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Pushing Boundaries - The 2015 UK Alternative Finance Industry Report

Rarely a day goes by without a story about the growth of the online alternative finance market in the UK. In 2015, many peer-to-peer lenders reported continued growth and record-breaking financing rounds. At the same time, the equity-based crowdfunding market saw its first exits, while donation, reward and community based platforms funded more good causes than ever before. Looking beyond the headlines, what is the real state of the market in the UK?

Date added: 31-10-2016


Pushing Boundaries - The 2015 UK Alternative Finance Industry Report