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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

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

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