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Peer2Peer Finance News | February 23, 2018

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Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance

European P2P market hits £6.8bn but UK’s share is falling

January 22, 2018 |

THE UK saw its share of the European alternative finance market fall in 2016 as other parts of the continent experienced a boom in volume.

The third annual European Alternative Finance Industry Benchmarking Report by the Cambridge Centre for Alternative … Read More

P2P industry welcomes CCAF report amid due diligence concerns

December 8, 2017 |

PEER-TO-PEER platforms have heralded the latest update on the size and strength of the sector from the Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance (CCAF).

The latest CCAF report showed the whole alternative investment market grew by 43.1 per cent to £4.5bn … Read More

P2P business lending now largest segment of alternative finance

December 8, 2017 |

PEER-TO-PEER business lending overtook P2P consumer lending last year to become the largest segment of UK alternative finance, the biggest survey of the sector has revealed.

The fourth annual UK Alternative Finance Industry Report by the Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance … Read More

The P2P Power 50

October 2, 2017 |

PEER-TO-PEER lending has rapidly grown into a multi-billion-pound industry, bringing together the best in banking and technology as well as lawyers, regulators, analysts and fund managers.

So, who are the key players influencing the UK’s P2P sector? The inaugural Peer2Peer … Read More

UK P2P platforms lent £2.6bn over the last year, new index reveals

November 15, 2016 |

EIGHT of the UK’s largest peer-to-peer platforms lent £2.6bn over the last year, at an average of £197m per month, according to a new index from online aggregator OFF3R.

September 2016 was the strongest month for P2P lenders, with almost £234m … Read More

Lack of trust in banks creates opportunity for fintech

October 17, 2016 |

LACK of trust in the financial sector will create an opportunity for fintech companies, according to a leading academic.

Robert Wardrop, executive director of the Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance at Cambridge Judge Business School, argues that the increasing … Read More

Global P2P market worth over £106bn

October 12, 2016 |

THE GLOBAL peer-to-peer lending market grew by a whopping 271 per cent to more than $130bn (£106.4bn) last year, according to new research.

The market was valued at $35bn in 2014, according to the joint study by accountancy firm KPMG … Read More

FCA and Cambridge University join forces on P2P research

September 29, 2016 |

THE FINANCIAL Conduct Authority (FCA) is working with the Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance (CCAF) to carry out research into the peer-to-peer finance and equity crowdfunding industry.

Plans for a joint study between the City regulator and the research unit, … Read More