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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

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

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