Thank you for participating in the 2017 Middle East & Africa Alternative Finance Industry Survey.

This study is being conducted by the Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance at the University of Cambridge Judge Business School.

For a second year, this survey builds upon the success of our first industry report - The Africa and Middle East Alternative Finance Benchmarking Report, which received world-wide mainstream media and governmental attention. This report documented the rise and development of alternative finance across Africa and the Middle East, but many questions remain. Together with the support of several industry bodies across the region, the 2017 industry tracking survey will highlight the size and the growth of the alternative finance market, as well as focus on key market trends that emerged over the last year.  

Focusing on crowdfunding, peer-to-peer lending and other forms of online alternative finance, this tracking survey aims to gather aggregate-level industrial data only. The survey consists of 15 questions, of which 8 are compulsory and marked with an asterisk (*). This survey should take no more than 20 minutes to complete. For a .pdf version of the questionnaire, please email the research team as indicated below. 

All platform identifying information will be stripped from the analytical and reporting process. After the survey is completed, data that you submitted will be encrypted and stored safely to ensure the continued anonymity and confidentiality of participating intermediaries. Commercial exploitation of the data is strictly prohibited.

Findings from this important tracking survey will provide headline industrial figures for our high-profile annual Middle East & Africa Alternative Finance Industry Report, which is due to be published in September 2017. The report itself will be disseminated freely to governmental departments, financial regulators, industrial trade associations and major media outlets to inform policy-makers and raise public awareness of alternative finance globally.

All participating alternative finance platforms/providers will be prominently acknowledged (e.g. via logo display) in our final report. Should you have any questions concerning the survey or the final report, please do not hesitate to contact Tania Ziegler (t.ziegler@jbs.cam.ac.uk) and/or Kieran Garvey (k.garvey@jbs.cam.ac.uk) directly.

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