The 4th Annual UK Alternative Finance Industry Report

Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance has published the 4th annual UK alternative finance industry report. This report is titled ‘Entrenching Innovation’, which is a reflection upon both the historical development and the current state of the UK online alternative finance industry. The data collected from 77 alternative finance platforms, as well as over 8,300 retail investors within the UK. The data revealed that the UK online alternative finance market grew from the £3.2 billion in 2015 to £4.6 billion in 2016, representing an annual growth of 43%. Over the six years between 2011 and 2016, a total of £11 billion worth of market volume has been facilitated through online alternative finance channels in the UK. Continue reading