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Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance Publishes Global Cryptoasset Regulatory Study

The Cambridge Centre for  Alternative Finance (CCAF), with the support of the Nomura Research Institute (NRI), has just published a new study entitled the Global Cryptoasset Regulatory Landscape Study. The report is a detailed analysis of the regulatory environment in multiple jurisdictions from around the… Read More

Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance Publishes 4th European Alternative Finance Report. Total Online Alternative Finance Grows 36% Topping €10 Billion

The Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance (CCAF) has published its 4th annual European Alternative Finance report. The publication, entitled “Shifting Paradigms” – completed in partnership with the University of Agder in Norway, tracks the growth of alternative finance across Europe including the UK. According to… Read More

Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance Launches New Fintech Collaboration Network with UN Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean

The Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance (CCAF), the leading research group on all things Fintech, has launched a new Fintech collaboration network in partnership with the United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (UNECLAC). According to a release by the UK government,… Read More

North American Securities Administrators Association Worries About Fintech and State Regulatory Relevance

Last week, the North American Securities Administrators Association (NASAA) issued their legislative agenda for the 116th Congress. Buried within their priorities were the Association’s concerns pertaining to emerging Fintech services. Fintech has the capacity to provide better services for both consumers and businesses – typically… Read More

Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance Research: Fintech Can Boost Financial Inclusion if Regulatory Innovation Exists

A new report by the Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance (CCAF) states that if properly regulated, Fintech can “extend the benefits of financial inclusion to millions of unbanked and underbanked people around the world.” Fintech has the potential to provide enormous benefit for the less… Read More

Regtech: Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance Launches New Regulatory Benchmarking Survey

The Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance (CCAF), the leading research institute for all things Fintech,  has launched its first survey of Regtech (regulatory technology) and Suptech (supervisory technology) firms. The new report is being completed in partnership with EY Japan. CCAF states that fieldwork is… Read More

Q&A: Invesdor’s Mikko Savolainen on 2018 Successes & 2019 Plans

2018 was another great year for Invesdor, according to management. Founded in 2012 and headquartered in Helsinki with a branch office in Stockholm, the award-winning Nordic market leader in digital fundraising and investing connects European growth companies with global investors. Named Best Nordic Fintech Startup 2018 and regulated… Read More

Alternative Finance is Booming in Latin America: Diego Herrera from the Inter-American Development Bank Provides Deeper Perspective into the Fast Emerging Fintech Market

Last month, CI covered the Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance (CCAF) Americas Report. Overall, alternative finance grew 26% with the US dominating the sector as the largest market in the region. But digging into Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC), this market grew by a huge 94%… Read More

A Closer Look at the US Alternative Finance Market

Last month, the Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance (CCAF) published their annual report on alternative finance covering the Americas. “Reaching New Heights” covered online alternative finance data in North, South, and Central America as well as the Caribbean. CI wrote about the report when it first came… Read More

The Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance, Asian Development Bank Institute, and FinTechSpace Launch ASEAN Fintech Industry Survey

The Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance (CCAF) at the University of Cambridge Judge Business School,  Asian Development Bank Institute and FinTechSpace have formed a partnership to launch the ASEAN Fintech Industry Survey – the first study of its kind. According to CCAF, the research will focus… Read More

Fintech News: The Biggest Fintech Stories of 2018

Fintech, or financial innovation, is pervasive within the financial services industry. Innovation has always existed in this sector of business but the advent of the internet combined with the creativity of risk taking entrepreneurs has engendered an accelerated period of disruptive change in finance. Think about… Read More

EY Report: In the UK, Crowdfunding Tops Bank Financing as Preferred Option

EY has published their second annual “Fast Growth Tracker” report that surveys founders and entrepreneurs in the UK. The brief report provides an interesting perspective into the UK innovation economy that is vital to economic growth and prosperity. An interesting finding from the report is… Read More

Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance Publishes Americas Report: Sector Grows by 26% as US Market Leads with 97% of Market Share

“Reaching New Heights” The Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance (CCAF) has published their annual report on alternative finance covering the Americas. According to Reaching New Heights: the 3rd Americas Alternative Finance Industry Report covering data for 2017, across the Americas alternative finance grew by 26%… Read More

Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance Publishes Definitive Global Cryptoasset Benchmarking Report

The Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance (CCAF) has just published their second annual report on cryptocurrencies and the digital asset ecosystem. The Global CryptoAsset Benchmarking study is a must read for any industry participant and policymakers engaged in the regulatory oversight of cryptoassets as the… Read More

Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance: Asia Pacific Alternative Finance Sector Grows to $358 Billion Dominated by China

The Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance (CCAF) is out with their 3rd Asia Pacific Region Alternative Finance Industry Report. According to CCAF, the alternative finance sector in the Asia Pacific (APAC) region increased to $358 billion in 2017 but overall growth has slowed. As in previous… Read More

UK Alternative Finance Market Grows 35% Aided by Institutional Participation, Some Segments Slow & Brexit Concerns are Significant

The Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance (CCAF) has published its annual report on the UK alternative finance for 2017. This is the 5th UK benchmarking report CCAF has published. According to the research, overall the sector of finance grew 35% versus the year prior to… Read More

Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance Publishes Document on Distributed Ledger Technology, Seeks to Provide Common Framework for Fast Emerging Blockchain Industry

Defining Distributed Ledger Technology Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT), also frequently referenced as blockchain, is a fast emerging sector of finance but also has the capacity to extend into other sectors of industry. Yet DLT is frequently misunderstood and regularly terminology is at odds across sector… Read More

Research: Marketplace Lending DOES Benefit Borrowers but Improving Credit Scores May Mean More Debt

There has been an ongoing debate regarding the benefits of marketplace lending when it comes to consumer loans.  A Federal Reserve study hammered peer to peer lending (ie marketplace lending) in late 2017 only to see the study pulled as industry advocates highlighted shortcomings in… Read More

Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance Launches Benchmarking Study for Blockchain

The Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance (CCAF) at the Judge Business School at Cambridge University in the UK, has launched their second annual Blockchain study following their first successful blockchain benchmarking report in 2017. CCAF recently completed their 2nd Global Cryptoasset Benchmarking Study and is in… Read More

Queen Máxima of the Netherlands to Address Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance Annual Event

Her Majesty Queen Máxima of the Netherlands will address the Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance (CCAF) next week as part of its annual event at the University of Cambridge. Queen Máxima will be speaking in an official capacity as the UN Secretary General’s Special Advocate… Read More

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