Tagged: research

France’s Online Alternative Finance Doubles in Size – Crowdfunding Grows 40%

The French Crowdfunding Association (Financement Participatif France) released today the 3rd edition of its annual industry Barometer. For the first time, the data was compiled by auditing and consulting firm KPMG, which lends to the Barometer additional weight. The association was represented, among other board… Read More

Bank of Canada: Digital Currencies Need Regulation (Document)

The Bank of Canada is out with a paper that reviews the advent of digital currencies, IE Bitcoin, and how it may impact the more traditional type of fiat currency. Drawing a comparison to back in the day when private bank notes circulated alongside government issued… Read More

OFF3R Index: Strong P2P Lending Growth Continues

OFF3R, an online marketplace for alternative investments, published a report on P2P lending and crowdfunding last week.  OFF3R said that while equity crowdfunding sagged in January – dropping 65% from December – P2P lending remained strong. The Index includes six different equity crowdfunding platforms. OFF3R… Read More

WorldFirst Global Trade Monitor: SMEs Have Been Negatively Impacted by Brexit Decision

World First, an international Fintech business in the Forex and money transfer space, is out with their Global Trade Barometer report and according to their perspective it’s not all good. World First says that UK SMEs are taking it on the chin as post-Brexit fallout is… Read More

The Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance, Monash Business School & Tsinghua University, Join on 2016 – 2017 Asia Pacific Alternative Finance Industry Study

The Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance at University of Cambridge Judge Business School, Australian Centre for Financial Studies at Monash University and Tsinghua University Graduate School at Shenzhen have teamed up to launch the 2016-2017 Asia-Pacific Region Alternative Finance Industry Survey.  The consortium has gained the… Read More

Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance Publishes Africa & Middle East Alternative Finance Report

The Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance (CCAF) has published its first benchmarking report covering alternative finance in the African and Middle East markets. Produced with the support and backing of Energy4Impact, UKAid and CME Group Foundation, the CCAF report states that alternative finance totaled more… Read More

Disappointing News: Investment in UK Startups Drops Largest Amount in 5 Years

The Deal from Beauhurst: Crowdfunding Platforms Emerge as True Alternative for Later Stage Finance The most recent edition of the Deal, published by Beauhurst, includes some disappointing news. According to the UK research house, investment in UK startups has dropped by the largest amount in… Read More

Innovate Finance Report on VC Investment into Fintech: Up Globally, Down in the UK

Innovate Finance is out with a report on global Fintech investment. According to their numbers, global venture capital into Fintech jumped by 10.9% to $17.4 billion in 2016 with 1,436 deals. Meanwhile, VC Fintech investment dropped by 33.7% in the  UK.  Global Fintech investment surpassed… Read More

Germany: Investment Crowdfunding Grew by 39% in 2016

In a publication created by Crowdfunding.de, the report, entitled “Marktreport 2016: Crowdinvesting in Deutschland,” states that investment crowdfunding grew by 39% during 2016 reaching €63.8 million. Still quite small in comparison to some other countries but solid growth none-the-less. The sector was largely powered by a… Read More

The Crowdfunding Center: London is the Crowdfunding Capital of the World

The Crowdfunding Center, based in the UK, has issued a statement that London has regained its crown as the crowdfunding capital of the world. The Crowdfunding Center compiles data on multiple rewards-based platforms and several investment based platforms. The complete list of sites monitored may… Read More

Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance & Financial Sector Deepening Africa Partner on Africa Crowdfunding Report

Africa is probably the least developed continent when it comes to alternative finance but it certainly stands to gain much in its evolution. In a new report published today by the Financial Sector Deepening Africa (FSD Africa) in partnership with the Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance (CCAF) and Anjarwalla… Read More

2017 Americas Alternative Finance Industry Study: The University of Chicago & University Cambridge Partner on Research

The Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation and Booth School of Business at the University of Chicago and the Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance (CCAF) at the University of Cambridge Judge Business School have partnered again on the 2017 Americas Alternative Finance Industry survey. Research… Read More

Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance is Conducting Three Different Fintech Surveys

The Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance (CCAF) is in the midst of a research push. The CCAF is in the midst of not one, but three different surveys on the alternative finance ecosystem. Late last year, the CCAF announced a unique partnership with the Financial… Read More

PwC / CBInsights: US VC Backed Deals Tank in Q4 of 2016

In a discouraging sign, investment in venture capital backed companies tanked in Q4 of 2016. This is according to the PwC / CBInsights MoneyTree Report. Both deals and dollars sagged, 16% and 20% respectively. The report said the global market experienced a similar decline with… Read More

Finland Reports Rapid Growth of Investment Crowdfunding During 2016

Finland’s Ministry of Finance has published an update on the nascent Finish crowdfunding industry.  According to their report,  Finland’s crowdfunding market more than doubled in size during 2016. The Finish government estimates the total amount raised during 2016 stands at €153 million in contrast to the… Read More

Deloitte: 2016 Economic & Political Upheavals Challenge Financial Services Companies

Weapons present in the South China Sea.  The U.S. backs out of the Trans-Pacific Partnership deal. South Korea’s president facing impeachment.  Duterte wins the Philippines presidential election. These are just a few of the explosive economic and political events that have continued to unfold in the… Read More

NCFA Publishes Research on Alternative Finance in Canada

The National Crowdfunding Association of Canada (NCFA) has published a report on the status of crowdfunding and other forms of alternative finance including online lending. The research was said to become an annual project; “This is the inaugural report of NCFA’s annual exercise in providing… Read More