Aspects of community shares crowdfunding in the UK 2014, by importance

This statistic shows the various aspects involved for funders and investors in community shares crowdfunding rated by importance according to a survey on the United Kingdom (UK) alternative finance market in 2014, listed by importance. Of respondents, 31 percent considered attending shareholder meetings to be important.

As a funder or investor in community shares, how important are the following?

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Source

Release date

November 2014

Region

United Kingdom

Survey time period

March to September 2014

Special properties

primary industry figures as well as extensive surveys of businesses and consumers

Supplementary notes

The shares might not add up to 100 percent due to rounding.

The source defines community shares as "the withdrawable share capital, unique to co-operative and community benefit society legislation".

The source clarifies the methodology as follows:"Four stages of research activity were carried out from March to September 2014. (1) Stage one involved collecting primary transactional data directly from alternative finance platforms. (2) Stage two consisted of designing and distributing model-specific questionnaires to survey funders and fundraisers of alternative finance. In total 15,658 users were surveyed. (3) Stage three conducted in association with ACCA and PwC included two external national surveys to understand the level of awareness among consumers of alternative finance. 2,007 consumers and 506 SMEs were surveyed. (4) Stage four was the industry-wide tracking survey among UK crowdfunding associations and P2P associations to gather industrial figures for year 2014. Transactional data was collected for quarters one to three of 2014."

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