Distribution of alternative finance in Europe 2018, by category

The total value of alternative finance transactions across Europe in 2018 came to over 18 billion euros. The United Kingdom was by far the largest alternative finance market in Europe, accounting for almost 60 percent of all transactions in 2018. In 2018, per capita funding of alternative online finance transactions were also highest in the UK, followed by Latvia and Estonia.

Alternative finance includes the funding of individuals, businesses and other entities outside of the traditional capital markets and banking systems. These include but are not limited to peer-to-peer lending, balance sheet lending, invoice trading, debt based securities and mini bonds as well as investment and non-investment based crowdfunding. The vast majority of alternative finance value in Europe was via debt finance with 81 percent.

Distribution of alternative finance in Europe 2018, by category

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Source

Release date

May 2020

Region

Europe

Survey time period

2018

Number of respondents

1,227*

Special properties

Financial technology firms operating Crowdfunding, P2P/Marketplace Lending and related online capital raising activities.

Method of interview

Online survey

Supplementary notes

* The source adds the following information: "This year's study gathered data from 269 platforms with reported operations in 2017. These 269 platforms were responsible for 519 unique data entries across 45 countries in Europe."

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