Crowdfunding merits its hype

The sheer variety and ingenuity of schemes that are seeking backing is inspirational

BKJ21A Warm temperate biome interior, The Eden Project, St Austell, Cornwall, UK

Eden Project crowdfunding raises £1.5m

Cornish attraction promises annual 6% interest

HSBC ordered to repay trail commission

Client did not receive service from the bank

Equity gains boost structured products

Average maturing product returned 7.6 per cent a year

FCA launches new campaign against scams

Average loss to investment fraud is £20,000

Market turmoil tests investors’ nerves

Advisers counsel against panic as volatility rises

US tax deadline looms for trustees

Trusts may have to register with US tax authorities

Boardroom trades October 18

Latest directors’ deals at Ocado, Macfarlane, Synthomer and Ashtead

IC – October 18 highlights

Companies analysis from our sister publication

Government plans Isas for P2P lenders

Latest attempt to open up alternative finance

Pease moves Henderson fund to Crux

Transfer to new venture will not result in tax bill for investors

Farewell to the fund manager?

Can passive funds replace a good active manager?

How to collect rare books

Antiquarian books can be rewarding, but not always in the financial sense

IC – October 11 highlights

Companies analysis from our sister publication

Whoever wins in Brazil has work to do

Investors cheer Neves surge, but challenges are significant

Old Mutual cuts prices

Small investors and those in pension drawdown will benefit most

Boardroom trades October 11

Latest directors’ deals at Arsenal, Bovis Homes, Microsaic Systems and Rotala

Unanswered questions over China

Evidence of a sharp slowdown is obvious

Chart that tells a story – Royal Mail

It’s been downhill since full-year results in May

IC – October 4 highlights

Companies analysis from our sister publication