Tagged: research

Here is the Fed Report on Online Lending for Small Businesses; “Through the Eyes of Mom & Pop’s”


Every now and then the Federal Reserve kicks out some interesting research regarding Fintech and alternative finance. During the waning days of summer, the Federal Reserve of Cleveland published a report on online lending entitled; “Alternative Lending Through the Eyes of Mom & Pop Small… Read More

Report: Fintech Collaboration is Key for Investment Banks

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EY, in collaboration with Innovate Finance, has published a report on the need for investment banks to collaborate with Fintech firms and embrace innovation.  Entitled Capital Markets: Innovation and the Fintech Landscape, the authors state that while Fintech may have started with P2P lending, equity… Read More

Innovate Finance States Global VC Investment in Fintech Up Versus 2015

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Innovate Finance, an association for the global Fintech industry founded in 2014, has revealed that global venture capital in Fintech for the first half of 2016 is up significantly. According to their numbers, during the first 6 months of the year, global Fintech investment increased… Read More

Biz2Credit Says Bank SME Loan Approvals Moved Up in August

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Small business loan approval rates at larger banks, institutions with $10 billion or more in assets,  bounced back in August, according to the most recent Biz2Credit Small Business Lending Index. Further, approval percentages at institutional lenders hit a new Index high. Meanwhile, approval rates at small… Read More

Research: European Alternative Finance Jumps to €5.4 billion in 2015

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  Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance Publishes 2nd Annual Research Report on European Alternative Finance The Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance (CCAF) has published its 2nd report on the rapid growth of alternative finance across Europe. Entitled “Sustaining Momentum“, the CCAF research has quickly become… Read More

Moody’s: Marketplace Lending is Good for Small Business Even as Pitfalls Remain

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Moody’s has published a report on the marketplace lending industry stating that platforms are “steadily expanding credit to small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) – but challenges remain. The authors are of the opinion that partnerships with traditional banks may ease the path forward for… Read More

Taiwan: Report on Crowdfunding

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Below is a report that was forwarded to Crowdfund Insider a few weeks back outlining the crowdfunding market in Taiwan.  As we published recently, investment crowdfunding has been slow to take off but rewards based crowdfunding has apparently generated decent traction. If the regulators get… Read More

Ethan Mollick: Kickstarter Crowdfunding Projects Have Created Over 5000 Full Time Jobs, Over 160,000 Temporary Positions

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Ethan Mollick, a professor and researcher at Wharton, recently published new research on Kickstarter. Mollick focuses on entrepreneurship and innovation and is one of a few academians focusing their attention on alternative finance. His most recent research, entitled “Containing Multitudes: The Many Impacts of Kickstarter… Read More

Queen’s University Scientists Unveils Crowdfunding Platform Dedicated to Northern Ireland Cancer Research Projects

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A group of Queen’s University scientists announced this week the launch of their crowdfunding platform, ResearchFunderNI, which is dedicated to raising funds for various cancer research projects in Northern Ireland. ResearchFunderNi revealed it has partnered with cancer and medical research charities to collect funding for… Read More

Global Entrepreneurship Monitor: Obtaining Finance is Particularly Difficult for SMEs

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The Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) report on Entrepreneurial Financing was published earlier this month. The document is a global snapshot on the state of entrepreneurial endeavors around the world. Produced by a team of researchers from Babson, Oxford and the University of South Africa, Capetown,… Read More

A Case of Regulatory Evolution: A Review of the UK Financial Conduct Authority’s Approach to Crowdfunding

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  Across Europe, crowdfunding is quickly moving from a fringe funding instrument to becoming a mainstream – finance channel, connecting “crowds” to fund businesses, projects and individuals. In its recently published Report on Crowdfunding in the EU Capital Markets Union, the European Commission details the… Read More

Global Fintech Investment Growth (Infographic)

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Below is an infographic created in conjunction with London Fintech Week which commences next Monday (July 18).  The research compiled on Fintech growth is quite interesting showing a dramatic increase in the Asia Pacific region and slowing growth in the UK.  China has overtaken Europe,… Read More