From hammers to tents, the trend to borrow and rent out belongings is disrupting markets

This article titled “How the sharing economy is growing beyond Airbnb and Uber” was written by Vikki Knowles, for theguardian.com on Friday 18th March 2016 14.16 UTC

From spare bedrooms, cars and ladders, we’re sharing, or renting out our own belongings more than ever. Known as the sharing economy, the concept of sharing access to goods, services and talent has exploded over the last few years, enabled by our digital era.

Since we’re sharing just about anything, and with the consumer peer-to-peer rental market valued at a cool £15bn, what does the future hold for this trend?

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