REPORT: Crowdfunding is expanding and maturing in Europe

By , Crowdfund Beat Guest Post,

The Current state of Crowdfunding“, the newly published report byCrowdfundingHub, the European Expertise Centre for Alternative & Community Finance, shows that in 2015 the crowdfunding industry in Europe has continued to grow and mature.

The report brought together 27 national experts across Europe, and examined regulations, size of the industry, as well as the stance of government and the banking industry. It covers Peer-2-Peer businesses and consumers lending, donations, rewards and equity models and provides delineated insights on the current state of the industry by using the ‘Alternative Finance Maturity Index’ based on 15 key research areas.

In almost all European countries volumes are rising quickly, but large differences between countries remain. Crowdfunding is since 2015 present in Lithuania, who now implemented new legislations to combat the non-market activity.

The UK remains the most mature Alternative Finance Industry when it comes to volumeas well as ecosystem. Countries such as the Netherlands, Spain, Germany, Estonia and Austria have lower volumes than the UK, however the ecosystem development in each of these countries has the potential to lead to a strong Alternative Finance industry in the next couple of years.

“Our research shows that there is a very strong and positive correlations between governments support and industry growth and maturity. We are happy to see that more countries are now adopting legislations for the industry and we expect crowdfunding volumes to increase even further in the coming years, ” says Ronald Kleverlaan, CEO of CrowdfundingHub.

Alternative Finance is becoming a true alternative for business financing. In some countries such as the United Kingdom, more than 10% of businesses are financed by alternative finance and this percentage is growing rapidly. However, the lack of a clear taxonomy and transparency at European level make it difficult for businesses, investors as well as platforms and regulators to distinguish between different models of alternative finance.

“The Current State of Crowdfunding report is a step in bridging the information gap and provides actors with an updated overview on the industry, but there is still a lot of work to be done,” says Carlien Roodink, manager director of CrowdfundingHub. She points out that in the majority of countries there is little data available and there is a call for more transparency and independence when it comes to collecting and aggregating data.

The full report can be downloaded freely from: www.crowdfundingineurope.eu

Ronald Kleverlaan

Crowdfunding strategy, CrowdfundingHub, advisor European Commission, co-founder European Crowdfunding Network

Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

HEADLINE NEWS

Marketplace.orgCrowdfunding for your life - MarketplaceMarketplace.org"When I took that phone call, and I learned that this was just going to completely uproot my whole life, I'd say I spent maybe 10 seconds or so only freaking out ...and more » [...]

Omaha World-HeraldCrowdfunding offers easier way to ask for college cashOmaha World-HeraldMore 529 plans, the accounts that give families a way to put away cash for college, are adding crowdfunding-like tools that make it easier for savers to ask family and friends to contribute to a [...]

CNBCWeSearchr: crowdfunding platform becoming home for alt-right causesCNBCIn less than two months, "Daily Stormer vs. SPLC Legal Defense Fund" raised more than $155000 on the WeSearchr platform.and more » [...]

ForbesThis $130 Million Fund Is Leading The Way In Real Estate CrowdfundingForbesWhen people think of crowdfunding, the first word that jumps to mind is Kickstarter. But crowdfunding is not limited to supporting the next card game or independent film. Crowdfunding is becoming a viable [...]

TIMEA Crowdfunding Effort Launches to Commemorate Khadija Saye, Artist Killed in London InfernoHyperallergicOn Saturday, friends and supporters of the artist Khadija Saye — who died in the devastating Grenfell Tower fire in west London last week — launched a crowdfunding campaign to c [...]

CBS NewsNow you can crowdfund a 529 college savings plan - CBS NewsCBS NewsIt's getting easier to have friends and family add their contributions to these accounts for college savings.and more » [...]

Business InsiderCrowdfunding for medical expenses - Business InsiderBusiness InsiderAlmost half of the money raised on crowdfunding sites like GoFundMe and YouCaring is going toward medical expenses. Medical campaigns make up $930 ...Americans Losing Health Insurance Turn To Crowdfund [...]

PCGamesNAshes of Creation is having a special summer crowdfunding campaignPCGamesNFollowing its massively successful Kickstarter that raised over $3.2 million, Ashes of Creation developer Intrepid Studios are extending their crowdfunding efforts with a summer campaign. Designed for th [...]

Forbes"Make Yourself Available" - An Audio Entrepreneur's Tips For Successful CrowdfundingForbesIt takes a brave individual to launch Bluetooth speakers and headphones into a crowded audio market. Take a stroll around your local consumer electronics stores and you' [...]

Lompoc RecordTrikke Tech consolidates operations in Buellton, launches ...Lompoc RecordTrikke Tech Inc. has consolidated all its operations at a new location in Buellton and launched a crowdfunding campaign to help the company expand and ...and more » [...]

CFB Finance

Syml
Lst Val
+/- Val
+/- %

Marketwired

  • Crowdfunding
  • Crowdfund
  • Peer to Peer Lending
  • FinTech
  • Reg A+
  • Reg CF
  • Crowdfunding USA

Press Release

Live Crowdfunding .tv

What's Next Step in Regulation A+ JOBS ACTS Title IIII :L Interview : Steve Cinelli with Brian Korn Securities and Crowdfunding/Peer-to-Peer Lending Lawyer, Watch more video library | Conference | Interview | Campaign Showcase | Research | Education |