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Top Money Tips for Your University-Bound Loved Ones
Personal Finance expert Andrew Hagger has written a three-part series of articles for Crowdstacker to help your children or grandchildren manage...
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EIS – What is The Enterprise Investment Scheme?
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...
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Travel Money Essentials – Pack a low-cost card with your passport
By Andrew Hagger, Personal Finance Expert from Moneycomms.co.uk With the summer holiday season gathering momentum now may be an ideal time to check...
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Get your investments 'beach ready'
Don't panic, this isn't yet another article about eating kale and drinking matcha tea to get your body ready for public scrutiny on the beach this...
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The benefits of being an early bird
Sometimes waiting until the last minute to get things done is a reality of modern day busy living. Most of the time you can get away with it and no...
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The new Innovative Finance ISA
Stay in the know - here's everything you need to know about investing in an ISA with Crowdstacker. The Innovative Finance ISA, also known as the...
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What are Cryptocurrencies and should you invest in them?
Are investors behaving like sheep by trying to invest in Bitcoin, or is this really the Next Big Thing? The world seems to have gone 'Cryptocurrency...
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Accelerate your Business: Lessons from the Front Line
Download your copy of 'Accelerate your business: Lessons from the Front Line' here. As part of our work to support growing businesses in...
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Britain's Got Business Talent - The Deep Dive
Crowdstacker dives deep into accounts to assess suitable businesses for peer to peer investing The FCA is due to publish a review of the...
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Make the right investment choices
A full FCA Review of the crowdfunding (and P2P) industry is expected in the autumn. As part of this we anticipate more guidelines about the type and...
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How we pick winning businesses
The FCA Review of the P2P Industry is expected in the next few weeks. Speculation about what it might say and the recommendations it might make have...
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The three key investment attributes people want
The Investment Triptych Artists from Frank Sinatra to AC/DC may have sung about the merits of being a millionaire, but our latest research shows...
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Online Platforms – why, which and how?
Looking to invest online but can’t decide which platform to use?  Personal finance journalist Emma Lunn looks at why online platforms can be useful...
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How to become a better investor
by Personal Finance Journalist, Ruth Jackson To become a better investor, you may need to change your investment behaviour. There are a few expensive...
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Where to find financial advice
To mark the launch of Crowdstacker’s eBook 'Your Essential Guide to Personal Finance' we have commissioned a series of complementary articles...
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How to Save £££s on Your Next Holiday
Want to know some ways to keep your holiday costs down without compromising on quality or enjoyment? By personal finance journalist...
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Hat trick of Government reforms
The hat trick of government reforms is set to disrupt preferred savings strategies. Will cash ISAs, pensions and stocks and shares continue to be the...
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Why you need to know about new Personal Savings Allowance
From April 6th most people in the UK will no longer pay tax on the first £1000 interest generated from their savings or P2P investments.  The...
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The new Innovative Finance ISA
Soon you’ll be able to keep some of your Peer to Peer returns tax free with the new Innovative Finance ISA (IFISA). By our guest writer, personal...
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What's the difference - bonds vs P2P loans?
By our guest writer, personal finance columnist, Sue Hayward. With bank savings accounts currently only offering paltry savings, with the best...
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The Personal Savings Allowance is coming
By our guest writer, personal finance journalist, Andrew Hagger UPDATE: The Personal Savings Allowance is here! Find our how much you could...
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Out with the turkey and tree...
...in with thrift and good intentions By our guest writer, personal finance journalist, Emma Lunn. The Christmas splurge is now over, and whilst our...
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High interest savings accounts
By our guest writer, personal finance journalist, Emma Lunn High interest savings accounts - have you read the terms and conditions?  Those...
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Is it time for property investors to look beyond buy-to-let?
By our guest writer, personal finance journalist, Felicity Hannah With cuts to tax relief, increases in stamp duty and changes to Capital Gains...
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Crowdstacker in Numbers - How Our P2P Platform Stacks Up
We deal with numbers all day, every day.   Working in our industry means there are always calculations just waiting to be worked out.  And...
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Protection limits for savers are being cut from January 2016
By our guest writer, personal finance journalist, Andrew Hagger Generally, people are happy to trust their savings with UK banks...
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Changes aplenty for savers
By our guest writer, personal finance journalist, Andrew Hagger Changes aplenty for savers in the coming months – here’s what you need to know...
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Where to put your money next
By our guest writer, personal finance journalist, Felicity Hannah When your bonds mature, could a more creative investment earn a greater...
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Saving for your grandchildren
By our guest writer, personal finance journalist, Andrew Hagger Like many proud grandparents up and down the country, the arrival of your...
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Guide to Crowdfunding
What is crowdfunding? Crowdfunding is a method of financing projects using money contributed by multiple investors using the internet. Investors...
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The 10% rule
By our guest writer, finance journalist, Emma Lunn If you’re making the move from saving money in cash to investing in other asset classes, it’...
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How safe is peer to peer lending?
By our guest writer, personal finance journalist, Harriet Meyer By slotting a portion of your savings in peer to peer you are putting your...
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Don't know your Zopa from your Kickstarter?
We were going to start this guide with a quick whistle stop tour of examples where crowdfunding has been used throughout history to get projects off...
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Debt. Friend, Foe or Frenemy?
Debt.  The very word is enough to send the sun scurrying behind the clouds and shivers running up and down your spine. And yet, the...
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The Big Fight – Risk versus Benefit
The idea of risk is fascinating. Think about it. Risk is so much a part of everyday life that we cannot avoid it. It’s just not...
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