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Protecting Vets from Payday Lending Scams

CrowdFunding Beat wire, As the nation marks Veterans  Day, leaders from Center for Responsible Lending and the California Reinvestment Coalition are urging California state legislators and the state’s members of Congress to follow the lead of the Department of Defense and honor veterans by passing legislation reining in abusive payday lending. The Department of Defense recently issued new proposed rules to update enforcement of the Military Lending Act. The proposed rules would enhance existing protections capping interest on loans to active duty members of the military at 36% annual interest. With more than 1.8 million veterans, California is home to the nation’s largest number of veterans. California…

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CrowdFunding is not always about money

CrowdFunding is not always about money

  By fundmydreamindia Crowdfunding has helped people from various walks of life to attracts fans and followers and gain a social quotient for their project thus helping them raise funds for their project in little time and make it successful. One might argue that crowdfunding is only helpful in raising money for a project or a campaign. Once the project is completed, the end. Yes, it is true that crowdfunding focuses on the collection of funds but it has a broader view to it. The success of a project is not only determined by the amount of money collected but also by the number of backers.…

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The dangers of CrowdFunding

BY Bdaily, Since recession took hold, lending to small businesses has reduced significantly; and so enter, crowd-funding or peer-to peer-lending which threatens to fill this void, writes Mark Sisson, managing director at 4most Europe. From the borrower perspective, there are a string of benefits to be had; speed of decision in the lending process, choice of investment so owners feel their investors are genuine endorsers of their business idea; and of course you have the spread of invested funds across multiple opportunities so individual failures have an insignificant effect on return. What could possibly go wrong? I’ll tell you. Lack of robust data analysis While the quality…

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Struggling Families Use Crowd-funding to Finance Funerals

Struggling Families Use Crowd-funding to Finance Funerals

Crowd-funding is now being used to generate funds to pay for funerals which can cost up to $10,000 for a standard ceremony. Traditionally the capital-generating method has been used by small businesses and entrepreneurs to raise funds for a specific project from numerous parties. Some businesses have sold small portions of their assets to multiple funders as an incentive for investors to get involved. There are now several crowd-funding platforms, including Giveforward, DonationTo, and Graceful Goodbye, which offer people the chance to ask potential givers for support But for most crowd-funding projects, the benefit to the creditor is knowing they have contributed to helping a…

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How To Get Random Strangers To Pick Up The Tab For Your Medical Bills

How To Get Random Strangers To Pick Up The Tab For Your Medical Bills

Crowdfunding websites are all the rage these days. Celebrities and entrepreneurs alike have turned to sites like Kickstarter and IndieGoGo to finance their next big idea with micro-donations from the public. But we’re always intrigued to hear stories of people who have found ways to pay for more practical needs as well. Boston newlyweds Patrick and Jessica Kensky were among dozens of spectators injured during April’s tragic Boston marathon bombing. They were lucky to have survived the attack, but both sustained major leg injuries that required amputations just below the knee. They needed hundreds of thousands of dollars for medical treatment in a very short time, so family friends…

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Crowdfunding – Fertility treatment and adoption alternatives

Crowdfunding – Fertility treatment and adoption alternatives

The newest industry to gain momentum via crowdfunding platforms is fertility treatments and adoption. Parents are beginning to test the waters and seriously consider crowdfunding as an effective alternative in getting funds to solve issues with infertilities. It was almost unheard of until 2011 when a couple started a campaign to raise money to support their fertility treatments. The project has successfully raised more than $8,000 and Landon Haley is the first baby born by means of crowdfunding. More and more parents are looking for other ways of getting financial aid when it comes to fertility treatments. One of the many reasons is the ever…

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Woman with breast cancer “humbled” by crowdfunding effort to reduce medical bills

Woman with breast cancer “humbled” by crowdfunding effort to reduce medical bills

(CBS News) Web sites like Kickstarter are becoming a popular way to raise money, for everything from indie films to garage bands. But what about crowdfunding for health care? CBS News recently met one woman, Amelia Coffaro, who is counting on it. The 28-year-old is in the fight of her life. She was diagnosed in February with an aggressive form of inflammatory breast cancer. She started chemotherapy on Valentine’s Day and underwent a double mastectomy less than six weeks later. Dr. Alysandra Lal, a surgical oncologist for Columbia St. Mary’s Hospital in Milwaukee, Wis., is her surgeon. Lal said, “She is handling this phenomenally well.…

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ForbesThe Ultimate Pre-Launch Crowdfunding ChecklistForbesCrowdfunding is not limited to the platform where you launch your campaign. Instead, it has become a valuable way to transform your idea into a mainstream business. In order to head in that direction, you must execute a number [...]

The AustralianIgniteme heats up crowdfundingThe Australian“The only other comparable film that raised money through crowdfunding would be Crocodile Dundee, but not all funding came from the crowd.” Mr Morello said the idea behind the platform was relatively simple — giving new and bud [...]

DVS Gaming (registration) (blog)Crowdfunding: How Does it Help Indie Developers?DVS Gaming (registration) (blog)2012 is when crowdfunding really blew up, prior to 2012 the average amount of money devs would receive could range from 10k-100k. By today's standards, that's stil [...]

The MemoCrowdfunding has become a 'monster' argues its greatest criticThe MemoBrown has become a thorn in the side of this blossoming industry, even more so as it's clear his blog is now even read by regulators at the Financial Conduct Authority. The Memo sat down with [...]

U.S. News & World ReportNo Cash for Hate, Say Mainstream Crowdfunding FirmsU.S. News & World ReportThe block on mainstream crowdfunding is just the latest blow to far-right activists operating online. In the last 24 hours, neo-Nazi website the Daily Stormer had its domain regi [...]

LivemintFinding the right balance on crowdfundingLivemintSecurities market regulator Sebi (Securities and Exchange Board of India) has been trying to get a handle on digital platform-based crowdfunding since at least 2014, when it issued a cautiously positive consultation paper. It fl [...]

Crain's Cleveland Business'Smaller' gifts can go long way for Clinic's crowdfunding platformCrain's Cleveland BusinessFor an institution accustomed to securing multimillion-dollar donations, Cleveland Clinic's latest fundraising effort has some relatively [...]

Australian Brews NewsBrewery crowdfunding effective overall: PozibleAustralian Brews NewsEquity crowdfunding by breweries overseas has been effective overall, despite some high profile failures, according to Pozible. The largest reward-based crowdfunding platform in the Asia Pacific, [...]

FortuneUncensored Social Network Gab Raises $1 Million in Crowdfunding CampaignFortuneA crowdfunding campaign for Gab, a Twitter-like social network that touts its commitment to freedom of speech, surpassed $1 million yesterday. The company claims it is politically neutral and committ [...]

Crowdfund InsiderIsraeli Crowdfunding Platform ExitValley Self Crowdfunds, Plans UK ExpansionCrowdfund InsiderThe digital platform to book parking anywhere raised $2 million – a portion of that, $270,000, reportedly came from ExitValley. To date the self-crowdfunding offer has raised [...]

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