Cryptocurrency: a force for good?

Although cryptocurrencies may be viewed by some as primarily a speculative investment opportunity, they have a possibly greater, social value

Seven fintech platforms fuelling small business growth

Technology is helping to unlock money, particularly for smaller businesses that might otherwise struggle to find finance

Where the smart money went in 2016

Gold wine and bitcon smart money investments

They may be surprise winners, but there are always hidden gems to be found in world markets. Here are five…

Small fish swimming in the big fintech pond

Tech innovators are democratising the financial services sector by opening up banking and investment opportunities to ordinary people

Building successful startups

The fifth instalment in our series, Raconteur Guides for Business, outlines the vital ingredients that every newly formed startup needs on their way to achieving the coveted unicorn status

Is alternative finance still alternative?

British businesses, especially startups and smaller firms hungry for growth capital, are increasingly turning to alternative forms of funding to get quick and ready cash

Find the signal in the noise

How to navigate the alternative finance sector successfully to secure the right funding for your business

Game-changers are shaking up funding

Game-changers are shaking up funding

In a post-crash era of reduced business lending by banks and low interest rates for savers, the scene is set for the spectacular rise of alternative forms of funding