CCAF Publishes Report on Alternative Finance in Africa and the Middle East

The Cambridge Center for Alternative Finance (CCAF) has released its first report on the alternative finance market, titled, “Africa & Middle East Alternative Finance Benchmarking Report”; the report was created with support from Energy4Impact, UKAid and CME Group Foundation; for 2015 the report cites growth of 59% and a total market of $242 million; Robert Wardrop, executive director at the CCAF says development trends in Africa and the Middle East had a different focus which was on equity crowdfunding and online micro finance as opposed to consumer and business P2P lending in other global markets.  Source