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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Predicted value of UK’s alternative finance sector by 2020


Annual growth of European alternative finance market in 2016


Year-on-year growth in equity-based crowdfunding in 2016

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

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

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