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Regulatory momentum

Global regulation of online alternative finance will increase over the next two years, says fintech research by the World Bank and the Cambridge Center for Alternative Finance. A regulatory and legislative boom is underway in the online alternative finance space,…

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Business Computing World: Five reasons for crowdfunding over the coming months

The article looks at reasons why businesses should choose crowdfunding in the UK this year. According to research from the Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance at Cambridge Judge, the UK is “leading the way when it comes to crowdfunding and…

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Business Leader: Why 2019 is the year you should crowdfund

Businesses should start thinking about crowdfunding this year, suggests Barney Cotton in Business Leader, and the United Kingdom is probably one of the best places for this. According to a report by the Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance, the UK…

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5th UK Alternative Finance Report

The UK online alternative finance market volume grew by 35 per cent in 2017, to £6.2 billion (from £4.6 billion in 2016), as peer-to-peer business lending became an increasingly important part of overall financing of smaller British businesses, according to…

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5th UK Alternative Finance Report

Business Leader: SyndicateRoom founder talks investment

Goncalo de Vasconcelos, founder of the equity crowdfunding business The SyndicateRoom and MBA alumnus at Cambridge Judge Business School (MBA 2008), talks about his venture and offers advice to future entrepreneurs. “Don’t take too much risk and don’t put your…

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Finextra: Robo.Cash opens for business in Switzerland

An article about alternative lending platform Robo.Cash that is now open for investors in Switzerland features a report by the Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance. The 3rd European Alternative Finance Industry Benchmarking Report found that the online crowdfunding market in…

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Reuters: Japan’s Orix invests $60 million in Chinese P2P lender Dianrong

A report co-authored by the Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance is featured in the article. The report says that “unsecured consumer lending via Chinese online platforms more than tripled in 2016 to almost $140 billion.” The second Asia Pacific Alternative…

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City AM: The UK is leading the way in crowdfunding as the rest of Europe plays catch-up

European online alternative finance grew 41 per cent to 7.7 billion euros in 2016, says the 3rd European Alternative Finance Industry Benchmarking Report by the Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance (CCAF). The UK remained the largest alternative finance market in…

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Business Because: From blockchain to bitcoin, the cryptocurrency craze is gripping business schools

Business schools now offer a range of courses in cryptocurrencies and other financial technologies such as crowdfunding or robo-wealth-managers. Cambridge Judge Business School is in the midst of creating a number of fintech electives. Professor Raghavendra Rau said: “What’s different…

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Forbes: Alternative finance boom continues with 43 per cent growth

The UK’s booming alternative finance market shows little sign of slowing down, says a new report from the Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance. “With equity-based crowdfunding now accounting for 17 per cent of all seed and venture stage equity investment…

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