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Reuters.com: Pension funds, small businesses boost growth in UK alternative finance

The UK online alternative finance market grew 43 per cent in 2016 to £4.6 billion, nearly three quarters of that for startups and smaller businesses, says the fourth annual UK Alternative Finance Industry report by the Cambridge Centre for Alternative…

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BBC: Money changing

Technology is changing the ways we interact with money. More and more people today use mobile technologies to pay taxes, buy goods or choose cryptocurrency for financial transactions. Bryan Zhang, co-founder of the Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance, says: “Thanks…

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Financial Times: Market place lenders struggle to find borrowers

Bryan Zhang, director of the Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance (CCAF), comments on peer-to-peer lending. “The market has been developing very quickly. One watershed moment was when [UK] regulations came in in 2014 — that gave more confidence to institutional…

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Quartz: One in five central banks say they will be using blockchain tech by 2019

Central banks are pretty bullish on blockchain technology, says a new study from the Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance at Cambridge Judge. One in five central banks surveyed say they will deploy some form of blockchain tech within the next…

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Crowdfund Insider: Asia-Pacific alternative finance rises to a quarter trillion dollars in 2016 led by China

The Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance (CCAF) found that the Asia-Pacific online alternative finance market grew 136 per cent last year to $245.3 billion, led by strong growth in China. Bryan Zhang, Interim Executive Director of the CCAF, said, “As…

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Forbes: Bitcoin, blockchain and billions

A study looking at global cryptocurrency markets by the Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance is featured in the article. The 2017 Global Cryptocurrency Benchmarking Study gathered and analysed data from approximately 150 cryptocurrency organisations and individuals, and is the first…

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Crowdfund Insider: The future of finance tackled at an annual event in Cambridge

Innovation in alternative finance and what the future looks like was discussed at the second annual conference recently held by the Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance (CCAF). Bryan Zhang of CCAF said: “This year’s annual conference focused on the big…

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P2P banking: Survey open for new study on Asian fintech

The Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance (CCAF) has partnered with the Australian Centre for Financial Studies at Monash University and Tsinghua University Graduate School at Shenzhen to launch the 2016-2017 Asia-Pacific Region Alternative Finance Industry Survey. The survey will focus…

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Mortgage Introducer: Cambridge academics offer FCA P2P insights

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) will be working with academics from the University of Cambridge Judge Business School in a bid to understand how peer-to-peer lending and crowdfunding should be regulated. Bryan Zheng Zhang, director at the Cambridge Centre for…

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Finance Magnates: Alternative finance market in Europe

The European online alternative finance market grew 92 per cent to €5.4 billion in 2015, according to a report by the Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance at Cambridge Judge Business School. The report was based on data from 367 crowdfunding,…

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