Press Releases

14 November 2016

Trillion Statement: Bankruptcy of Endurance Wind Power Inc, Canada, Impact for E2 Energy and E5 Energy lenders

 

6 June 2016

Trillion powers People Over Profit – crowdfunding UK’s first social purpose airline to India

FlyPOP, a new low cost airline flying to destinations in India, has enlisted Trillion to use its latest business venture Your Brand Crowdfunding to create a bespoke rewards-based crowdfunding campaign to run on its website – http://www.flypop.co.uk/, which will help the new social enterprise fund its first flight from Stansted airport to India before the end of the year.

 

21 April 2016

Trillion launches Your Brand Crowdfunding – first to market own-brand B2B crowdfunding solution

Trillion, an FCA-regulated crowdfunding platform, has launched Your Brand Crowdfunding (yourbrandcrowdfunding.com) – a “branded gateway” enabling companies to engage with their customers by turning them into investors and lenders.

 

11 September 2015

Changes at Trillion: important update

 

7 June 2015

Lending ISA could fill “green gap” in investment

Almost 90 per cent of Friends of the Earth supporters that responded to a recent survey[1] would be prepared to move their current ISA pot into a “green” ISA that was 100 per cent invested in renewable energy.

89 per cent of respondents to a Friends of the Earth “green ISA” survey in association with Trillion Fund said they would be “very” or “somewhat” prepared to invest in an ISA that matched up with their principles, compared to just 6 per cent who said they would not be prepared.


[1] Friends of the Earth conducted the survey online in February 2015. Friends of the Earth emailed 33,800 of its supporters; 2,874 completed the survey.  The results are not necessarily illustrative of the UK population as a whole and are not intended to be presented as such.

 

30 March 2015

The silver crowd:  older people emerge as unlikely champions of renewable energy crowd lending

A third of all lenders to renewable energy project crowdfunds are over 61-years old, according to Trillion Fund, the clean energy crowdfunding platform.

An analysis of more than 300 lenders that have so far participated in loans to wind projects on the website revealed that 32 per cent of those lending are in or close to retirement, suggesting that despite its young image, crowdfunding might appeal more to a silver crowd.

 

20 March 2015

Innovative £2.5 million wind energy crowdfunding scheme generates clean incomes for Yorkshire communities

E5 crowdfunding raise allows residents to invest in community-scale wind turbines with pledges as small as £50.

 

19 March 2015

COMMENT FROM TRILLION FUND ON ISA SHAKE-UP - EVEN NICER ISAs!

-         The Chancellor confirmed the consultation we were expecting on including debt-based securities crowdfunding in ISAs – and even potentially some shares

-         Isa eligibility has already been extended to include listed bonds issued by co-operative and community benefit societies, and listed securities of small and medium-sized businesses

 

30 January 2015

STATEMENT REGARDING SECURED ENERGY BONDS PLC

The Guardian newspaper reported yesterday that CBD Energy, the parent company behind Secured Energy Bonds plc had gone into administration.

Trillion Fund listed Secured Energy Bonds on our web directory in 2013, alongside other opportunities to lend to or invest in renewable energy projects, which referred interested lenders to Capita.

Investment carries risks that you may lose your capital, and this is incredibly disappointing to those who backed the project.

Not all renewable energy investments are created equal. Some projects are more risky than others and Trillion strongly encourages investors to ensure they have a well diversified portfolio.

We take great care to make sure potential investors understand all of the risks involved. For example, that projects that are yet to be developed are more risky than those that are operational.

The new regulations that came in this year, and for which Trillion actively campaigned, cap the amount of money investors can put in to unlisted securities at 10% of their net investable portfolio, and require investors to pass a ‘test’ to ensure they understand the risks involved.

Concerned Secure Energy Bond investors should contact Independent Portfolio Managers on 020 7060 6500.

 

12 January 2015

BREEZY DOES IT: A MARKET-LEADING, 7.5%, 3 YEAR, PEER-TO-PEER, WIND LOAN 

Trillion Fund, the UK’s biggest social crowdfunding platform, has today launched a peer-to-peer loan that will reward investors in wind energy with a special rate of 7.5 per cent, if they invest before the end of February.

 

5 December 2014 

TRILLION FUND LAUNCHES UK'S FIRST WHITE-LABEL PEER-TO-PEER LENDING INITIATIVE 

Trillion, the UK’s biggest social crowdfunding platform, is to white label its peer-to-peer lending platform, enabling a range of brands to offer crowdfunding to customers or business users.

 

3 December 2014

TRILLION COMMENTS ON CHANCELLORS AUTUMN STATEMENT 

Trillion comments on Osborne's Autumn Statement and what the new p2p ISA means for the crowdfunding sector. 

 

15 August 2014

E2ENERGY CLOSES SIX WEEKS EARLY, OVER-SUBSCRIBED

The first peer-to-peer loan to raise money on Trillion Fund closed six weeks ahead of its September 30 end date, and was over-subscribed, raising £1.25 million from 256 lenders.

FCA SHOULD NOT STIFLE THE GROWTH OF THE COMMUNITY ENERGY SECTOR 

“The whole point of co-operatives is profit for the many, not the few, which is why they have worked so well for community energy – as a self-healing antidote to the Big Six..."

 

2 August 2014

TRILLION FUND LAUNCHES #SOLARSELFIE COMPETITION

Trillion Fund is encouraging people to “Love the Sun” in a different way this summer – by snapping themselves with solar panels. The online photo contest dubbed “Solar Selfie” has been launched by Trillion Fund to celebrate all things solar.

 

21 July 2014

TRILLION FUND AND BUZZBNK ANNOUNCE MERGER TO CREATE UK'S BIGGEST SOCIAL CROWDFUNDING PLATFORM

"By joining forces, Trillion Fund and Buzzbnk will create a crowdfunding resource of real scale. Social investing is just people deciding where they want to put their money so that they can make a good return, but not at the expense of other people or the planet."

 

17 June 2014

   WIND POWERS MARKET-BEATING 7.5% FOR CANNY CROWDFUNDERS

“Wind profits do not have to be just for wealthy landowners – they can go to everyone. And we are all ultimately paying for feed-in tariffs, so we might as well be making a return from them too."

 

10 June 2014

Vivienne Westwood gives investment boost to renewable energy

“Dame Vivienne Westwood, British fashion legend, environmental and human rights activist, has become a major shareholder in Trillion Fund, a new renewable energy investment platform that is opening up opportunities for people to invest directly in wind and solar farms.”

 

15 April 2014

Albion signs up to equity deal with Trillion Fund

“Trillion Fund are a disruptive business looking towards the future and we’re thrilled to be partnering with them to change the way people invest.”

 

13 March 2014

What will be the impact of new crowdfunding regulations?

“With new rules announced last week, the Financial Conduct Authority has achieved some balance between protecting consumers and leaving the door open to the crowd to fill the funding gap left by the big banks.”

 

6 March 2014

Report by influential Parliamentary Committee warns of “carbon bubble” and urges decisive action to plug low carbon finance investment gap.

"It is pension savers and investors who will suffer if the carbon bubble bursts and they have a right to know exactly what their money is invested in and whether they are exposed. 

 

27 January 2014

Comment on the launch of the community energy strategy

“Community renewable energy projects not only reduce bills and increase energy security for locals, they also offer steady, long term, income generating and asset-backed investments that beat inflation.”