Tagged: research

CCAF Publishes First Global Blockchain Report Providing Unique Insight into Emerging Sector

Report Highlights Central Bank Experimentation with Distributed Ledger Technology. The Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance (CCAF) is out with their first Global Blockchain Benchmarking Study authored by Dr. Garrick Hileman and Michel Rauchs. The publication incorporates non-public data and states that 57% of surveyed central banks… Read More

Asia-Pacific Alternative Finance Rises to a Quarter Trillion Dollars in 2016 led by China

The Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance (CCAF) is out with their 2nd annual report quantifying the growth of alternative finance for the Asia Pacific Region in 2016. Entitled, “Cultivating Growth,” the benchmarking report shows an emerging industry that grew dramatically versus year prior as it… Read More

Poll: 78.6% of US Citizens Know of Bitcoin, 10.69% Believe it is Illegal to Own

This is kind of interesting. LendEdu is out with a survey about Bitcoin in the United States. The report surveyed 1000 Americans using online polling services by OnePoll. While it may skew more digitally native, still the results are worth a look. So what did… Read More

EY: 50% of UK Fintechs Expect Revenue to Double by Next Year

According to a census taking by EY and Innovate Finance (on behalf of HM Treasury), UK Fintech firms are quite bullish on their prospects in the coming year. The report, the 2017 UK FinTech Census, states that about half of the firms polled expect revenue… Read More

TAB: Alternative Finance Remains Robust in Spite of Summer Downturn

TAB  (née Crowdsurfer) is out with an update on the status of alternative finance around the world. According to the data platform, alternative finance remains robust even as their Crowdfunding and Marketplace Finance Index (CAMFI) indicates a slight summer slowdown. CAMFI exhibited a decline last month, dropping… Read More

FinTech Australia & EY Launch Census on Fintech Growth

FinTech Australia has announced that the EY FinTech Australia Census 2017 is underway to help create a more vibrant Fintech industry down under. The two groups are asking that all industry participants complete the questionnaire before September 3rd. So you better hurry. This years survey… Read More

Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance Offers Last Call for European Platform Participation in Benchmarking Report

The Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance (CCAF) has become the standard by which everyone measures the growth and aggregate success of the alternative finance industry. Cambridge was the first major institution to capture a snapshot, both qualitatively and quantitatively, on the emergence of crowdfunding, online… Read More

The SEC Really Does Not Know How Much is Being Raised Under Reg D

Regulation D, or Reg D as everyone calls it, is probably the most powerful capital raising exemption in the US. Just about every single successful early stage company has leveraged Reg D in its various iterations. In 2013, the SEC enacted final rules for Title… Read More

Women Entrepreneurs, Crowdfunding, and Access to Capital

Last month PwC and the Crowdfunding Center partnered on a report regarding women and crowdfunding. Referencing data collected by the Crowdfunding Center that analyzed 450,000 rewards based crowdfunding campaigns, the document entitled “Women Unbound: Crowdfunding – Unleashing Female Entrepreneurial Potential,” showed that women-led campaigns reached their… Read More

SEC Publishes Report on Access to Capital & Market Liquidity

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Division of Economic Risk Analysis (DERA), has just published a report addressing the issue of access to capital as well as market liquidity. DERA, the research arm of the SEC, was enlisted by Congress to report on the impact… Read More

Fintech Australia Comments on Report: Sydney Could Potentially Challenge Singapore as Fintech Hub

FinTech Australia is out with a comment on the report that was published by the Committee for Sydney regarding the Fintech sector in Australia. FinTech Australia welcomed the report, entitled “Scaling the Fintech Opportunity: For Sydney & Australia,” as it indicates that Sydney is a… Read More

Scaling Fintech in Australia: The Committee for Sydney Report Points to Potential for Innovations in Finance

The Committee for Sydney has published a report that points to the potential for Fintech innovation in Sydney and Australia in general. Published with the assistance of KPMG, the document is entitled Scaling the Fintech Opportunity: For Sydney & Australia. Australia, as a country, may… Read More

Here is the Report from the Reserve Bank of Australia on Payments

The Reserve Bank of Australia is out with a discussion paper on the current environment for payments in Australia. The Consumer Payments Survey (CPS), which takes place every three years, recorded information on around 17,000 day-to-day payments made by over 1,500 participants during a week…. Read More

CB Insights: Global VC Investment in Fintech on Track for Record Year

CBInsights is out with their Q2 report on global Fintech investment and according to their tally Fintech investment in 2017 is on pace for a record breaking year. While 2016 saw a dip in VC Fintech investment, 2017 has regained its mojo with a current… Read More

Innovate Finance: Global Fintech Investment Hits $6.5 Billion, UK Fintech Investment Jumps 37%

Innovate Finance is out with a report on global VC investment into Fintech. According to their numbers, the first half of 2017 saw $6.5 billion of VC investment into 787 Fintech deals globally. This was a dramatic decline of 45% versus the same period year… Read More

Deadline Nears for 3rd European Benchmarking Study by Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance

  The Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance (CCAF) is in the midst of its third European benchmarking survey that measures all forms of alternative finance across the European continent.  CCAF, part of the University of Cambridge Judge Business School, is the leading researcher in the global alternative… Read More

Federal Reserve’s Faster Payments Task Force Publishes Final Report

The Faster Payments Task Force is a group of payment industry stakeholders with representatives from across the payment ecosystem. The group involved over three hundred different stakeholders. The Federal Reserve assembled the task force to help identify and evaluate alternative approaches to implementing safe and… Read More

#UKStrong: OFF3R Report Says Equity Crowdfunding Defies Brexit Uncertainty in First 6 Months, Rises to Record £130 Million

OFF3R is out with a report today on the status of equity crowdfunding in the UK. According to their numbers, the UK investment crowdfunding sector is booming. In fact the OFF3R Index states that UK crowdfunding platforms raised a record £130 million during the first… Read More

PwC & Crowdfunding Center: Women Outperform Men in Crowdfunding Campaign Goals

PwC and the Crowdfunding Center have published a joint report based on two years of data on seed (rewards) based crowdfunding from 9 different platforms. According to the report, campaigns led by women reach their target more often than crowdfunding campaigns led by men. The… Read More