Alternative finance

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Alternative finance refers to financial channels, processes, and instruments that have emerged outside of the traditional finance system such as regulated banks and capital markets.wikipedia
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Crowdfunding

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Examples of alternative financing activities through 'online marketplaces' are reward-based crowdfunding, equity crowdfunding, revenue-based financing, online lenders, peer-to-peer consumer and business lending, and invoice trading third party payment platforms.
Crowdfunding is a form of crowdsourcing and alternative finance.

Equity crowdfunding

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Examples of alternative financing activities through 'online marketplaces' are reward-based crowdfunding, equity crowdfunding, revenue-based financing, online lenders, peer-to-peer consumer and business lending, and invoice trading third party payment platforms.
Alternative Finance

Peer-to-peer lending

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Examples of alternative financing activities through 'online marketplaces' are reward-based crowdfunding, equity crowdfunding, revenue-based financing, online lenders, peer-to-peer consumer and business lending, and invoice trading third party payment platforms.
Alternative finance

Revenue-based financing

Examples of alternative financing activities through 'online marketplaces' are reward-based crowdfunding, equity crowdfunding, revenue-based financing, online lenders, peer-to-peer consumer and business lending, and invoice trading third party payment platforms.

Cryptocurrency

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Alternative finance instruments include cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin, SME mini-bond, social impact bond, community shares, private placement and other 'shadow banking' mechanisms.

Bitcoin

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Alternative finance instruments include cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin, SME mini-bond, social impact bond, community shares, private placement and other 'shadow banking' mechanisms.

Minibond

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Alternative finance instruments include cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin, SME mini-bond, social impact bond, community shares, private placement and other 'shadow banking' mechanisms.

Social impact bond

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Alternative finance instruments include cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin, SME mini-bond, social impact bond, community shares, private placement and other 'shadow banking' mechanisms.

Shadow banking system

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Alternative finance instruments include cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin, SME mini-bond, social impact bond, community shares, private placement and other 'shadow banking' mechanisms.

Financial Conduct Authority

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Alternative finance activities such as equity crowdfunding and peer-to-peer lending are now regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority in the United Kingdom from 1 April 2014.

Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act

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In the US, under the Title II of the JOBS Act, accredited investors are allowed to invest on equity crowdfunding platforms from September 2013.

Crowdsourcing

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Crowdsourcing

Boost Capital

Boost Capital is an alternative finance company based in the United Kingdom which provides business loans and merchant cash advances to small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).

Bank referral scheme

The bank referral scheme imposes a statutory duty on selected UK high street banks to pass on businesses who have been unsuccessful in applying for finance to the three designated alternative finance platforms, who will then phone the businesses in order to refer them to alternative finance providers.

Behalf

Alternative finance companies emerged to fill the void the credit crunch creates.

PGIM

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Headquartered in Newark, New Jersey, United States, PGIM manages more than $1 trillion in assets across its fixed income, equity, real estate, alternatives, and multi-asset channels, including $189 billion for retail investors, and $381 billion for institutional clients.

Business loan

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Many smaller businesses are now however turning towards Alternative Finance Providers, especially in the case of smaller firms.

Aurelius Group

Aurelius Finance Company is a capital lender to European companies through alternative forms of finance focused on providing debt solutions to small and mid-market firms across Europe.