Simon Deane-Johns is the author of Lipstick On A Pig.
The following is extracted from his blog
The news that Kickstarter, the rewards-based crowdfunding operator, has opened a dedicated UK platform is hugely encouraging for anyone concerned about our banking problems.
No doubt Kickstarter is responding to demand from the UK-based entrepreneurs and their supporters who were already using the US platform.
But it's also a big bet on the future of alternative finance in the UK, and Kickstarter's expansion will mean a lot of focus on the different ways that people can directly fund other people's personal finances, projects and businesses.
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