Tagged: research

Research: 66% of Americans have Heard of Bitcoin but Just 13% of Have Used It

The Bitcoin phenomenon is not even ten years old and it is firmly established in the everyday lexicon. Measured in pennies when initially launched, Bitcoin recently topped $7000 before it pulled back.  Turnerlittle has shared some bullets on a research write up they recently completed… Read More

KPMG: In Q3 Global Fintech Investment Hit $8.2 Billion

KPMG Pulse of Fintech was published this week and as usual it was packed full of interesting data points regarding the global Fintech industry. Overall, global Fintech investment remains solid with$8.2 billion invested across 274 deals. Sizable Fintech deals helped to propel this number with… Read More

Federal Reserve Cautions on Peer to Peer Lending: “An alarming growth in defaults calls for further examinations”

The Federal Reserve is out with a disconcerting report regarding the peer to peer lending or marketplace lending industry. According to the authors, Yuliya Demyanyk at the Cleveland Federal Reserve, Elena Loutskina at the University of Virginia, and Daniel Kolliner at the University of Maryland, peer… Read More

EY Report: Australia’s Fintech Industry is Growing Rapidly Jumping 200% Since 2016

Australia’s Fintech industry growing rapidly. This is according to a report by EY and FinTech Australia. The 2017 EY FinTech Australia Census indicates that Aussie FIntech companies experienced a 200% annual median revenue jump in contrast to year prior. The Census, released today at the… Read More

Fundera Report: The Traditional SME Lending Process Pretty Much Sucks

Fundera, an online lending comparison site, has partnered with Oliver Wyman on a report about SME lending. Entitled, “Great Expectations: Improving the loan application process for small business borrowers, the document effectively labels the traditional borrowing process as broken. Their research concludes that banks generally… Read More

The ECN Updates Review of Crowdfunding Regulation in the EU, Israel & the USA

On October 20, at its 6th Convention in Vilnius, Lithuania, the European Crowdfunding Network (ECN), the European association of alternative finance platforms, released its Third Edition of the Review of Existing Regulations of crowdfunding and related alternative financing in the 28 countries of Europe, as… Read More

Global Fintech Report Q3: VC-backed Fintech companies raise $4 Billion

CBInsights has published their Q3 report on the global Fintech sector. According to their research, VC backed Fintech firms raised $4 billion into 278 deals during the quarter. While the number of deals held steady, the funding amount dipped from Q2 2017 which was a… Read More

Must Read: Report Says ICOs are Returning 1320% on Average, Tokenized Offerings Poised to Disrupt Traditional VC

This is interesting. Mangrove Capital Partners, a venture capital group based in Luxembourg, has published a report indicating that Initial Coin Offerings are delivering huge returns for investors. Mangrove says investors have received  a return of 1320% on average. This is taking into consideration ICOs… Read More

Report: Initial Coin Offerings have raised Over $2 Billion in 2017 as More VCs Invest

CBInsights is out with an interesting report on Blockchain and associated trends which tackles the booming Initial Coin Offering (ICO) market.  According to the report, ICOs have raised more than $2 billion in 2017 and the upward trajectory shows no signs of slowing as long… Read More

European Venture Capital Declines in Q3 versus Prior Quarter

Dow Jones has just released its quarterly report on Venture Capital in Europe.  According to their tally, venture capital declined both in regards to funds raised and investment activity during the 3rd quarter. Both the number of funds and amount raised by European VC funds decreased… Read More

City of London: The UK Currently Leads the World in Fintech but More Action is Needed

At a presentation by the City of London, a report by KPMG entitled the Value of Fintech, was distributed along with a discussion on the need for the UK to do more to maintain and improve their global Fintech prominence. Speaking for the City of… Read More

US Treasury Report Outlines Ways to Boost Capital Markets Including JOBS Act Improvements

The US Department of Treasury has published a report on ways the government may streamline and reduce burdens of capital markets regulation. The report is an interesting compendium of the pressing need to reduce regulatory hurdles while pointing to policy initiatives that can improve access… Read More

Research Indicates that Rewards Crowdfunding Campaigns Should NOT Claim to be Both Novel & Useful

Research has recently been published that includes an interesting perspective on the rewards or pre-sale crowdfunding space. The report cautions campaign creators on what they should, or should not claim, in launching a project. According to the research, Kickstarter campaign creators must take note: pre-sale… Read More

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