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“Sustaining Momentum” – European Alternative Finance Industry Report

The European online alternative finance market grew 92 per cent to €5.4 billion in 2015, according to the second annual survey by the Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance, in partnership with KPMG and supported by CME Group Foundation. Dr Robert…

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Harnessing potential

The Asia-Pacific alternative finance market grew 323 per cent to $102.8 billion in 2015, led by four-fold growth to more than $100 billion in China, finds first regional benchmarking report. The survey was conducted by a research team from the…

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New research shows UK online alternative finance market grows to £3.2 billion in 2015

In 2015 the UK online alternative finance sector grew 84 per cent, facilitating £3.2 billion in investments, loans and donations, according to a joint report published today by the Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance at the University of Cambridge and…

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Do you qualify? Banker turned academic, Robert Wardrop, says that borrowers who rely on affordability alone may still default

Robert Wardrop is worried about behaviour. In fact he was so worried about it that he left behind 30 years' experience in the investment industry to return to academia, establishing the Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance (CCAF) to look more…

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Alternative finance: all grown up and coming to a business near you

One of the less predictable consequences of the financial crisis has been the growth of alternative finance providers, particularly online platforms. These services have become more popular in part because of the regulatory constraints imposed upon mainstream financial providers in…

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City AM: Alternative finance powerlist: These are the most influential people in peer-to-peer lending and crowdfunding

The European online alternative finance market grew by 144 per cent last year to nearly €3 billion and could top €7 billion in 2015, according to the pan-European benchmarking of alternative finance produced by the Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance…

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Financial Times: Sports look for new tactics to raise cash from fans

Sports clubs are turning to fans for new finance developments, writes Malcolm Moore in the FT. For sport clubs it can be tricky to get a loan from bank as there is "a level of reputational risk," says Robert Wardrop,…

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Global Finance: Shadow banking: the future of banking?

Tiziana Barghini looks at the alternative finance market and reasons for its exponential growth. According to a study by the new Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance at University of Cambridge Judge Business School, the European alternative finance market grew 144…

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Bloomberg View: Europe weans itself off bank loans

A report produced by the new Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance at University of Cambridge Judge Business School and professional services organisation EY, estimates that the European online financial market is surging and could reach €7 billion this year. The…

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EU Observer: Crowdfunding and alternative finance to top €7b, research says

Alternative finance sector grew by 144 percent in 2014 to nearly €3 billion and, having averaged growth of 115 percent over the past three years, should more than double this year, says the new report by Cambridge Judge Business School…

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