Take Cambridge University’s survey for the 2016-17 European Alternative Finance Industry


The Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance (CCAF) at the University of Cambridge Judge Business School has launched its third European benchmarking survey.  This research initiative aims at framing the status of the industry in Europe. CCAF is one of the most prominent researchers regarding the digitization of finance, having published reports on all regions around the world.

The survey data will be collected directly from alternative finance platforms across 28 countries in Europewith the aim to capture over 90% of visible online alternative finance market.

In addition to exploring the development of crowdfunding and peer-to-peer lending over the course of 2016, these reports will also cover specific key market trends and developments .

The deadline to take the 2016/17 European Alternative Finance Industry Survey is set at the end of July.

ECN has been supporting CCAF research initiatives since the beginning and regards this as one of the most comprehensive studies on the crowdfunding and p2p lending industry. In its efforts to enhance transparency levels in the sector, ECN welcomes once again this initiative and invites all its platform members and other European platforms to take the survey (English). For other languages please click one of the following links:

The survey will aim to collect aggregated alternative finance market data (by country and model) relating to:

  • Annual transaction volumes from the various platforms
  • Geographic distribution
  • Most funded sectors, total startup and business funding
  • Female market participation rates
  • Proportions of institutional funding
  • Cross-border transactions
  • Industry perceptions of national regulations and industry risks

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