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Survey highlights “increase in demand” for alternative lending

24th August 2016

A new survey reveals that investors are set to increase their allocations to private debt over the coming year.   Elian, a funds services provider, has surveyed 88 alternative investment professionals, ...

Fundation scores $100m facility from Goldman Sachs

24th August 2016 Ryan Weeks

Fundation, the small business lender which works alongside the banks, has secured a $100m asset-backed credit facility from Goldman Sachs.   The money will be used to ramp up the growth of ...

Avant closes $255m asset-backed Securitisation with JP Morgan, Credit Suisse and Morgan Stanley

23rd August 2016 Daniel Lanyon

In the summer lull online marketplace lending platform Avant shows institutions are still backing the nascent industry.   US short-term consumer loan platform Avant has closed two ...


BrewDog taps the crowd for $50m to funds its US expansion

19th August 2016 Lisa Walls-Hester

The Scottish craft beer producer is looking across the pond to further expand its growing empire.   BrewDog has turned to the crowd (again) to fund its latest expansion plans, but his time it ...

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, ...

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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.

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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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Why the opportunity in alternative credit is far broader than just p2p
Josh Matthews
18th August 2016
In the first of a series of articles Maseco Asset Management's Josh Matthews reveals why ...

When will private banks offer marketplace lending investments?
James Levy
17th August 2016
James Levy, founder of Clearwater Private Investment, argues there are several benefits to ...

Goldman Sachs scraps Mosaic for Marcus ahead of its marketplace lending platform launch
Daniel Lanyon
22nd August 2016
Goldman Goldman Sachs will soon enter into the alternative lending market, with plans to lend ...

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July Continental European Volume Roundup - Funding Circle Hits the Pause Button

11th August 2016 Sam Griffiths

The Continental European alternative finance industry posted €46.0m in origination volume for the month of July with the Liberum AltFi Volume Index CE ending the month on €1.54bn. Despite it ...

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Landbay’s Goodall: We can still reach £1bn despite Brexit

23rd August 2016 Daniel Lanyon

The CEO of the online p2p buy-to-let platform says he is sanguine the firm can see strong origination growth in 2017 despite the challenges posed since Brexit.     Brexit should not ...