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CommonBond closes $168m securitisation, receives highest rating yet

20th October 2016 Ryan Weeks

Student lending platform CommonBond closes $168m securitisation, deal rated A1 by Moody’s.   CommonBond, a marketplace lending platform specialising in student debt, has closed a $168m ...

Neuberger Berman's alternative credit business swells to $3.2bn of assets with new fund launch

20th October 2016 Daniel Lanyon

The asset manager has closed its latest private debt fund, helping boost its alternatives business in terms of the amount of assets under management.   Neuberger Berman has seen its alternative ...

Orchard forms data analytics partnership with OnDeck

20th October 2016 Ryan Weeks

Small business lender OnDeck forms reporting and analytics partnership with Orchard.   OnDeck, one of the largest fintech lenders to small businesses in the US, has announced a partnership ...


America’s Crowdfunding Experiment: What will, won’t, should and shouldn’t survive

17th October 2016 Ryan Belanger-Saleh

First, A Little History   The concept behind most financial instruments is old. Really old.   In some cases, as is the case with equity, it is many thousands of years old. The concept ...

How the latest tech will help disrupt wealth managers and financial advisors

14th October 2016 Daniel Lanyon

Robo-Advice could reduce the cost of delivering advice to investors says a new report into the fledgling industry.     The technology behind robo-advice has the capacity to dramatically ...

OurCrowd raises $72m, targets $1bn in annual funding by 2020

21st September 2016 Ryan Weeks

Israeli equity crowdfunding giant OurCrowd raises $72m.   Jerusalem-based equity crowdfunder OurCrowd has closed a $72m Series C. Investors in the round include financial institutions, family ...

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AltFi Australasia Summit 2017

AltFi Australasia Summit 2017

27th February 2017

With the disrupters disrupted, everything is to play for. The AltFi Australasia 2017 summit charts a path through a turbulent alternative finance and fintech space, identifying the pitfalls and opportunities for both platforms and investors.

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AltFi Global Summit 2016

AltFi Global Summit 2016

14th September 2016

The AltFi Global Summit 2016 was the first event to rigorously explore the positioning of the marketplace/online lending asset class within the broader alternative credit spectrum. The event also challenged key industry participants on the trials of 2016, and galvanised discussion around the emergent marketplace lending "ecosystem".

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Fresh Lending Club fears prompt share price plunge
Daniel Lanyon
18th October 2016
The giant of the marketplace and p2p industry has spooked the market following a series of ...

SoFi going global, targets Asia and Europe
Ryan Weeks
17th October 2016
Multiple sources suggest SoFi is sizing up international expansion into Asia and Europe.   Leading ...

How the latest tech will help disrupt wealth managers and financial advisors
Daniel Lanyon
14th October 2016
Robo-Advice could reduce the cost of delivering advice to investors says a new report into ...

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UK Alternative Finance Back on Song?

6th October 2016 Sam Griffiths

September 2016 was a record month for UK Alternative Finance origination volume, according to the Liberum AltFi Volume Index. Over the past few months we have written extensively about the stagnation in ...

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Three investor ‘deal sweeteners’ on offer by P2P platforms

21st October 2016 Daniel Lanyon, Ryan Weeks

In the first of a regular montly series, we take a look at three offers thrown in by P2P platforms for investors at present.      Edinburgh-based Lending Crowd is a peer-to-peer/marketplace ...