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

Some of the funders we work with

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

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