Alexander Pope may have been talking about literary criticism rather than inexperienced investors, when he wrote the line ‘Fools rush in where angels fear to tread’ way back in the 1700s – but, at Crowd for Angels, we think it applies pretty brilliantly to one of the key mistakes naïve investors make. You see, there […]
Think of ‘alternative finance’ and the offbeat, yet well-trodden routes to maintaining long-held wealth might spring to mind – like storing cases of vintage wine in the basement, waiting for their value to rise. Alternatively, you might think of revolutionary new ways of trading, like BitCoin, which has caused an unexpected disruption in the financial […]
The right words hold the power to move mountains – or, at least, to persuade others to move mountains for you. And this is never more true than when you’re pitching for investment. A strong pitch which succinctly and effectively communicates why your business is such a compelling opportunity can be the difference between securing […]
Crowd for Angels, one of the UK’s leading crowdfunding companies, is pleased to announce that it has selected Paysafe as its payment processing provider.
Crowd for Angels, one of the UK’s leading crowdfunding companies, is pleased to announce it is now a member of the UK Business Angels Association (UKBAA). The UK Business Angels Association (UKBAA) is the national trade association representing angel and early stage investment. The UKBAA aims to: Represent the voice of the angel investment community and ensure […]
Want to save on your tax bill and invest in growing companies at the same time? With a range of government backed incentive schemes you can do exactly that. Small businesses are the lifeblood of the UK economy. They employ an estimated 16 million people (more than half of the workforce), account for 99.3% of […]
WITH the Bank of England widely expected to cut interest rates this afternoon, savers are bracing themselves for a further drop in the already pitiful returns they are earning on deposit accounts. The rates of interest offered on crowdfunded debt securities typically range from 6 per cent to 12 per cent, depending on the risk associated with the business. Crowdfunded debt products might be riskier, but their higher rates of return make them worth a look.
Crowd for Angels is delighted to announce that growth company guru and charity ambassador Oliver Rothschild has become a shareholder in the company. This further strengthens his ties with the business, at which he became a special advisor to the board in January this year.
While the crowdfunding industry is probably better known for its equity products, there is a rapidly growing and attractive sub-sector developing for debt based crowdfunded securities. According to innovation charity Nesta a total of £6.2 million was raised via debt based securities in 2015. This was up by 47.6% on the previous year, as investors became increasingly attracted to their benefits.