Alternative Finance Taking Centre Stage - Plus Loan Offer Latest


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Our friends at P2P Finance News report the latest figures from Honeycomb Investment Trust (a quoted company that invests in other companies). This part of an accelerating trend that is bringing alternative finance – including peer-to-peer (P2P) business lending, a sub-sector of crowdfunding – to the centre stage of mainstream finance.

"HONEYCOMB investment trust has doubled its net assets in the 12-month period ending 30 June 2017.
"According to the company's half-year report released on Thursday, net asset value (NAV) including income was £304,749,000, up from £150,925,000 a year earlier. Likewise, market capitalisation was £350,135,000 on 30 June 2017 compared with £152,250,000 on 30 June 2016.
NAV per share came in at 1,018.3p, up from 1,006.2p a year earlier, bringing the total NAV since inception to 13.16 per cent.
"The alternative finance-focused fund's investments include holdings in business lender Iwoca and the Green Deal Finance Company."

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