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Forbes: Another astonishing year for UK alternative finance

Another year, another impressive leap forward for the UK’s alternative finance sector, writes David Prosser in Forbes. The sector grew 84 per cent in 2015 according to the report co-authored by Bryan Zhang at the Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance…

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Financial Times: Banks behind a quarter of loans on peer-to-peer websites

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 by the Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance at Cambridge Judge Business School and UK…

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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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The Times: Innovative ways to fund businesses are on the increase and are opening new doors for SMEs

In a special report “Understanding European Capital Markets,” Bryan Zhang of the Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance at Cambridge Judge comments on various types of alternative finance. Alternative finance is “any form of financial channels and instruments that have emerged…

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Business Weekly: Bank of England engages with Cambridge ‘brains’

Bank of England COO Charlotte Hogg and CIO John Finch came to Cambridge to discuss how to build effective markets. The duo met with Cambridge Judge Business School academics and some entrepreneurs to “to listen and learn how businesses think…

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City AM: Laggard no more? A look at what European markets offer investors and why platforms are peering across the Channel

If you want to keep up with alternative lending, you should probably be looking to the continent. But it’s worth waving a yellow flag of caution. Bryan Zhang, director of the Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance at Cambridge Judge Business…

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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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University of Cambridge: Alternative finance market set to double in 2015

The UK’s alternative finance market – which includes crowdfunding, peer-to-peer lending and invoice trading – is set to reach nearly £2 billion by the end of the year, and is expected to double in 2015, as businesses increasingly seek more…

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Reuters: UK alternative finance market set to surge in 2015 – study

Britain's alternative finance market is forecast to more than double this year and next, said a study published on Friday, as peer-to-peer lending, invoice trading and crowdfunding shift into the mainstream. The report from innovation charity Nesta and the University…

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