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Debt

Sanborn made CEO at Lending Club, company to cut 179 jobs

28th June 2016 Ryan Weeks

Lending Cub appoints Scott Sanborn as CEO and president and announces 179 job cuts due to slower loan volume ahead of its Annual Stockholder Meeting later today.   Lending Club’s rescheduled ...

Supreme Court rejects Midland appeal in major blow to marketplace lenders

28th June 2016 Ryan Weeks

Yesterday saw the U.S. Supreme Court reject calls to review a Second Circuit decision on the Madden vs. Midland case, in what’s been described as a serious blow to marketplace lenders.   The ...

UK votes Leave – AltFi leaders react

24th June 2016 Ryan Weeks

The UK has voted to leave the EU. Prime Minister David Cameron is stepping down. The pound tanked overnight, at one stage hitting $1.3236, its lowest point since 1985. The FTSE 100 fell more than 500 points ...

Equity

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 ...

“It’s all about the long game” – An interview with Property Partner boss Daniel Gandesha

9th June 2016 Ryan Weeks

AltFi talks to Property Partner Founder Daniel Gandesha about the Property Partner investment proposition, the importance of transparency and the alternative finance industry as a whole.   Being ...

A muted start to Title III

16th May 2016 Ryan Weeks

The much talked about launch of Title III of the JOBS Act goes live in the US today, at last opening up equity crowdfunding investments to the masses. Or so the story goes.   The reality is ...



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.



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UK votes Leave – AltFi leaders react
Ryan Weeks
24th June 2016
The UK has voted to leave the EU. Prime Minister David Cameron is stepping down. The pound ...

5 key considerations post Brexit
Ryan Weeks
24th June 2016
A number of key figures from the alternative finance sector have issued “business as ...

SoFi ploughs ahead with consumer loan securitisation
Ryan Weeks
23rd June 2016
SoFi – the financial services provider for millennials – has closed a $380m securitisation ...



AltFi Data Indices

UK Volume Index

Cumulative Total
£7,189,140,149

Change on week
£57,910,853

EU Volume Index

Cumulative Total
€1,681,349,052

Change on week
€9,962,999

Returns Index

Current Return
6.21%

Change on month
6BPS

Disruptors Index

Index Value
1,956

Change on week
5.81%


Latest Data Feature

European Marketplace Lending Volume Roundup – Business lending slows

10th June 2016 Sam Griffiths

Marketplace Origination volumes in Continental Europe saw a slight month on month drop in May with €52.45m of loans originated, down from €56.6m in April. However, the sector still posted an ...


Latest Investor Article

Exclusive: P2P Global Investments initiates share buybacks amid market sell off

28th June 2016 Daniel Lanyon

The largest closed-ended portfolio offering exposure to the P2P/marketplace lending space the £871m P2P Global Investments trust has bought back its own shares for the first time in the Brexit market ...