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First crowdfunding fund launches

Everyone from first-time investors to established angel investors will be able to back a carefully selected group of entrepreneurs all aiming to build the next internet giant – diversifying the

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Young money: the pros and cons of spread betting

This works when a spread betting company quotes two prices, the bid and the offer price (also known as the spread). Investors bet whether the price of the underlying stock

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Capital Protection: What does it mean?

One of the benefits of using structured products is the ability to limit downside exposure. This is because most structured products available to UK retail investors include some form of

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You’ve come a long way, baby: women and philanthropy

It was a sassy celebration of female equality in what had been a man’s world. We could resurrect it now to acknowledge the increasing influence and impact of women in

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Buy-to-let yields remain healthy

The greatest yields are still being achieved in Wales at 6.6%, Midlands at 6.5% and North at 6.4%. Two and three bedroom rental properties saw an increase in average monthly

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So much noise about crowdfunding – what is it?

As the co-founder of Seedrs, one of the world’s largest equity crowdfunding platforms and the first to gain regulatory approval anywhere in the world, it has been immensely rewarding to

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Buy-to-let: The ongoing costs

Now I shall continue my shopping list and address the property and tenant costs you need to consider before investing in buy-to-let. Insurance Normal home and buildings insurance is not

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What would war with Syria mean for gold?

Depending on who you believe Syria may determine the outlook for the gold and silver price. But how much of an impact will a war with Syria really have on

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Viewpoint: Syria unsettling markets could boost gold

Gold continued its rise to exceed $1,400/oz in late August. However, we believe that the main drivers of the gold price in July and August were the rise in demand

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Naked Wines launches bond yielding 7%

Naked Wines hopes to raise £3m through its The Naked Fine Wine Bond although the maximum it can raise is £5m. The funds will be invested in independent winemakers over