Alternative finance market diversification: transaction value in Europe 2017

This statistic shows the diversification of the alternative finance market in transactions value, listed by market segments in Europe (excluding the United Kingdom) as of 2017. At that time, P2P consumer lending was the most substantial market segment in Europe with the total value of transactions reaching almost 1.4 billion euros.

Value of alternative finance transactions in Europe (excluding the UK) as of 2017, by market segment

Value of transactions in million euros
Peer-to-Peer consumer lending1,392.38
Peer-to-Peer business lending466.6
Invoice trading535.84
Equity-based crowdfunding210.93
Reward-based crowdfunding158.8
Real estate crowdfunding258.75
Peer-to-peer property lending66.57
Balance sheet business lending94.84
Donation-based crowdfunding53.14
Debt-based securities75.2
Balance sheet consumer lending3
Profit sharing crowdfunding 1.57
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Release date




Survey time period

May to November 2018

Number of respondents

259 European platforms

Special properties

online alternative finance intermediaries

Method of interview

Email survey

Supplementary notes

The source adds the following information: "When broken down by country, the dataset covers 45 countries (including the UK). Focus was made to ensure the inclusion of all major actors by model and by country.."

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