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City Press: How technology is driving a revolution in financial services

Dr Robert Wardrop, Director of the Centre for Alternative Finance at Cambridge Judge Business School, says technology is “the most significant transformative force” in the financial sector. Dr Wardrop recently attended the GIBS Forum where he talked about banks, peer-to-peer…

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The CEO Magazine: The world’s leading CEOs are shunning banks – and this is why

Bryan Zhang, Executive Director at Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance (CCAF), comments on peer-to-peer lending and traditional bank loans. “In many instances, the rates offered by peer-to-peer lenders are not that different to the rates banks are offering,” Bryan says.…

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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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Financial Times: UK government in Funding Circle deal to boost SME lending

A report on peer-to-peer lending to small and medium-sized businesses by the Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance, Cambridge Judge Business School, is featured in the FT article. According to the CCAF report, peer-to-peer lenders such as Funding Circle “have become…

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Forbes: The UK’s alternative finance sector grows by a third in just 12 months

The UK online alternative finance market volume grew by 35 per cent in 2017, to £6.2 billion, according to the 5th UK Alternative Finance Industry Report by the Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance (CCAF) at Cambridge Judge Business School. Brian…

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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

Financial Times: Lendy/P2P: peerful

Peer-to-peer lending is getting popular among investors who are looking to diversify their portfolio in areas like retail and property. According to the Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance at Cambridge Judge Business School, property “has been one of the fastest-growing…

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Construction Update: P2P and Innovative ISA – can help solving the house building crisis

A report by the Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance (CCAF) is featured in an article discussing alternative funding options in the property industry. According to the CCAF report: “In 2016, £1.147bn was lent in the property market through peer-to-peer, which…

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Peer2Peer Finance News: The might of the Square Mile

Peer-to-peer lending is growing as retail and institutional investors are benefiting from it. According to report by the Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance, the industry supported “32 per cent of P2P consumer lending, 28 per cent of P2P business lending…

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