Kickstarter Set To Kickstart UK Businesses

Kickstarter Set To Kickstart UK Businesses

A few weeks ago we blogged about crowdfunding and how it appears to be sweeping the nation, and this is showing no signs of easing, with news that leading crowdfunding website, Kickstarter, is reportedly launching in the UK this Autumn.

This highly successful website provides a funding platform for new businesses. It is currently only available to projects registered in the US. However, according to a recent tweet, people in the UK will be able to launch projects on Kickstarter starting this Autumn. More info soon!

As the UK’s only crowdfunded property investment company, we think this is fantastic news; not only does it provide a powerful endorsement for crowdfunding as a very real and achievable form of investment, it also opens up opportunities for entrepreneurs who are struggling to enlist financial support from the more traditional routes. After all, “Where there’s a will, there’s a way!”

Opening up alternative funding routes, both for small businesses and for property investors, is a concept we are obviously right behind! Following the financial crisis caused by greedy banks in the 2008 crash, we are more determined than ever to make sure people have free choice over where they get their funding.

It’s important that big banks do not retain a monopoly on the lending market, which is becoming ever-more prohibitive for ordinary people seeking to build businesses, investments, and a better life for themselves.

The economy needs alternative funding options, which is why we exist. Kickstarter’s entry into the UK will further assist with building an alternative finance industry to give those big banks a run for their money.


The House Crowd is a brand new concept in property investment which allows people to invest small amounts via crowdfunding (for more information on the process, visit our How It Works page.

We are committed to breathing life into empty, rundown properties whilst giving investors great returns on their investments. For more information about us, take a look at Our Manifesto.

If you’ve read enough and want to invest now, visit our Invest in Property page, or simply register on our website by clicking the button below:

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Regulations and red tape – all in a day’s work for landlords!

Almost daily, there are doom and gloom reports about the UK’s property market; on Friday it was all about ‘regulatory overload’ for letting agents and landlords which has led to a driving up of rents for tenants. Indeed, as I was typing this, another headline pops up in my inbox, suggesting the number of renters in severe arrears tops 100,000, which supports the theory I’ve just mentioned.

According to the Residential Landlords Association, there are over 100 individual pieces of legislation and regulations containing around 400 individual measures affecting the private rental sector. Some of these rules date back to the 1700s which begs the question, are they even still relevant?

At a time when the economy is in meltdown, the cost of living has risen and unemployment has reached epidemic proportions, surely these examples of red tape should be brought into the 21st century, reflecting the reality of the market today, rather than how it was in 1730? Perhaps then, tenants and landlords would be better off all around.  Surely it’s time for a change if nothing else.

The House Crowd is a brand new concept in property investment which allows people to invest small amounts via crowdfunding (for more information on the process, visit http://thehousecrowd.com/thehousecrowd/how-it-works/). We are committed to breathing life into empty, rundown properties whilst giving investors great returns on their investments (for more information about us, visit http://thehousecrowd.com/thehousecrowd/about/our-manifesto/). If you’ve read enough and want to invest now, visit http://thehousecrowd.com/thehousecrowd/invest-in-property/).