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Training anxiety out of the decision-making process - City A.M.

Google alternative finance - Fri, 09/01/2017 - 09:02

City A.M.

Training anxiety out of the decision-making process
City A.M.
Equipping yourself with the tools to build up your resilience to these outcomes is easier said than done. However, if you want to improve your efficiency through minimising the impact of stress, here's what my experience in the high pressure ...

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How to send money abroad for free - Telegraph.co.uk

Bing alternative finance - Fri, 09/01/2017 - 09:00

Telegraph.co.uk

How to send money abroad for free
Telegraph.co.uk
Be sure to check that the foreign exchange broker or transfer service of choice is authorised by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). Authorised firms are required to keep client funds separate from the business' own funds. And so, if the company's ...

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Exorbitant interest rates have turned student loans into a ticking debt bomb - City A.M.

Google alternative finance - Fri, 09/01/2017 - 03:07

City A.M.

Exorbitant interest rates have turned student loans into a ticking debt bomb
City A.M.
Tom Woolf, founder of alternative finance company EdAid, has pointed out that this means students starting this October will have accrued around £6,000 of interest before they even graduate. This is supposedly countered by the fact that graduates do ...

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Boat gets FCA approval for MiFID reporting service - Finextra - Finextra

Bing alternative finance - Thu, 08/31/2017 - 13:06

Boat gets FCA approval for MiFID reporting service - Finextra
Finextra
Regulatory approval has been granted by UK's Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) enabling the trade reporting service TRADEcho to enter the final phases o...

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The FCA's review of the consumer credit industry 2017 - GrowthBusiness.co.uk

Bing alternative finance - Thu, 08/31/2017 - 11:20

GrowthBusiness.co.uk

The FCA's review of the consumer credit industry 2017
GrowthBusiness.co.uk
For those brokers or lenders offering short term and high cost credit products, they are required to go through a strict application process to become FCA authorised – which has caused hundreds of unfit companies to leave the industry. For lenders, the ...

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Slight slow-down in crowdfunding market - Cambridge News

Google alternative finance - Thu, 08/31/2017 - 09:00

Cambridge News

Slight slow-down in crowdfunding market
Cambridge News
It is hoped the joint venture will help educate public bodies, financial analysts, academics, SMEs and corporates, on the strength of the online finance industry. It provides a single point of reference for all participants in alternative finance who ...

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Opinion: Nick Garner on unrated insurers and customer choice in motor - Insurance Age

Bing alternative finance - Thu, 08/31/2017 - 08:19

Insurance Age

Opinion: Nick Garner on unrated insurers and customer choice in motor
Insurance Age
In the UK, the FCA's triple lock regulatory regime means UK-domiciled insurers, including unrated ones, already give customers a high level of protection. UK-based insurers are FCA and Prudential Regulation Authority authorised and regulated, which ...

Google News
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Furniture specialist buoyed by £25k NPIF investment - Insider Media

Google alternative finance - Thu, 08/31/2017 - 07:58

Insider Media

Furniture specialist buoyed by £25k NPIF investment
Insider Media
Mark Gibbons, senior loans manager at Business Finance Solutions, said: "Frank Olsen Furniture is a great example of how the alternative finance service structure in the North West has evolved to support businesses from the outset and throughout their ...

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Advisers critical of plans to remove them from FCA register - www.professionaladviser.com

Bing alternative finance - Wed, 08/30/2017 - 12:07

www.professionaladviser.com

Advisers critical of plans to remove them from FCA register
www.professionaladviser.com
"We tell clients to check the FCA register to ensure their 'adviser' is properly authorised and regulated by the FCA to help them avoid scammers and now they will not be able to do that," he said. "It is not about making firms responsible for their ...

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Will the Innovative Finance ISA be an all-round success? - Fund Strategy

Google alternative finance - Wed, 08/30/2017 - 11:17

Fund Strategy

Will the Innovative Finance ISA be an all-round success?
Fund Strategy
Emerging-Market-Growth-Growing-General-700x450.jpg The debt-based securities market in alternative finance is now worth over £3bn per year in the UK and that figure is forecast to almost double in the next two years. In our recent debt report we found ...

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Alternative Finance: Huge Sector Growth In 2017 - Herald Keeper

Google alternative finance - Wed, 08/30/2017 - 10:34

Alternative Finance: Huge Sector Growth In 2017
Herald Keeper
The UK's alternative finance market has grown beyond all expectations during the last twelve months. It is now one of the biggest and strongest in Europe, and that trend looks set to continue. The information on this page should help to shed some light ...

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Frank Olsen Furniture secures NPIF backing - BQ Live

Google alternative finance - Wed, 08/30/2017 - 08:39

BQ Live

Frank Olsen Furniture secures NPIF backing
BQ Live
Mark Gibbons, senior loans manager at Business Finance Solutions, said: “Frank Olsen Furniture is a great example of how the alternative finance service structure in the North West has evolved to support businesses from the outset and throughout their ...

Google News
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TAB: Alternative Finance Remains Robust in Spite of Summer Downturn - Crowdfund Insider

Google alternative finance - Wed, 08/30/2017 - 06:33

Crowdfund Insider

TAB: Alternative Finance Remains Robust in Spite of Summer Downturn
Crowdfund Insider
TAB (née Crowdsurfer) is out with an update on the status of alternative finance around the world. According to the data platform, alternative finance remains robust even as their Crowdfunding and Marketplace Finance Index (CAMFI) indicates a slight ...

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Alternative funder Reward enjoys record-breaking month - Yorkshire ... - Yorkshire Post

Google alternative finance - Tue, 08/29/2017 - 14:45

Yorkshire Post

Alternative funder Reward enjoys record-breaking month - Yorkshire ...
Yorkshire Post
A YORKSHIRE-based alternative finance provider has enjoyed a record-breaking month, as growing numbers of firms plan expansion.

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Slight summer downturn for alternative finance - P2P Finance News

Google alternative finance - Tue, 08/29/2017 - 12:34

P2P Finance News

Slight summer downturn for alternative finance
P2P Finance News
ALTERNATIVE finance experienced a slight downturn over the summer, but the sector remains strong overall, according to new data. The Crowdfunding and Marketplace Finance Index (CAMFI) found that the marketplace contracted slightly over the summer, ...

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FCA confirms number of advisers will fall off register - www.professionaladviser.com

Bing alternative finance - Tue, 08/29/2017 - 11:31

www.professionaladviser.com

FCA confirms number of advisers will fall off register
www.professionaladviser.com
In response to a freedom of information request submitted by Professional Adviser, the FCA confirmed all CF30 certified workers, which includes all financial advisers, will no longer be "approved" under its proposals. This means they will no longer ...

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FCA grants APA approval to Abide Financial - FX Week (subscription)

Bing alternative finance - Tue, 08/29/2017 - 11:15

FX Week (subscription)

FCA grants APA approval to Abide Financial
FX Week (subscription)
Post-trade services provider Abide Financial has received approval from the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) as an approved publication arrangement (APA), with effect from January 3, 2018. The authorisation allows Nex Regulatory Reporting, a multi ...

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FCA approves Trax MiFID II APA | Institutional Asset Manager - Institutional Asset Manager (press release) (registration) (blog)

Bing alternative finance - Tue, 08/29/2017 - 09:11

Institutional Asset Manager (press release) (registration) (blog)

FCA approves Trax MiFID II APA | Institutional Asset Manager
Institutional Asset Manager (press release) (registration) (blog)
Trax, a provider of regulatory reporting, trade matching and capital market data services, has secured approval from UK Financial Conduct Authority as an ...
Asset Servicing Times | London Stock Exchange and NEX among ...Asset Servicing Times

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Alternative finance companies to shift the trade finance market - Enterprise Innovation

Google alternative finance - Mon, 08/28/2017 - 03:11

Enterprise Innovation

Alternative finance companies to shift the trade finance market
Enterprise Innovation
Trade finance is the single most important driver of global trade. As revealed by the 2016 World Trade Organization report titled Trade finance and SMEs: Bridging the gaps in provision, up to 80% of global trade is supported by financing or credit ...

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RBS mistreated clients, leaked FCA report reveals - The Guardian

Bing alternative finance - Fri, 08/25/2017 - 20:27

The Guardian

RBS mistreated clients, leaked FCA report reveals
The Guardian
It said it had taken appropriate FCA-approved measures to rectify the failings including a new complaints procedure and the automatic refund of complex fees paid by customers. RBS sources said the FCA had already made clear that in a “significant ...

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