Significant Factors Influencing Alternative Finance in 2017

AltFi highlights four main factors influencing alternative finance in 2017; UK regulatory developments continue to influence the market with new authorizations from the Financial Conduct Authority and ongoing consultation on the crowdfunding market; the small business lending referral scheme began in November with high expectations for increasing alternative lending originations; the launch of Marcus by Goldman Sachs is expected to affect competition and potentially set a precedent for online lending platforms lending from deposit capital; the Article 50 clause, which begins the process for the UK leaving the European Union, is still open for debate with the final action occurring in March; the March results will significantly influence the economic environment in 2017.  Source