The Cambridge Center for Alternative Finance released their 3rd annual European Alternative Finance Industry Benchmarking Report showing the market grew by 41 percent in 2016; the report uses 344 financing platforms across 45 European countries; the UK’s market share dropped from 81 percent to 73 percent and the rest of Europe grew by 101 percent; consumer lending led the way with 34 percent, followed by business, invoice trading, equity crowdfunding and rewards crowdfunding; institutional funding comprised 45 percent of consumer lending and 29 percent of business lending. Source.
Pymnts.com talks with OnDeck executives and reports on alternative lending volumes; online small business lender OnDeck has loaned more than $7 billion to merchants since 2007; OnDeck Chief Revenue Officer Andrea Gellert and Vice President of Marketing and Communications Jim Larkin provide insights on the lending market and OnDeck's lending processes; discuss OnDeck's partnership with JPMorgan and how collaboration is benefiting small and medium size business. Source
Since launching in 2007, OnDeck has provided over $7 billion in capital to more than 70,000 customers in 700 different industries across the United States, Canada and Australia; creating a new type of commercial loan product for small businesses has been the company's focus since the beginning; its loans support small business activity in the regions it lends and its partnership with JPMorgan is an industry leading example of collaboration between fintechs and banks. Source
Aaron Hughes, Managing Director of Equiniti Riskfactor, provides insight on the growth of the UK receivables market; the market now has 40,000 to 45,000 clients; with a growing number of clients the industry is focusing on new technologies for greater efficiency and processing; Aaron Hughes says Equiniti Riskfactor is also testing a blockchain prototype for receivables finance that can even further advance platform efficiency. Source