Property owners flock to sell online

Property owners flock to sell online

While traditional high-street agents still dominate the property industry, online agents are estimated to have doubled their market share over the past two years to over 5%. There’s strong momentum propelling the online property industry forward – TV property queen Sarah Beeny expects as many as 50% of all homes to be sold online by […]

The Advantages of Investing Through Crowdfunding

The Advantages of Investing Through Crowdfunding

Crowdfunding still labours under the reputation that it isn’t quite as serious as other ways to invest, retaining the legacy of high-profile platforms like Kickstarter, which are really more about donating than investing. That reputation is slowly changing however, as more investors catch onto crowdfunding’s enormous potential for good returns. This new way to invest […]

How to Spot Potential in a Business Opportunity

How to Spot Potential in a Business Opportunity

At Crowd for Angels we carefully vet every company that appears on our platform – indeed, only 7 out of every 100 businesses to apply to pitch for funding via Crowd for Angels have been given the sign off by us. We want every pitch you see on our platform to have serious potential as […]

Invest Money, Don't Donate It - Why We Support Regulation in Crowdfunding

Invest Money, Don’t Donate It – Why We Support Regulation in Crowdfunding

By Andrew Adcock Crowdfunding still has a poor reputation among many serious investors. I don’t think that’s necessarily something for which investors should be faulted. Frankly, I think that crowdfunding ought to do much more to make it clear that it is a serious and viable alternative way of investing, which can accord with the […]

£500 to Invest? Here’s How to Target Big Returns

£500 to Invest? Here’s How to Target Big Returns

With interest rates remaining at historic lows and struggling to keep up with inflation many investors are moving away from savings accounts and starting to invest for themselves. But if you don’t have an enormous amount of capital to begin with, it can be hard to see how to get started – building a strong […]

Introducing an Advanced Cloud Security Solution: Shareoptic

Introducing an Advanced Cloud Security Solution: Shareoptic

Not a week seems to go by without news of another major cyber attack on UK businesses. After a number of high profile attacks on companies such as Tesco Bank and the Post Office in 2016, already in 2017 Lloyds Bank has been subject to a 48 hour denial of service attack, with cyber villains […]

Enjoy EIS and an Instant Exit with Integumen

Enjoy EIS and an Instant Exit with Integumen

Since being launched in 1994 the Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS) has been successful in attracting investment into young and ambitious unquoted companies looking for funds to grow their operations. As a method of persuasion, EIS offers a range of generous tax benefits, including income tax relief, loss relief and exemption from capital gains tax.  However, […]

Age-Old Advice for the First Time Investor

Age-Old Advice for the First Time Investor

Taking the plunge as an investor is intimidating for everyone. It’s not just all the jargon that gets thrown at you, or trying to figure out the arcane technical details of investing – it’s the idea that you’re competing against top fund managers, who have access to more information and more sophisticated analysis than you. […]

Opportunity and When to Grab it: Lessons from the Best

Opportunity and When to Grab it: Lessons from the Best

As angel investors or entrepreneurs, taking advantage of opportunities is essential to the job. But it’s easy to give advice like “seize your opportunities” – it’s harder to see how to actually use that advice in any practical way. It’s only when we see what making the most of opportunities actually means in practice that […]

The Death of the High Street Estate Agent

The Death of the High Street Estate Agent

Music, retail and publishing are just a few examples of industries which have been transformed by the internet over the past two decades. While in 1997 the typical music lover might have gone into HMV or Woolworths to pick up the latest hits on a CD, today’s consumer is more likely to head to Spotify […]