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Financial Times: P2P sheds ‘alternative’ label and moves into mainstream

Peer-to-peer lending is “almost no longer an ‘alternative’ form of finance but another lending channel for banks, hedge funds, pension funds and others, finds a report on UK alternative finance co-authored by the Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance. (subscription)  …

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Bloomberg Business: CME Group Foundation grants USD 1m to University of Cambridge

CME Group Foundation grants $1 million to support the study of alternative finance by Cambridge Judge Business School. The University’s Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance will study crowdfunding and peer-to-peer lending in five regions around the world.   Read the…

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City AM: Alternative finance in 2016: Why the latest industry report tells us it’s now too big to ignore

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 the University of Cambridge and UK…

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Business Because: Blockchain: UK b-school duo partners Citi, KPMG, CME Group to launch fintech courses

Cambridge University Judge Business School to launch new courses focusing on fintech over the next few years. “We’re seeing a lot of interest from mainstream financial industries and from students who want to work at these financial technology companies,” said…

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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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BBC: Business and Economics

Robert Wardrop, executive director of the Centre for Alternative Finance at Cambridge Judge Business School, discusses the new report on alternative finance that shows the UK online alternative finance market grows to £3.2 billion in 2015. (Link is not available)…

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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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FinExtra: CME donates $1 million to Cambridge University for research into alternative finance

CME Group Foundation today announced it will provide a $1 million grant for the benefit of research at the Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance (CCAF) at the University of Cambridge into the rapid growth of alternative financial channels. Read the…

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Bloomberg: CME Group Foundation grants $1 million to support the study of alternative finance by the University of Cambridge Judge Business School

The grant, from the foundation of the parent company of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, will fund research into the rapid growth of alternative financial channels and instruments such as crowdfunding and peer-to-peer lending. It is the largest grant outside the…

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