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Budget 2018 Helps Those Caught Short

3rd November 2018

Never before has a Budget delivered so much potential for toilet puns.  

Indeed, packing phrases such as ‘spending a penny’ and ‘being caught short’ into one of our bog, sorry blog, articles is now easy thanks to Phillip Hammond.  So we’re going to take full advantage of it as we take a quick look at what the Budget 2018 means for savers and investors.

So,what exactly do toilets and investing have in common?

LonPro Loans September 2018 update

31st August 2018

One of the unique factors of the Crowdstacker investment platform is that many of the businesses who raise funds continue to keep investors updated with how the raised funds are being utilised and how their business is progressing.

Over £50m raised through Crowdstacker

15th August 2018

It has been a momentous year for Crowdstacker. We have scooped 4 industry awards, launched our exciting Seedrs equity crowdfunding campaign and now we’ve just hit our £50m milestone of funds raised for British businesses.

Do You Change Your Own Lightbulbs?

10th August 2018

We’re more likely to spend money on professionals to do common household jobs

Crowdstacker regularly undertakes research to examine investment and saving behaviour amongst UK adults.  Often the results throw up some surprising data which we sometimes use to create interesting and insightful news items.

In July this year we issued some research about the number of people paying professionals to do jobs that in generations gone by we might have undertaken ourselves. It got quite a reaction!

Crowdstacker Crowned Most Innovative Peer to Peer Lending Platform

3rd August 2018

We’re pleased to be recognised for our commitment to innovation, especially at this time when we’re announcing exciting, ground-breaking plans for Crowdstacker. 

Crowdstacker has once again beaten off competition from other P2P finance platforms to win the award for Most Innovative P2P Lending Platform in the Wealth & Finance 2018 FinTech Awards.

Crowdstacker Campaigns for Faster ISA Transfer Speeds

18th July 2018

Cash ISA transfers being delayed by providers for up to 12 weeks

As an Innovative Finance ISA (IFISA) provider, Crowdstacker has a lot of customers who transfer their money out of cash ISAs from other providers and into the Innovative Finance ISA (IFISA) because cash ISAs have been offering such poor returns to investors over the last few years. 

However, we continue to be astonished by the delays that customers face because their old cash ISA provider is not making use of up-to-date technology.  

XL raises £1 million via the Crowdstacker investment platform.  

12th July 2018

Automotive sector business XL, has raised £1 million via the Crowdstacker investment platform.  

XL Group are car lease specialists and plan to use the investment to bolster its short-term contract hire business. The finance has been structured by Crowdstacker (crowdstacker.com) in conjunction with TFG (www.tradefinanceglobal.com). 

Quanta Loans reopens for investment

11th July 2018

Quanta Loans was the first P2P investment to launch on the Crowdstacker platform back in June 2015.

Since launch, Quanta Loans has gone from strength to strength and has exceeded expectations. The team, headed by Quanta CEO and property expert Robby Du Toit, has purchased 135 UK residential properties with the investment and achieved the refurbishment and sale process on average within 121 days. 

EIS – What is The Enterprise Investment Scheme?

10th July 2018

EIS – What it is and why you need to know 

Crowdstacker’s own crowdfunding campaign on Seedrs is EIS-eligible. But what is EIS and how can you use it in your investment portfolio?

How many people does it take to change a lightbulb?

9th July 2018

Crowdstacker’s generation-spanning research into the UK’s saving and spending habits answers the perennial question. 

This summer we’ve been busy discovering more about the spending and saving habits of UK adults.  We wanted to find out how we can do more to help people invest for the future.  Some of the results we found were enlightening!

If those people sitting in the dark are Millennials, the answer is they are actually likely to pay someone else to do it for them.