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Debt

Global litigation finance: a bright spot in the gloomy marketplace lending picture

29th July 2016 Gary Chodes

eDiscovery and litigation finance are now disrupting the legal sector, similarly to fintech.   In the US, recent slowdowns in loan originations at large consumer marketplace lenders (e.g. Lending ...

P2P Global Investments sees NAV growth shortfall, slashes management fee

27th July 2016 Daniel Lanyon

The investment trust saw its growth in net asset value fall short of its projected run rate to meet its target yield in the first half of 2016 but the portfolio’s lead manager Simon Champ is optimistic ...

Fundbox launches borrower facing app

26th July 2016 Ryan Weeks

Leading US invoice finance solution Fundbox launches mobile app for businesses.   Fundbox has launched a new app, allowing small business owners to manage their cash flows on the move. Fundbox ...

Equity

Onevest beefs up network with new acquisition

29th July 2016 David Stevenson

FounderDating snapped up to create largest network for business owners online   The internet has provided a huge boost for transactional and funding based business models, but arguably the biggest ...

Oxford economist John Kay: Where the opportunities are for fintech

20th July 2016 Daniel Lanyon

The star economist at Oxford University is bullish on fintech, believing certain areas of the City are set for huge change.   Large scale financial services firms are still ripe for disruption, ...

5 key considerations post Brexit

24th June 2016 Ryan Weeks

A number of key figures from the alternative finance sector have issued “business as usual” statements this morning, as well you might expect them to. But the enormity of today’s Leave ...



Next Event

AltFi Global Summit 2016

AltFi Global Summit 2016

14th September 2016

AltFi Global will explore the expansion of the Alternative Finance sector both in terms of the expanding spectrum of alternative assets, as well as the development of the 'ecosystem' - with a particular focus on the evolution of a secondary market. As the spectrum of assets grows, and liquidity improves, we anticipate that a further significant wave of investor interest will be un-locked.



Last Event

AltFi Europe Summit 2016

AltFi Europe Summit 2016

22nd March 2016

The AltFi Europe Summit 2016 took over 400 delegates deeper than ever before into the inner workings of the Alternative Finance sector. Leaning on the contributions of Europe's biggest and best-known platforms, the event fermented discussion and debate in a rigorous, data-driven exploration of the peer to peer, marketplace lending and equity crowdfunding industry's most pressing questions.



Most Read

“Behind the scenes” lending – the next sector hot-spot?
Ryan Weeks
25th July 2016
People often speculate about what will be the next high growth niche within alternative lending, ...

Good news for P2P and marketplace lending: Moody’s decides against Prosper downgrade
Daniel Lanyon
22nd July 2016
The ratings agency says “the likelihood of extreme underperformance” has somewhat ...

Oxford economist John Kay: Where the opportunities are for fintech
Daniel Lanyon
20th July 2016
The star economist at Oxford University is bullish on fintech, believing certain areas of the ...



AltFi Data Indices

UK Volume Index

Cumulative Total
£7,501,649,503

Change on week
£76,061,861

EU Volume Index

Cumulative Total
€1,537,715,255

Change on week
€13,929,201

Returns Index

Current Return
6.27%

Change on month
8BPS

Disruptors Index

Index Value
1,802

Change on week
5.53%


Latest Data Feature

RateSetter Increases Loss Expectations by 24.4%

21st July 2016 Sam Griffiths

RateSetter has made some major changes to the way that it calculates its Provision Fund coverage metric.   A few weeks ago, we took a look at both RateSetter and Zopa’s contingency funds ...


Latest Investor Article

Global litigation finance: a bright spot in the gloomy marketplace lending picture

29th July 2016 Gary Chodes

eDiscovery and litigation finance are now disrupting the legal sector, similarly to fintech.   In the US, recent slowdowns in loan originations at large consumer marketplace lenders (e.g. Lending ...