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

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

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