Alternative Financing Market Forecast and Growth 2031

Coverage: Alternative Financing Market covers analysis By Type (Peer-to-Peer Lending, Debt-based Crowdfunding, Invoice Trading, Others), End User (Businesses and Individuals), and Geography

  • Report Code : TIPRE00039185
  • Category : Banking, Financial Services, and Insurance
  • No. of Pages : 150
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The Alternative Financing market is expected to register a CAGR of 16.7% in 2023–2031. Increased utilization of AI and data analytics and hybrid financing models are likely to remain key alternative financing market trends.

Alternative Financing Market Analysis

The term alternative financing refers to the variety of loan choices available to consumers and company owners other than typical bank loans. In other terms, it is the process of obtaining loans from non-banking or other financial firms that do not hold a complete banking license. Alternative lending has increased dramatically in recent years, as traditional banks have failed to give finance to blue-collar workers, freelancers, and gig workers due to their insufficient credit histories.

Alternative Financing Market Overview

Non-banking organizations are quickly filling the gap by serving the subprime unbanked consumer base. Alternative lenders employ technology to enter a market previously untapped by traditional banking institutions. Furthermore, by offering a huge number of smaller loans, they make a bigger profit. According to an Oracle survey, 40% of retail clients believe that non-bank financial institutions will provide superior investment services.


Alternative Financing Market Drivers and Opportunities

Rise of Technology-Driven Alternative Financing to Favor Market

In recent years, the fintech industry has enabled businesses to convert data into revenues. Fintech startups have impacted traditional banks by relying on technical advancements to better analyze risk. Fintech advancements enabled better data collection. This information assisted in expediting the underwriting process. Furthermore, developments in AI-enabled underwriters to make speedier decisions. All of these combined resulted in speedier loan disbursement and increased client satisfaction. In terms of approval ratings, alternative lenders clearly outperform banks. They can use a broader range of indicators to determine an applicant's creditworthiness. Banks just look at financial statements and prior loan payback records. However, that data is frequently not a reliable indicator of one's financial situation.

Coupling Alternative Financing with Blockchain Technology – An Opportunity in Alternative Financing

The financial markets have seen a remarkable expansion in digital assets over the last decade. Digital alternative finance, a decentralized fundraising strategy, relies on efficient blockchain technology. Digitization has significantly reduced transaction costs compared to traditional financial intermediaries. Blockchain has the potential to lower customer costs, minimize fraud risk, and increase transparency in the financial services industry. Because transactions are recorded on a public ledger, blockchain has the potential to improve financial transparency. Merging blockchain and alternative lending will not only make online lending procedures quicker and more effective, but it can also help the industry expand its potential by facilitating the integration of the ultimate blockchain feature which is decentralization.

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Alternative Financing Market Report Segmentation Analysis

Key segments that contributed to the derivation of the Alternative Financing market analysis are type and end user.

  • Based on the type, the alternative financing market is divided into peer-to-peer lending, debt-based crowdfunding, invoice trading, and others. The peer-to-peer lending segment held a larger market share in 2023.
  • By end user, the market is segmented into businesses and individuals. The retail and e-commerce segment held the largest share of the market in 2023.

Alternative Financing Market Share Analysis by Geography

The geographic scope of the Alternative Financing Market report is mainly divided into five regions: North America, Asia Pacific, Europe, Middle East & Africa, and South America/South & Central America.

North America has dominated the Alternative Financing market. Rapid developments in digital platform technology and blockchain technology in North America countries are driving the demand for Alternative Financing in the region. The Alternative Financing market is undergoing substantial development in North America, which can be attributed to the rapid digital transformation in SMEs and DeFi.

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Alternative Financing Market News and Recent Developments

The Alternative Financing market is evaluated by gathering qualitative and quantitative data post post-primary and secondary research, which includes important corporate publications, association data, and databases. The following is a list of developments in the market for Alternative Financing and strategies:

  • Funding Circle, the leading small and medium enterprise ("SME") loans platform in the UK, US, Germany, and the Netherlands, and Alcentra Limited and Alcentra NY, LLC (collectively "Alcentra Group"), an alternative fixed income specialist for BNY Mellon Investment Management (IM), today announced a strategic partnership to help thousands of small businesses in the United States grow. (Source: Funding Circle Ltd, Press Release, 2024)

Alternative Financing Market Report Coverage and Deliverables

The “Alternative Financing Market Size and Forecast (2021–2031)” report provides a detailed analysis of the market covering below areas:

  • Market size and forecast at global, regional, and country levels for all the key market segments covered under the scope
  • Market dynamics such as drivers, restraints, and key opportunities
  • Key future trends
  • Detailed PEST/Porter’s Five Forces and SWOT analysis
  • Global and regional market analysis covering key market trends, major players, regulations, and recent market developments
  • Industry landscape and competition analysis covering market concentration, heat map analysis, prominent players, and recent developments
  • Detailed company profiles
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North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle East & Africa, South & Central America

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the estimated growth rate for the global alternative financing market in 2023?

The global Alternative Financing market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 16.7% during the forecast period 2023 - 2031.

What are the driving factors impacting the global alternative financing market?

The rising number of startups and developing technology and digitalization are the major factors that propel the global alternative financing market growth.

What are the future trends of the global alternative financing market?

Increased utilization of AI and data analytics and hybrid financing models are anticipated to bring new alternative financing market trends in the coming years.

Which are the key players holding the major market share of the global alternative financing market?

The key players holding majority shares in the global alternative financing market are LendingCrowd, Funding Circle Limited, LendingTree, LLC, Prosper Funding LLC, and Fundly.

Which end-user segment held the major share in 2023?

In terms of revenue, the business segment held the major market share in 2023.

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