Alternative Finance

Alternative Finance

What is Alternative Finance?

The alternative finance market has made huge strides in recent years as businesses which have typically been starved of traditional bank lending, such as overdrafts and loans, have sought another route to raise finance.

The likes of crowdfunding and peer-to-peer finance, in particular, are increasing in profile and enjoying impressive growth, enabling businesses to secure funding from online investors through dedicated websites.

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Estimated volume of alternative finance provided during 2015


Annual increase in alternative finance in 2015


Year-on-year growth in equity-based crowdfunding in 2015

Which alternative business finance options exist?

There is a wide range of funding platforms to consider when looking at alternative business finance. While they can broadly be narrowed down to crowdfunding and peer-to-peer lending, the options within these categories can be vast.

Here’s more information on these two alternative finance products to help you explore whether they’re right for you. Alternatively, contact our team today and we’ll assess which option is the most suitable solution according to your funding requirements.

We were really impressed with the speed at which we could get a facility in place. Hilton-Baird recognised and related to our situation and worked with speed and efficiency to get us up and running.

Steve Marney, Managing Director, South East Construction & Recruitment

Funders we work with

  • Metro Bank SME Finance
  • Catalyst Finance
  • Innovation Finance
  • Aldermore Invoice Finance
  • Royal Bank of Scotland
  • iwoca
  • IGF Invoice Finance
  • Amicus Commercial Finance
  • Team Factors
  • Pulse Cashflow Finance
  • Skipton Business Finance
  • Hitachi Capital Invoice Finance
  • Bibby Financial Services
  • Partnership Invoice Finance
  • Assetz Capital
  • Working Capital Partners
  • Close Brothers Invoice Finance
  • Leumi ABL
  • Regency Factors
  • Outsauce
  • Secure Trust Bank
  • Market Invoice
  • Lloyds Bank Commercial Finance
  • Factor 21
  • Henry Howard Cashflow Finance
  • Woodsford Tradebridge
  • Positive Cashflow Finance
  • Santander Corporate & Commercial
  • Calverton Finance
  • PNC Business Credit
  • Ultimate Finance Group
  • Davenham Trade Finance
  • Roma Finance
  • 1pm
  • ABN AMRO Commercial Finance
  • Shawbrook Business Credit
  • Creative Capital
  • Trade Finance Partners
  • Everline
  • GapCap Cashflow Finance
  • Barclays
  • Invoice Cycle
  • Davenham Asset Finance
  • Asset Advantage
  • Ashley Commercial Finance
  • Platform Black
  • Nucleus Commercial Finance

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