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Cambridge Reports Thriving Alt Fi Market In Europe

The Cambridge Judge Business School is arguably the world’s leading authority on alternative finance and crowdfunding. It has just released a report on the state of the market in Europe, excluding the UK. Highlights include:   France, Germany and the Netherlands are the top three countries for online alternative finance by market volume in Europe, […]

P2P Crowdfunders: ‘Superior Speed, Cost, Customer Experience’

Reportstack offers a survey of the P2P market – but it has to be paid for. Below are the bits you can read for free: “P2P Lending: Responding to Disruption is a new market research publication announced by Reportstack. P2P platforms have grown exponentially in the last couple of years. “Their superior customer experience, speed, and ultimately […]

Alternative Finance: Great Growth – And Nifty Nomenclature!

The media is descending the recent Cambridge Judge/NESTA report on crowdfunding with great enthusiasm. Crowdfundinsider excitedly reports a projection that the alternative finance sector will be worth £5 billion next year. If that’s right, our mathematics tells us that’s a projected growth rate of 56.25 per cent next year. Last year saw an 84 per cent […]

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.  […]

Nicola Horlick on the “Robber Banks”

Daylight robbery – on the high street! It’s no surprise that the crowdfunding is expanding so rapidly. Last week, I pointed out the shocking fact that by leaving money on deposit with banks and building societies, British savers and investors £57 billion a year worse off, because of lost interest. Call it “The Great Savings […]

Crowdfunding Up By More Than 50%

New figures from the National Endowment for Science Technology and the Arts (NESTA), a charitable body, reveal that the number of crowdfunding platforms operating in the UK rose by over 50% in 2013. NESTA’s online commentary service, The Economic Voice reports that the number of crowdfunding platforms operating in the UK, across every type from reward-based crowdfunding […]

UK Set to Lead World in Crowdfunding

Britain is set to overtake the United States as the world leader in crowdfunding, according to Money&Co. CEO, Nicola Horlick. Speaking at a crowdfunding event organised by the NESTA charity (National Endowment for Science Technology and the Arts), the Money&Co. chief executive said: “I think we will become a world leader, partly because we are […]