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AltFi London Summit 2020 – RESCHEDULED

Given the uncertainty around coronavirus and the current travel restrictions in place, AltFi has decided to reschedule the AltFi London Summit 2020 until 9 November. While this is obviously disappointing news given the exciting developments in our industry, we’ll be investing this extra time in… Read More

Mintos Recognized as Alternative Finance Platform of the Year

Mintos, a marketplace for investing in loans that has facilitated nearly €4 billion, has been recognized as the Alternative Finance Platform of The Year and People’s Choice during AltFi Awards 2019. The recognition took place on the 18 November during the annual AltFi Berlin Summit. Mintos… Read More

CrowdProperty Provides Performance Metrics Disclosing Lending Returns Using Brismo Methodolgy

Peer to peer property lender CrowdProperty is now disclosing their performance metrics using Brismo’s (formerly known as AltFi) standardized reporting methodology. CrowdPropert states that it is the first property development platform to incorporate the Brismo process which is described as an independent standard. Commenting on the… Read More

AltFi London Summit Preps for Event this Month as UK Alternative Finance Continues to Grow

The 5th Annual London Summit is scheduled to take place on March 26th during a time of significant change in the UK. Brexit jitters along with dramatic regulatory changes such as Open Banking and PSD2 has created a varied and dynamic environment. Yet alternative finance… Read More

Crowdcube Receives Two Awards at AltFi’s Third Annual Awards

On Monday, UK-based equity crowdfunding platform Crowdcube announced it received two awards during the 2016 AltFi Annual Awards. The event celebrated achievements within the alternative finance industry and had 28 categories, including 13 new ones. Crowdcube revealed it was named “Crowdfunding Platform of the Year,” which… Read More

AltFi Lists Equity Crowdfunding Offer on Crowdcube

AltFi, an alternative finance news site/events organizer and data provider, has listed an offer on Crowdcube to sell 7.69% equity stake in the firm for £250,000.  AltFi holds a 30% stake in its sister company AltFi data which periodically publishes reports on alternative finance …. Read More

AltFi Publishes Report on UK Crowdfunded Companies: “Where They Are Now 2016”

In their second installmant of “Where They Are Now?”, alternative finance research firm AltFi has published an update on the status of crowdfunded companies since 2011. According to AltFi’s report; “A high proportion of crowdfunded companies remain active – 73.60% of the capital raised in… Read More

Crowdcube Calls for Common Set of Benchmarks to Measure Platform Performance

Investment crowdfunding platform Crowdcube has called on the industry to create a common set of rules and principles to measure platform performance and the returns generated by crowdfunded companies. The statement comes on the heals of a report by AltFi on the status of companies… Read More

Online Lending at AltFi: A New Phase for a Growing Industry

  When I realized the 2016 AltFi Conference was at the posh Pierre Hotel on the corner of Central Park, it immediately gave me pause. I remembered 2007 and 2008 when certain mortgage-backed security investment conferences were held at such addresses. Also, is the storied… Read More

Ron Suber on Marketplace Lending: Keep Calm & Lend On (Deck)

Ron Suber, President of Prosper Marketplace, presented at the Fall AltFi conference in Manhattan yesterday and delivered a keynote address on the status of marketplace lending. Now most industry observers know that  the online lending industry was hit with a one-two punch this year. As the economy… Read More

AltFi CAN Capital Presents ‘Take the Reins’ SME Winners

CAN Capital, a market share leader in alternative small business finance, today announced the winners of its Take the Reins contest. Chosen from over 800 submissions, ten small businesses won $5,000 each toward essential items like equipment, merchandise and technology, and four small businesses won a custom… Read More

Seedrs Teams Up With AltFi to Create 5 Steps to a Successful Crowdfunding Campaign

Seedrs announced on Tuesday that it has teamed up with AltFi to create the 5 Steps to a Successful Crowdfunding Campaign.  Seedrs’ Tom Channell and Sam Hodges from AltFi, shared: “Deciding to embark on an equity crowdfunding round is a big decision for any founder. A successful campaign… Read More

Brief: Big Society Capital Requests Proposals For Crowd Match Fund

Big Society Capital today released a Request for Proposals from crowdfunding and alternative finance platforms for the Crowd Match Fund, according to the company’s press release. The £5 million fund will match crowdfunded investments made by individuals into social investment tax relief (SITR)-eligible charities and… Read More

Brief: AltFi Announces Details For The Inaugural Australasia Summit 2016

AltFi, a media outlet for alternative finance, announced this week details about the inaugural AltFi Australasian Summit 2016 in Sydney, which is set to be held next February 29th in Sydney. This event will provide attendees with a deep dive into the inner workings of… Read More

Research: Equity Crowdfunding Status Report in the UK

Equity crowdfunding and its success will eventually be measured based off the returns generate for the investors. In the US ,equity crowdfunding is still in its infancy with only accredited crowdfunding having gained some minor traction. In the UK, which boasts a more enlightened regulatory… Read More

Crowdcube Captures Three Crowdfunding Awards Within 24-Hour Period

This has been such a big month for Crowdcube! Along with announcing its new partnership with Amazon Launchpad, the UK-based equity crowdfunding platform revealed that last week it bagged not one, not two, but three awards within a 24-hour period. While explaining details about the first… Read More

Brief: Funding Circle & SyndicateRoom Among Winners of the 2015 AltFi Awards

AltFi, a media outlet for alternative finance, recently announced the winners of this years AltFi Awards. Among the winners were Funding Circle and SyndicateRoom. It was noted that this year AltFi split the award categories into three sections: Industry, Small Business & Investor. “For the industry… Read More


The Global Regulatory Forum on Alternative Finance is the world’s first high-level, thought leadership event focused on the opportunities and challenges that alternative finance presents to policy makers and regulators.  It will convene key decision makers to help instill the ideas that will shape well-designed… Read More

Crowdfunding Risks And Regs: FCA Chair And Acting CEO Tracey McDermott Speaks Before Treasury Select Committee

Last week, Financial Conduct Authority Chair and acting CEO Tracey McDermott visited Parliament last week, and spoke before the Treasury Select Committee on topics including alternative financing sources. She addressed questions of risk for investors in crowdfunding and peer-to-peer lending, as well as the role of regulation…. Read More

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