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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

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

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