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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£12.3
billion

Predicted value of UK’s alternative finance sector by 2020

84%

Annual growth of European alternative finance market in 2016

295%

Year-on-year growth in equity-based crowdfunding in 2016

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

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

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