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European alternative finance market could top €7b in 2015

The European alternative finance market grew 144 per cent last year to €2,957 million. 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…

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Real Business: While smaller than the industry in the UK, alternative finance in Europe cannot be ignored

The new report by Cambridge Judge Business School and EY found that the European online alternative finance market grew by 144% last year to nearly €3b and could top €7b in 2015. Robert Wardrop, executive director of the Centre for…

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Crowdfund Insider: Investor & Cambridge research fellow Robert Wardrop elucidates alternative finance’s complexities and societal differences’ effect on markets

In the interview, Robert Wardrop, Executive Director of Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance at Cambridge Judge Business School, talks about his career, alternative finance and women in crowdfunding as well as the results of the report Moving Mainstream: The European…

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Crowdfund Insider: The University of Cambridge launches Europe wide Alternative Finance Benchmarking Survey: twelve major industry associations and EY collaborate

The study will be the largest to date on crowdfunding, peer-to-peer lending and other forms of alternative finance in Europe, which aims to "capture the size, transaction volume and growth of the alternative finance markets across Europe". Raghavendra Rau, Sir…

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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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