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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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HEADLINE NEWS

PieShell, a Crowdfunding Platform for Food Innovation, is Shutting Down  The SpoonFood crowdfunding site PieShell is shutting down. The news was shared publicly today by company CEO and founder Cheryl Clements via an open letter on ... [...]

misterb&b hits the equity crowdfunding trail to expand into hotels  TechCrunchHomosexuality is illegal in a third of the counties on this planet; in eight countries it is punishable by death. In the febrile atmosphere of today's politics, ... [...]

PrepayWay – A Swiss FinTech Holding Announces Start of Equity Crowdfunding Campaign  NullTXMarch 21st, 2019, Switzerland – People from different parts of the globe have an opportunity to contribute to the equity of the Swiss-Estonian startup using ... [...]

OddFellows Kicks off Equity Crowdfunding Campaign - Restaurant News  QSR magazineIn keeping with their humorous and nostalgic positioning, in tandem with the campaign OddFellows has launched a cheeky hotline of 1-866-4ICE-CREAM. [...]

Crime Stoppers SA turns to GoFundMe crowdfunding for new campaign  ABC NewsCrime Stoppers SA says it has no alternative than to go cap in hand to the South Australian public amid concerns about its declining financial situation. [...]

Wilmington-based Bloom launches crowdfunding campaign  Greater Wilmington Business JournalWilmington-based Bloom Inc. is the first company in Wilmington and second in the state to use the NC PACES Act to launch a North Carolina public offering. [...]

Sweden-Headquartered Equity Crowdfunding Platform FundedByMe Launches Operations At Dubai International Financial Centre  EntrepreneurSweden-headquartered equity crowdfunding platform FundedByMe has launched its operations in the MENA region after receiving full authorization from the [...]

truCrowd Completes Soft Launch of Music Focused Equity Crowdfunding Portal, Musicfy  GlobeNewswireChicago, IL, March 20, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- via NEWMEDIAWIRE -- truCrowd, Inc., the owner and operator of Reg. CF FINRA-registered equity ... [...]

Patreon shifts to tiered pricing for crowdfunding services  Music AllyEver since it was founded, crowdfunding platform Patreon has charged its creators 5% of the revenues they make from their fans (or 'patrons'). Now the company ... [...]

Great Idea But No Capital? How To Launch A Business Through Crowdfunding  ForbesNoëlle Santos launched a viral crowdfunding campaign to open The Lit. Bar, a wine bar/bookstore in the Bronx. She shares her advice for crowdfunding a ... [...]

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