The Daily Dig for Thursday, September 11

Today you will learn that when you are forced to save more you will have less to spend.  You’re welcome.

Real estate crowdfunding catching on with investors

Real estate crowdfunding firms have combined to raise $135 million  for a variety of projects, a sum which is poised to grow exponentially.  Vanessa Grout explains why.

Mobile money touted as solution for unbanked Nigerian

Many young children in North America have cell phones.  So do Nigerians of all ages.  North American youth are growing accustomed to doing all sorts of things on those phones, including banking.  Nigerians should learn from them, says Prince Osuagwu.

Chinese flocking to real estate crowdfunding

Those with a little saved up can participate in a market which was largely unavailable to them in the past, notes Bloomberg News.

Chinese P2P garners $37 million in Series B

Expect to hear more about Jimubox in the months ahead, says J.D. Alois.

Kickstarter as a brand building tool

There are benefits to using Kickstarter beyond simply raising funds, writes John Boitnott.

How stricter regulations would affect big banks

Interesting comment from bank staffer seems to boil down to “Forcing us to having higher targeted capital ratios will result in us having less excess capital”  Pretty much.  Ben Levisohn reports.

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