This is 'Crowdfunders', the show that covers the fast-growing world of alternative finance.
We join Share Radio's Ed Bowsher, and in today's show, the guests are looking at an example of a business that listened to its customers and reversed course on a controversial business strategy. In this instance it was one of the biggest peer to peer lending businesses, Ratesetter. We'll hear from one of Ratesetter's founders on what happened.
The show will also look at a new bond issued by Swindon Borough Council, the world's first ever 'Council solar bond!'
And on top of that, an interview with the chairman of an innovative sportswear business, Skins, that is raising money from investors on the Seedrs equity crowdfunding platform.
It's time again for Crowdfunders, produced in association with Archover - Crowdlending as it should be.
This week, Ed Bowsher looks into the new website that can help you decide which crowdfunding opportunities to choose, a look at liquidity, a chat with Neil Faulkner from 4th Way, and a round-up of the week's crowdfunding news.
On our first episode of The Crowdfunders, Ed Bowsher is joined by Neil Faulkner, founder of P2P comparison site 4th Way, and City A.M. financial journalist Harriet Green lead Ed Mitchell through the world of crowdfunding and peer-to-peer financing.