Bond Review celebrates 3rd birthday

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Today marks the third anniversary of Bond Review’s first ever article, our review of London Capital & Finance, which went on to collapse owing £240m to investors.

So far Bond Review’s three years have seen:

  • 114 reviews of high-risk, mostly unregulated investments promoted to the public
  • 380 total articles keeping you up to date with news, developments and occasional commentary on the unregulated investment world
  • 13 legal threats (not counting duplicate threats from the same scheme)
  • 0 court proceedings

Bond Review is now entirely ad-free and funded by donations. If you regularly enjoy or at least appreciate our coverage, please consider a voluntary subscription or one-off donation.

As ever, thank you to those who have donated already. The knowledge that somebody values what I’m doing is as important than the money towards the hosting costs.

Highlights of 2020

In the holiday tradition of reminiscing on the year just gone (if we really must), here’s a roundup of some of the bigger articles of 2020:

Blind item: Which EIS scheme is fraudulently claiming Advance Assurance it hasn’t got?

High Street Group CEO is ex bankrupt, legal threats against Bond Review continue

FCA did betray investors and surrender to OneCoin Ponzi scheme, BBC podcast reveals

Magna Global’s MIX2 posts £1 million loss as owner scrubs luxury lifestyle from Insta

MJS Capital update: most of investors’ £42 million written off by directors

Accumulate Capital follows Signature playbook, threatens legal action, claims 8 x 3 is not 24

Were Basset & Gold bonds risk-free after all?

Coronavirus to mean both bust and boom for unregulated investments

8 thoughts on “Bond Review celebrates 3rd birthday

  1. Thank you for all your work – look forward to reading more in the new year. All the best!!

    Ethan

  2. Bond Review is now entirely ad-free and funded by donations.

    Your ad revenue came from adverts placed by the same unregulated investments you “reviewed”.

    Your monthly subscription is £5, that is equivalent to Netflix and doubly what Spotify charge.

    We do not know who you are, what your background is?

    For all we know, You could be a scammer, scamming people out of a monthly subscription.

    Let’s be honest, 1000 people paying you £5 a month, your earning more commission than an ex LCF employee.

  3. Wow, Marty was really grasping to come up with something negative to say in his comment. It shows what a thorn you have been in the side of all the unregulated scammers and their willfully blind introducers.

  4. Thanks for the kind comments all :-).

    Your ad revenue came from adverts placed by the same unregulated investments you “reviewed”.

    When the site carried ads, they were chosen by a third-party platform based on your browser history. I had no control over them. While I wasn’t responsible for what ads people saw (anyone who saw ads for unregulated investments on Bond Review was seeing them everywhere they went on the Internet), morally I wasn’t comfortable with it, which was part of the reason I dropped them in favour of voluntary donations.

    Let’s be honest, 1000 people paying you £5 a month, your earning more commission than an ex LCF employee.

    1,000 subscribers lol. Only a couple of orders of magnitude away. If I had 1,000 subscribers I could quit the day job and devote myself to blogging full time, which would mean I could drastically increase the output on Bond Review. So I imagine there’s quite a few readers who are happy you’re talking out of your hat.

  5. Congratulations on Bond Review’s third anniversary Brev!

    What you do on behalf of investors is worthy of the very, very highest acclaim.

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