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The Alternative Finance Market in Finland

21st April 2016 Guglielmo de Stefano

According to a recent report by Cambridge University and EY, Finland ranked 8th in terms of volume of alternative finance transactions in 2014 (on a table of 16 European countries), registering a total ...

The Alternative Finance Market in Denmark

14th March 2016 Guglielmo de Stefano

According to a recent report by Cambridge University and EY, Denmark ranked 14th – in terms of volume of alternative finance transactions in 2014 (on a table of 16 European countries), registering ...

Subsidised Capital! But only for the banks…

11th March 2016 Rupert Taylor

What does TLTRO mean for P2P? Confused about the meaning of TLTRO?  Don’t worry – so were markets.  European stock markets and the euro endured wild swings on Thursday as investors ...

The Alternative Finance Market in the Netherlands

28th January 2016 Guglielmo de Stefano

Overview   According to a recent report by Cambridge University and EY, the Netherlands ranked among the top five European countries in terms of volume of alternative finance transactions in ...

The Alternative Finance Market in Italy

20th November 2015 Guglielmo de Stefano

Overview   According to a recent report by Cambridge University and EY, the alternative finance space is not as developed as in Italy as it is in other European countries. In the three-year ...

The Alternative Finance Market in Spain

4th September 2015 Henry Thomas

Marketplace Lending   Comunitae is the largest Spanish P2B lender and has financed €21.2 million to date, with year on year growth of 128.4%, according to the Liberum AltFi Europe Volume ...

The Alternative Finance Market in France

28th July 2015 Henry Thomas

Equity Crowdfunding Platforms:   Anaxago offers investments on an 8 to 36 months horizon with a profitability target of between 8% and 12%. They platform has facilitated €22m Euros ...

The Alternative Finance Market in Germany

12th June 2015 Georgina McCreadie

Crowdfunding Platforms: Seedmatch: This platform was the first German crowdfunding platform to launch in 2011. It has funded 79 projects, has 39,502 registered users who have invested €23,375,500. ...

Slow Days in May for European Origination Volumes

4th June 2015 Sam Griffiths

The Liberum AltFi Volume Index Europe saw origination volumes fall in May with €41.0m of financing arranged, down almost 20% on last month. This is the smallest monthly volume for the Index, which ...

Shedding Light on Trustbuddy’s Redirection

2nd June 2015 Ryan Weeks

Following on from our several week old coverage of Trustbuddy’s “seismic shift”, we’ve received further clarity around the company’s redirection.   The major shifts ...

A New Runner in the Race for Europe

15th May 2015 Ryan Weeks

Yet another intriguing P2P prospect has reared its head in Eastern Europe.   Mintos is an online marketplace for secured consumer loans – catering to borrowers in Latvia, Lithuania and ...

Building a Pan-European Marketplace for Property Loans

8th May 2015 Ryan Weeks

EstateGuru is beginning to build up some significant traction in continental Europe.   Estonia has emerged as an unexpected hub of alternative financing innovation. Frequent AltFi readers will ...

Are European P2P Volumes about to take off?

10th April 2015 Sam Griffiths

Globally, peer to peer and marketplace lending is growing rapidly. AltFi Data tracks origination volume in the UK and also the rest of Europe mapping the growth of the industry and the platforms ...

Europe's Largest Crowdfunding Campaign Completed

2nd April 2015

German crowdfunding platform Companisto has this week finalised Europe’s largest ever campaign.   Weissenhaus Grand Village & Spa, the 5-star resort situated 100km north of Hamburg, ...

French P2B platform raises €8 million

1st April 2015 Georgina McCreadie

Less than 16 months after its launch peer-to-business platform Unilend has raised €8 million. The funding comes from investment funds Ventech and 360 Capital Partners, and public investment bank Bpifrance. ...

French P2P Lender Receives €28 million Investment

30th March 2015 Georgina McCreadie

French peer-to-business lending platform, Lendix, has received a €28.2 million investment to boost the expansion of its marketplace.   The new investors include Decaux Frères Investissements, ...

Alternative Credit Lines on the Continent – Catching Up With Spotcap

24th March 2015 Ryan Weeks

The alternative business funding scene in continental Europe is beginning to bustle with activity and innovation. The direct lending space, which is distinct from the peer-to-peer model, has been quietly ...

Lendico Enters SME Loans Space

18th March 2015 Ryan Weeks

It’s all change at cross-border P2P lending outfit Lendico, which has now branched out into SME loans.   As Claus Lehmann at P2P-Banking.com points out, this is a somewhat befuddling ...

Successful Exit for German Equity Crowdfunders

13th March 2015 Ryan Weeks

German equity crowdfunder Companisto has churned out a successful exit.   “5 CUPS and some sugar” produces, sells and ships bespoke tea blends, which customers create for themselves ...

Lendico Repositions Business

12th March 2015 Georgina McCreadie

Lendico has received over €100 million in investment from a number of institutional investors, including two German banks.   The Lendico team have said that this is a sign of the confidence ...

Bondora Looks to Scale Up Cross Border Investment

2nd March 2015 Ryan Weeks

The first platform to facilitate cross-border peer-to-peer investment has just closed a Series A fundraise.   Estonian lender Bondora – formerly known as isePankur – has raised ...

Major new fund enters the alternative finance space – Eiffel eCapital launches with ambitions to become a major player as institutional capital floods into sector

24th February 2015 David Stevenson

The battle between alternative finance funds looking to access institutional capital has moved up a gear today as Shepherd Capital, an experienced player in the P2P lending space (a Top 5 investor in LCA ...

Building Towards a Truly International Marketplace

22nd February 2015 Ryan Weeks

After having recently caught up with the folks behind continental peer-to-business lender Zencap, we decided to sit down with another Rocket Internet-fuelled platform – the consumer lending ...

AltFi Data Launches First Continental European Peer to Peer Volume Index

16th February 2015

AltFi Data has today launched an Index to track the lending volumes of the P2P platforms in the rest of Europe, complimenting its established UK Index.  AltFi Data hopes that the European Liberum ...

German Peer-to-Business Lender Eyes World Domination

13th February 2015 Ryan Weeks

Zencap – a high growth peer-to-business lending outfit from Germany – is looking to take the world of SME lending by storm.   Zencap was launched in March 2014 by the prolific Rocket ...

Further Hybridization for Symbid

28th January 2015 Ryan Weeks

One of Europe’s first equity crowdfunding portals – Symbid – has evolved beyond a pure equity crowdfunding vehicle and into a multi-faceted funding portal.   The leading Dutch ...

French Bank Takes on Active Role in P2P Space

21st January 2015 Ryan Weeks

For the first time in history, a partnership has been struck between a French P2P Lender and a major French bank.   Unilend – the leading French peer-to-business marketplace – has ...

Funding for Dutch Farmers

7th January 2015 Georgina McCreadie

Symbid has announced the launch of a new platform, Farmers Funding, an online investment platform for the Dutch agricultural sector.   It has been created in collaboration with two agricultural ...

Companists Reject 100% Returns and Hang Onto Shares

17th December 2014 Ryan Weeks

After a month of mulling it over, a group of German equity crowdfunders have turned down the chance to double their money within just two years of investing.   Between June and September of ...