Tag Archives: Cambridge University

Cambridge Survey Sees P2P At Centre Of Growing AltFi Sector – Plus Loan Latest

A new survey from the Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance reveals a vital, fast-growing altfi industry. Indeed, the term “alternative” may soon be a misnomer, as the industry enters the mainstream. The news agency Reuters cites Bryan Zhang, a friend of Money&Co., and reports the findings in a news piece. We run an excerpt below. […]

Cambridge To ‘Help FCA Understand’ P2P Crowdfunding

Cambridge academic Brian Zhang is to play a leading role in what we at Money&Co. see as the re-positioning of peer-to-peer (P2P) lending as a mainstream asset class. The Financial Times, perhaps a little, unkindly, reports that the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has hired Cambridge Judge’s alternative-data department to “ help it understand” P2P and […]

UK P2P Lenders More Engaged Than US In Fast-Growing Market

We may not be bigger, but it seems we might be better. The UK’s peer-to-peer (P2P) lending market is fast-growing and, per capita, draws more commitment from lenders, according to a report from Business Insider. The report draws on a research document compiled by Business Insider, with supplementary data from Cambridge University and Ernst & […]

‘P2P Crowdfunded Loans Can Offer Steady Returns Like Fixed-Income Assets’

The Judge Business School of Cambridge University is a beacon of clarity and measured thought in the field of alternative finance, of which crowdfunding is an increasingly important part. Today, we offer extracts of a new report, published online. The outline features key figures at the Judge school, including Bryan Zhang, director of policy and […]

European Benchmarking Report – Cambridge The Best Judge

Mercator Advisory Group, a payments consultancy, has produced a new, if incomplete, report on our sector. Far more authoritative and comprehensive is the Moving Mainstream report, masterminded by leading Cambridge University academic, Bryan Zhang. This free report is available by clicking here. Bryan spoke at the recent Discovering The Power Of The Crowd conference, co-sponsored […]

Policy, Regulation, Execution – Cambridge Alt Fi Survey Author Speaks

The reverberations of the pan-European report on alternative finance, co-authored by Cambridge Judge Business School, part of Cambridge University, and EY, the global consulting and accountancy organisation, are only just being felt. The report has been well-received across Europe, with extensive press coverage in the FT, Bloomberg, Le Monde, Les Echos, FD and Der Spiegel […]

Cambridge Report: UK Dominates Soaring European Alt Fi Market

Today sees the publication of the promised report on the European market for online alternative finance. A number of media outlets carry news of the report, including the Financial Times (subscription required). The FT faithfully records the report’s findings that the market grew by 144 per cent last year to almost Euros 3 billion, and […]

Cambridge Pan-European Finance Study To Break New Ground

Our research trip to Cambridge University’s Judge Business School, and interview with leading crowdfund academic Bryan Zhang Zheng revealed some exciting information, although much of it is embargoed for Monday. “Alternative finance, with crowdfunding a big part of it, is expanding and developing, and transparency is key to this,” said Bryan. “It is opening up […]

Cambridge Academic Affirms P2P Crowdfunding Growth

The Money&Co. team recently took the opportunity to catch up with Bryan Zheng Zhang, doctoral student at Cambridge University with an encyclopaedic knowledge of the crowdfunding market. Bryan was a leading light in the production of the latest report on our sector, which was published as a joint venture with the National Endowment for Science Technology and […]

Alt Fi Growth Is Good News For Borrowers And Lenders Alike

The alternative-finance way of matching borrowers and lenders is yielding exciting results Cambridge University and Nesta recently published a report entitled “Understanding Alternative Finance”.  According to the report, the alternative finance market in the UK will have provided £1.74 billion during 2014 and this compares to £267 million in 2012 and £666 million in 2013.  […]