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Civilisedmoney: A Crowd-Funded, Ethical Alternative to Mainstream Banks?
Whether it’s local investing in everybody eats restaurants, the microfinancing of entrepreneurs through Kiva, or citizen-funded clean energy through eco-bonds, we’ve featured plenty of ways to get passed the big banks and put your money to work. Peer2Peer Finance Goes Mainstream In the UK there are already a number of peer2peer lending sites, like ZOPA, that are offering rates of return far better than your traditional bank. A new venture called civilisedmoney is aiming to take this model even further, offering a fully transparent, crowd-funded alternative to every service offered by mainstream banks: Eventually civilisedmoney will offer all the services that you currently associate with traditional banks, and some you don’t. You’ll be able to choose what happens with your money, whether you participate in lending, borrowing, investing, donating, fundraising or transacting. civilisedmoney is the first to bring together a range of people-to-people financial solutions. It’s the people-to-people portal. Whatever... Continue Reading
Apartment building letterboxes full of junk mail in Amsterdam The Netherlands
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Keep Wall Street Occupied
Postage Paid Protest of the Day: YouTuber ransackedroom — a San Francisco-based “poet, editor, and marketer” — has come up with a rather ingenious way ordinary people can support the Occupy Wall Street movement without ever leaving their homes. It involves taking the business reply mail envelope that comes with most unsolicited credit card offers, and sending it back to the banks with a message inside that ransacked hopes will help open “a dialogue.” He says: This isn’t really about running up the postage bill on the big banks, although that’s a nice side effect. The real effect of this... Continue Reading
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