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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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£6.1
billion

Lent by peer-to-peer companies in 2018

20
per cent

Annual increase in P2P lending in 2018

4200
per cent

Increase in value of outstanding P2P loans in last 8 years

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

  • Catalyst Finance
  • Calverton Finance
  • Creative Capital
  • Peak Cashflow
  • Royal Bank of Scotland
  • Boost Capital
  • Innovation Finance
  • Gener8 Finance
  • Skipton Business Finance
  • Shawbrook Business Credit
  • IGF Invoice Finance
  • GapCap Cashflow Finance
  • Secure Trust Bank
  • Regency Factors
  • Giant
  • Davenham Trade Finance
  • Team Factors
  • Woodsford Tradebridge
  • Close Brothers Invoice Finance
  • Positive Cashflow Finance
  • Aldermore Invoice Finance
  • Spotcap
  • Nucleus Commercial Finance
  • Merchant Money
  • Investec
  • Metro Bank SME Finance
  • Partnership Invoice Finance
  • iwoca
  • Asset Advantage
  • Haydock Finance Ltd
  • Roma Finance
  • 4Syte
  • 1pm
  • MarketFinance
  • InvoCap
  • Lloyds Bank Commercial Finance
  • PNC Business Credit
  • Santander Corporate & Commercial
  • inFund
  • Barclays
  • ABN AMRO Commercial Finance
  • Ultimate Finance Group
  • Davenham Asset Finance
  • Trade Finance Partners
  • Bibby Financial Services
  • Leumi ABL
  • Berkeley Trade Finance Ltd
  • Pulse Cashflow Finance

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