: How start-ups learnt to work a crowd
Google’s Stake in Lending Club a Defining Moment for Crowdfinance

InvestedIn CEO Alon Goren says Google's investment in the crowdfinance platform is a key milestone.

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Crowdsourcing.orgMay 16, 2013 09:05 pm GMT12325 views
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Crowdfunding in the Land of the Rising Sun

There's been a lot of attention on equity crowdfunding regulation in the UK, New Zealand, France, and elsewhere, but one country that's quietly working on its own crowdfunding rules is Japan. Indeed, the cabinet recently approved a bill that paves the way forward for equity crowdfunding to take root. To find out a little more about the existing crowdfunding industry in Japan, we reached out via email to Kaz Ohmae of CrowdBank, a crowdfunding platform, and Crowd Securities Japan.

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Anton RootMar 24, 2014 08:25 pm GMT4294 views
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Crowd Coffee: April 21

In this edition: Chinese official speaks out against crowdfunding; Crowdcube moving into New Zealand; crowdsourcing energy markets ideas; and more.

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Crowdsourcing.orgApr 21, 2014 02:34 pm GMT2787 views
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Crowd Coffee: September 15
Crowdfunding, Distributed Knowledge

In this Monday edition: Australia considering equity crowdfunding rules; Kickstarter launches in Ireland; can we trust disaster relief crowdsourcing efforts; Germany's ban on Uber; and more.

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Crowdsourcing.orgSep 15, 2014 02:37 pm GMT1004 views
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