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In the eight months since the Brexit vote, Funding Circle has been on a tear. The firm originated more than 530 million pounds ($685 million) in loans during the second half of 2016, a 50 percent jump from the same period a year earlier, according to AltFi Data Ltd., which analyzes the British peer-to-peer industry. Read more

While the six largest UK crowdfunding platforms raised around £33m between them in the first quarter of 2016, according to AltFi Data, the peer-to-peer lenders originated loans worth £911m in the same period. Read more

Over £8.7 billion has been lent by P2P platforms in the UK since inception, according to AltFi data, with £3.4 billion of that in this year alone. Britain’s three biggest platforms — Zopa, Funding Circle, and RateSetter — have all lent over £1 billion each. Read more

Equity crowdfunded companies have performed “impressively”, a report has suggested….Most companies that have used this route to raise capital remain active, according to AltFi Data, which has tracked every deal since 2011, when crowdfunding first emerged. Read more

In 2015, the online alternative finance industry in the UK grew to £3.2bn…And at the same time, institutional money has flowed readily into the sector. In the last six months, according to AltFi Data, it accounted for 40 per cent of involvement in the UK market – from almost nothing prior to 2014. Read more

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