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

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