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Financial Times: Should you use your Isa for peer-to-peer lending?

In an article looking at peer-to-peer lending, a recent report from the Centre for Alternative Finance at Cambridge Judge estimated that institutions now account for about a quarter of peer-to-peer lending activity. (subscription)   Read the full article [ft.com]  …

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Business Weekly: UK alternative finance market grows to 3.2bn

Report by the Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance found that the UK online alternative finance sector grew 84 per cent in 2015, facilitating £3.2 billion in investments, loans and donations.   Read the full article[Business Weekly]  …

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The Independent: Small talk: Alternative finance has an exciting future

Further coverage of the alternative finance report co-authored at the Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance and UK innovation foundation Nesta. The report found that in 2015 the UK online alternative finance sector grew 84 per cent, facilitating £3.2 billion in…

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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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