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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Predicted value of UK’s alternative finance sector by 2020


Annual growth of European alternative finance market in 2016


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

Some of the funders we work with

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

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