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Invest in early-stage companies online How many startups should I invest in to make a return? According to industry research, an early-stage portfolio should contain at least 28 investments to have a 95% chance of securing at least one 10x investment. Fund Twenty8 builds you a diversified portfolio of no fewer than 28 EIS-qualifying startups. Fund Twenty8 has already attracted 377 investors, raising a total of £7.9m. Fund Twenty8 is open to investment until 25 September. fund-twenty8



Alliance Trust Savings

Intelligent property investing CapitalRise offers direct access to prime real estate investment opportunities, previously only accessible to ultra-high-net-worth Individuals and institutions with millions to invest. CapitalRise offers investments in locations such as Mayfair and Belgravia secured against property from just £1k, delivering returns of 10% p.a. on average, tax free with their ISA.

Expert insurance loss assessors If you struggle with your property insurance claims or are unsure if the damages are covered by your insurance than look no further than Claim Makers. Covering all property damages, large and small, Claim Makers provides unparalleled loss assessment and claims management services to consumers and businesses. Loss adjusters, who are employed by your insurance company, aren’t independent and don’t work in your best interest. Loss assessors like Claim Makers work solely on your behalf to ensure you receive the full cost of repair and replacement.


The flat fee difference In one of Alliance Trust Savings’ recent Investing Gender Gap surveys, one in four people said they weren’t familiar with charges for investing. It’s important to be aware that charges reduce what’s in your pot. Shop around. See how Alliance Trust Savings’ charges compare at alliancetrustsavings. or call 0800 028 1974. Note: T&Cs and other charges may apply. Capital at risk.

Jemca Lexus


New and approved pre-owned vehicles At Lexus Edgware Road, you’ll find the complete range of self-charging luxury hybrid vehicles. Starting with the CT 200h, revised for 2018, this popular compact hatchback delivers highly affordable luxury combined with Lexus safety features, advanced technology and eye-catching sporty styling. The updated Lexus CT 200h includes Lexus Safety System+ as standard on all models above SE incorporating the Pre-Collision System (PCS). For more information, simply visit: centres/edgware-road/


Peer-to-peer lending FinTech firm Kuflink recently celebrated trading over £22m with an unblemished record of no investor losses. This milestone achievement shows a shift in attitudes whereby people are no longer happy for the big banks to invest their money and earn interest on their behalf, without passing the benefits along. Kuflink’s easy-to-use, UK property-backed opportunities have won over thousands of investors, who earn up to 7.2% interest pa at the touch of a button. Capital is at risk.

Crest Nicholson


Luxurious penthouse apartment in SE1 Set in the heart of London’s SE1 postcode, only one of Crest Nicholson’s luxurious Brandon House penthouse apartments remains. With two spacious bedrooms, an open-plan design and a large roof terrace with far-reaching views across the capital’s skyline, it’s the perfect place to call home. Residents enjoy access to unrivalled transport connections across London’s business districts and have world- famous cultural hotspots on their doorstep. Viewings by appointment only; call 020 3437 1101

Gresham House easyCoffee

Common sense lending Specialist lender Together has more than 44 years’ experience in the finance sector, working with customers such as homebuyers, investors, property professionals, landlords and small businesses. Together takes a common-sense approach to lending, looking beyond the mainstream criteria, instead considering an individual’s circumstances and reviewing their needs on a case-by- case basis. For more information about how Together can help you, visit

Steaming ahead One of the UK’s fastest growing coffee chains, easyCoffee, has been given a boost with a £10m investment by Stellar Asset Management to roll out 800 vending machines nationally by 2019. The UK’s only value coffee chain is part of the ‘easy’ family of brands. This capital injection more than triples the amount secured in earlier rounds. Nathan Lowry, CEO of easyCoffee, said: “Vending is a highly profitable business driven by brand recognition, and an exciting franchise opportunity for large and small investors.”

Specialist alternative asset manager Gresham House offers funds, direct investments and tailored investment solutions, including co-investment, across a range of alternative investment strategies; forestry, new energy, housing and infrastructure, public equity, and private assets. It aims to deliver sustainable financial returns over long-term investment horizons. For details about investment opportunities, contact via: T: 020 3837 6270 or E:

CrowdLords OKTOBERFEST London Oktoberfest

The capital’s biggest Oktoberfest The best time of the year is back! Come and join London’s biggest and most authentic Oktoberfest in two of London’s prime locations (Millwall Park, Canary Wharf and Finsbury Park). There will be a huge beer hall for more

than 3,000 guests providing authentic German food and beer! Be sure to get a good seat and book your ticket now via the website below. Enjoy the best oompah music from the German live band and the best German hits from the party DJ together with your friends.

Cashfloat Allay

Are you owed PP compensation? Buying children’s first cars, paying off university fees and home improvements are just some of the ways you could spend your recovered PPI compensation with the help of Allay. With just under one year until PPI claims must be launched (29 August 2019), it’s more important than ever to check if you’re affected. If you’ve had a loan, credit card or mortgage within the last two decades, it’s highly likely you’ll have a claim. To find out, get in touch with Allay by texting ‘LONDON’ to 60012.

Helping you get the money you need Cashfloat believes that credit is a business of mutual trust, working at great length to save you time and worry. Cashfloat’s technology makes for safer and more affordable credit that’s accessible to more people. Every loan from comes with all the benefits you need to stay in control. You can pay as much as you want as early as you want. is the reliable alternative to tedious payday loans.

Harvey & Tompson Pawnbrokers

Looking to borrow up to £1m? When you need access to cash, Harvey & Thompson Pawnbrokers on Old Bond Street is here to provide a discreet, efficient and effective way of borrowing up to £1m. With an expert team ready to appraise your assets, Harvey & Thompson Pawnbrokers can quickly put together a loan package to suit your needs. T: 0800 121 4121

Now offering debt-based invests The property crowdfunding website now also offers debt-based investments, which can soon be held within an IFISA. Richard Bush, co-founder of CrowdLords, explained “Soon our users will also be able to enjoy tax-free returns on their £20k annual allowance by choosing the IFISA option.” It’s thought there are 400,000 IFISA accounts already in use, and GoCompare predicts this could rise to over two million this year.

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