The state of the UK Crowdfunding Market with Knowledge Peers

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Nick Moules
30th May 2014

There’s lots of terrific independent research in the alternative finance market at the moment and the latest benchmark report comes from Knowledge Peers.

The good news for everyone is that growth continues to accelerate, here are the report highlights:

  • In 2014 the Alternative Funding Network forecasts the Crowdfunding sector will deliver £850m of funding to UK SMEs which would represent a 135% increase from 2013.
  • There are 42 currently ACTIVE platforms in the alternative funding space that are relevant to SMEs in the United Kingdom.
  • The Alternative Funding Network forecasts that close to 9,000 SMEs will secure funding through crowdfunding in 2014.
  • Q1-2014 saw 6,400 new active investors, of which 82% were investing in debt models.

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