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Crowdyhouse B.V. – 60042761 – 03032018

We are CROWDYHOUSE – a launch platform and marketplace for designers and makers, both new and established. Our mission is to democratise the design industry by helping designers and makers sell directly to design fans all over the world. We build the technology and provide the services that enable designers to make a better profit, develop new designs and fill the world with a wider variety of great design. Over 700 of the worlds’ best designers and makers premiere and launch their latest designs exclusively on CROWDYHOUSE. There are over 6.900 unique designs available on CROWDYHOUSE and this is growing by more than 20% every month. **The problem** There are over 1 million independent designers and makers worldwide. Many of them sell through shops but not online. Designers struggle to start their own online shop because they do not have the skills to do so. Designers find it difficult to launch new products to the market and make a decent profit. Consumers find it difficult to find unique design made by authentic designers and makers. **The solution** An online marketplace: That handles payments on behalf of the designers Allows designers to easily create a shop and begin selling Allows designers to collect orders before production risk free Provides designers with promotional tools such as email managers, social network sharing and press release distribution Drives traffic, exposure and sales for the designers via CROWDYHOUSE’s multiple channels Handles logistics through our shipping partners (UPS and DB Schenker) on behalf of the designer Offering photography for the designers products for free **Mission** To become the worldwide destination for design made by the best designers and makers. **Vision** To democratize the design industry. **Business model** It is free to join CROWDYHOUSE. We only charge a commission for every product sold. There are no hidden fees for designers such as transaction costs. CROWDYHOUSE is unique by offering a 2 sided model for launching new products and selling existing products in the marketplace. The launching side is one of our USP’s (unique selling points) being able to sell the latest designer products. * Premiere (10% commission) New product launches are featured on the site as ‘premieres’; CROWDYHOUSE introduces new products in the newsletter and on social media; Possibility to set a minimum number of orders needed (crowdfunding); Launching campaign lasts 3 weeks; During this campaign online exclusively for sale at CROWDYHOUSE; After launch available to sell on the marketplace as existing product; Low commission attracts designers to launch their new product at CROWDYHOUSE and helps them to bring a new product to the market. * Sell existing products (30% commission) CROWDYHOUSE offers full service: promotions, photography, shipping; Products are permanently available to buy; Designer ships 1 day per week; Designer can collect orders and produce on demand.

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” Leapfunder is ideal for investing smaller amounts in a start-up in the very early stages. Such investments can be a powerful addition to a portfolio “

” With Leapfunder you get a great opportunity to build up a diversified portfolio of start-up investments, often investors can play an active role in developing the company “

” When I saw the Leapfunder proposition I thought straight-away: this is what start-ups need. I am an entrepreneur and wish this system had been available when I started my company. “

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Alternative Investments/Real Estate: U.S. Home Prices Record Biggest Gain Since 2014

According to the S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller U.S. National Home Price NSA Index, home prices surged 7% annually in September, up from a 5.8% annual gain in August. For perspective, this gain is the largest seen since September 2014. Moreover, home prices are now ruling 23% higher than their previous peak in 2006.

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Alternative Investments/Real Estate: U.S. Home Prices Record Biggest Gain Since 2014

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In September, home prices spiked 7% year over year.

According to the S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller U.S. National Home Price NSA Index, home prices surged 7% annually in September, up from a 5.8% annual gain in August.

For perspective, this gain is the largest seen since September 2014. Moreover, home prices are now ruling 23% higher than their previous peak in 2006. The index represents data from the period of July to September, averaged. (CNBC)

Reasons for the price surge

Mortgage rates fell to another record low last week, for the 13th time this year, according to CNN.

The average interest rate on a 30-year fixed-rate mortgage dropped to 2.72%, according to Freddie Mac. That plumbed the lowest level in the nearly 50 years of survey records. The 15-year fixed-rate mortgage dropped to 2.28%.

These low rates have been a primary trigger for the current boom conditions in the U.S. housing market. However, rising home prices may soon outweigh the benefits of lower rates.

Another reason is the continuing crunch in the supply of housing, which remains limited. Inventory slumped to a mere 2.5 months of supply by the end of October said the National Association of Realtors.

This has been compounded by the skyrocketing demand for second homes as a result of the virus pandemic.

“The delayed spring homebuying season fueled sales well into October and past the time when they would normally begin to slow down,” said George Ratiu, senior economist at realtor.com to CNBC. “Heading into winter, demand continues to be strong, driven by mortgage rates which have broken record lows 13 times this year and a growing list of companies which have extended their remote work policies well into 2021.”

Home prices may remain elevated in case of an economic recovery and an effective and easily available vaccine against the virus.

Homebuilder ETFs likely to be in focus

  • SPDR S&P Homebuilders ETF (NYSEARCA: XHB)
  • iShares U.S. Home Construction ETF (BATS: ITB)
  • Hoya Capital Housing ETF (NYSEARCA: HOMZ)

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Source: https://dailyalts.com/u-s-home-prices-record-biggest-gain-since-2014/

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L Catterton sells Cholula Hot Sauce for $800m

The seasonings company McCormick is trying to capitalise on record demand for spicy condiments

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McCormick confirmed that it has agreed to buy the maker of Cholula Hot Sauce from private equity firm L Catterton for $800m in cash.

The Wall Street Journal late Monday, 23 November, reported that the seasonings maker was near a deal to buy Cholula, which has annual sales of roughly $96m.

McCormick said it will fund the acquisition, which it expects to complete by the end of the year, with cash on hand and commercial paper.

L Catterton, a US-based, consumer-focused private equity firm, acquired Cholula in April 2019.

Write to Colin Kellaher at colin.kellaher@wsj.com

From Dow Jones Newswires

Source: https://www.penews.com/articles/l-catterton-sells-cholula-hot-sauce-for-800m-20201124

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FinTech: HSBC, Western Union Announce Global, Real-Time Payments

Both HSBC USA, a part of the HSBC Group (NYSE: HSBC), and Western Union (NYSE: WU) reported rapid growth in the usage of services such as mobile banking, digital transactions, and app downloads during the pandemic afflicted quarters. Encouraged, the finserve giants launched global, borderless real-time payments.

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FinTech: HSBC, Western Union Announce Global, Real-Time Payments

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HSBC, Western Union: On-the-go, anytime, nearly anywhere in the world.

Both HSBC USA, a part of the HSBC Group (NYSE: HSBC), and Western Union (NYSE: WU) reported rapid growth in the usage of services such as mobile banking, digital transactions, and app downloads during the pandemic afflicted quarters.

Encouraged, the finserve giants launched global, borderless real-time payments.

HSBC launches a Global Money Account

HSBC USA announced the launch of its Global Money Account. It has the ability to hold different HSBC currencies online, with conversion to other currencies. The fully mobile-based account manages finances in multiple currencies/geographies. The platform allows fee-free remittances to 14 million HSBC customers in 20 countries worldwide. (BusinessWire)

“Through the COVID-19 pandemic, we have seen the usage of our Mobile Banking facilities increase by more than 150 percent,” said Matthias Dekan, Head of HSBC Global Money, HSBC Group.

“The HSBC Global Money Account further supports our customers in being able to manage their finances from the comfort and safety of their homes or when they’re on the go.”

With their Global Money Account, HSBC customers have one global account for all the financial needs. They do not need to open a new account in case they move from one market to another. “This will allow them to pay bills in multiple markets, make cross border transfers and spend like a local wherever they are,” said Carolyn Criscitiello, Head of Digital Payments, Wealth and Personal Banking, HSBC USA.

Western Union expands real-time digital payout capabilities globally

Western Union made good on its 2019 promise to expand its real-time payout into bank accounts, wallets, and cards in 100 countries by 2020.

The company announced Monday that digital transactions grew 96%, including 53% for WesternUnion.com in the third quarter of 2020. Further, there was significant incremental growth from digital partnerships. The payment giant saw strong customer engagement because the average monthly active customer growth was 47% during the quarter.

In the context of the company’s expansion of real-time, cross-border payouts into billions of bank accounts in 100 countries, Jean Claude Farah, Western Union President Global Network, said the company’s strategy was purpose-built for where the world is headed.

“With rapid execution with global scale, we are powering the world’s cross-border payment momentum with a globally diverse network to serve payment solutions, anytime and anywhere.”

The real-time payout capabilities are available to bank accounts and/or wallets or cards globally through select partners or banks.

Related Story: Heavyweights Are Match-Making In Global Cards And Payments

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Source: https://dailyalts.com/hsbc-western-union-announce-global-real-time-payments/

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