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Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance (CCAF)

$1 million grant secured for the study of alternative finance

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. CME Group Foundation today announced it will provide a…

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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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Computer Weekly: One-fifth of consumers will trust tech firms for all financial products by 2025

Research suggests in ten years 20% of consumers will trust fintech companies to supply all types of financial products and services. According to the report by the Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance (CCAF), the market is growing rapidly in Europe.…

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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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Reuters: Thomson Reuters collaborates with the University of Cambridge, Tsinghua University and the University of Sydney on Asia Pacific’s first alternative finance benchmarking survey

The Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance at Cambridge Judge has joined forces with the Tsinghua University Graduate School of Shenzhen and the University of Sydney Business School to launch the first alternative finance benchmarking survey in the Asia-Pacific region. Raghavendra…

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The Yorkshire Post: Lack of SME finance awareness ‘could cost economy £20m by 2020’

A study co-authored by the Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance found that 80 per cent of lending to small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) was provided by four UK banks. More than half of SMEs in the study said they didn’t…

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Crowdfundinsider: Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance and partner universities launch the 2015 Asia-Pacific alternative finance benchmarking study

The Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance at Cambridge Judge has joined forces with the Tsinghua University Graduate School of Shenzhen and the University of Sydney Business School to launch the first alternative finance benchmarking survey in Asia-Pacific region. Raghavendra Rau,…

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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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Helsingin Sanomat: Alternative finance

The daily Finnish newspaper talks to Robert Wardrop, Executive Director at Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance at Cambridge Judge Business School. Alternative finance will become more and more popular in Finland as it can solve a number of financial problems…

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Crowdfund Insider: The University of Cambridge and University of Chicago join forces to launch the 2015 Americas alternative finance benchmarking survey

The Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance at Cambridge Judge has joined forces with the Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation at Chicago Booth School of Business to launch the first benchmarking survey on alternative finance across North, Central and South…

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