Nesta's report ‘Pushing Boundaries – The 2015 UK Alternative Finance Report‘ looks at the trends in the alternative finance industry. Alternative financing includes, p2p lending, crowdfunding (equity/reward/donation-based), invoice trading, community shares, pension-led funding and debt-based securities.
P2P Consumer Lending The total loan volume in 2015 was 909 million GBP, an increase of 66% compared to 2014. This is the sum of loans made to about 213,000 individual borrowers. A very high percentage (89%) of the investors used autoinvest features of the marketplaces to make the investments. 32% of p2p consumer lending was financed by institutional investors.