by Charlene Cranny

When I started to work in the finance industry 8 years ago it wasn’t because I knew anything about finance. I didn’t learn about it at home or at school. I just knew that greedy bankers were doing bad things to people and the planet to play a game of billy big bonus with their mates. That’s why I started working in finance. To change that.

I have learned a LOT more since then.

It’s not just bankers or fund managers that can make money from stocks and shares. We all can.

I now invest a bit…


by Nick Jardine, Curation Corp

The increasingly conscious consumer demands transparency. There’s a need to know where the raw ingredients for your morning coffee or cheeky afternoon bar of chocolate came from. It’s becoming a requirement to learn who stitched the label onto your new sweater and the carbon footprint of your latest impulse buy.

This demand for clarity and disclosure is a good thing. It holds corporates accountable, at times forcing them to confront issues such as deforestation and unethical labour standards head-on. It’s also something retail investors could think about when putting their money to work.

The growth…


By Danyal Sattar, CEO of Big Issue Invest

Photo by Markus Spiske

In my Tai Chi practice, we start the Tai Chi Form, the series of 37 moves that make up the seven-minute short form sequence, with something not immediately obvious from the outside.

The movement where we stand before starting the form, is a moment of undifferentiated stillness. The first shift of the weight, from one leg to another, for the first step, initiates and recognises the distinction of the Yin from the Yang.

Yin energy represents the more inward, Yang the more outward. Yin is winter — building up your reserves. Yang…


Recently Moneyhub wrote about how open finance drives greater transparency in pensions and investment impact. Today we announce a partnership with Moneyhub to connect positive impact savings and investing with open banking technology.

Open banking is the practice of sharing financial information by electronic means in a way that is secure, and only under conditions that customers approve of. The scope of it means that people are more easily able to get a bigger picture of their financial position and how they manage their money.

Moneyhub is a leading open finance platform using the power of open banking technology and…


Before I begin, (disclaimer) I work at The Big Exchange and I love what we do.

For those of you who don’t know, The Big Exchange is an online investment platform: a place where you can invest your money online by selecting different investments, managed by professionals, that we present to you — we’re a bit like a digital shop window for investments.

But not just any shop window… The Big Exchange is different in two ways to the other online “shops” out there where you can already invest.

Firstly, we’re founded by The Big Issue Group. We have a…


The Big Exchange is changing the financial system so everyone’s money can count for more, starting with the way we invest. Learn more here. Capital at risk.

Follow The Big Exchange on Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter or Facebook. Please remember that when investing, making money is not guaranteed and your capital is at risk. The value of your fund can go down as well as up. Tax treatment depends on an individual’s circumstances and may be subject to change.

The Big Exchange (TBF) Limited is a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Big Exchange Limited. The Big Exchange (TBF) Limited is an Appointed Representative of Resolution Compliance Limited, which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FRN 574048).


by Nigel Kershaw, OBE

The Big Exchange, co-founded by The Big Issue, is an online social impact investment platform built for everyone in the UK to be able to access actively-managed funds rated for their ‘positive impact’. It has 11 investment managers and 40 funds that can be invested in online. Here is the story of how Nigel Kershaw OBE came to found The Big Exchange and bring impact investing to us all so everyone’s money can count for more. Capital at risk.


by Charmaine Crisp, The Big Exchange

Far less women invest than men. That is a fact. (1) But the reasons why women invest less than men, is the part which requires some dissection.

People often assume it’s because women are more “cautious” when it comes to investing. However, when they do engage, research shows they are confident investors with performance outcomes that are just as good, if not better than their male counterparts. (2)

As women continue to rise and thrive in the workplace, teamed with the explosion of female entrepreneurship, this “cautious” and “risk-adverse” rhetoric just doesn’t seem to…


This is a three-part series on The Big Exchange Fund Bundles to give some deeper insight into how we package some of our 40 actively managed funds for investors who would prefer not to pick n’ mix. This week we will be looking at what the bundles are and why they were developed.

First, we want to give you a jargon-buster warning. As part of our mission for financial inclusion, we always aim to write in a language everyone can understand. …


Financial markets are complicated, full of jargon and layered with market manipulation. It can often be about money for money’s sake.

In case you were curled up in a ball trying to weather out January and didn’t notice, this week a 3 million-person group of mostly amateur investors on Reddit banded together to take the stock of a US video-game retailer to over 100x times its value. Many of them used a trading app for everyday investors to buy these shares.

In short (forgive the pun), when the huge Reddit community r/WallStreetBets came together to buy the stock in Gamestop…

The Big Exchange

Built for people who believe money can help create a better future. Capital at risk.

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store