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Facing the alternative

Facing the alternative

Adam Tavener, head of alternativebusinessfunding, and chairman of Clifton Asset Management and pensionledfunding.com, talks to trfnews about how the UK's Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act 2015 is set to impact on the country's alternative and receivables finance market, and about where the industry is headed over the next few years

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The SME lending market is becoming a crowded space

The SME lending market is becoming a crowded space

This week we heard from the Treasury again. Their message was to the point. The pre-election 'purdah' was over, and not only were they getting back to the business of delivering the bank referrals part of the Small Business Act, they were seriously getting a move on with some pretty tight timescales for us all to stick to with respect to shaping the detail of the regulations.

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FundingKnight ABF Blog April 2015

FundingKnight ABF Blog April 2015

Four reasons to borrow with FundingKnight: fair, modern, responsive, egalitarian FundingKnight is an established member of a nascent Alternative Finance industry that is bursting with energy, innovation and growing up fast.

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Archover: The world’s first Secured and Insured crowdlending platform

Archover: The world’s first Secured and Insured crowdlending platform

In July 2014, a Professor of Finance and a group of entrepreneurs who have run start-ups, AIM listed firms and digital businesses founded ArchOver, a crowdlending company. ArchOver is a subsidiary of the Lloyd’s names agency, Hampden Group.

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Why use secured lending rather than an equity injection?

Why use secured lending rather than an equity injection?

In a word, cost. Secured lending is cheaper than equity funding. This is because secured lending means that the lender has 'security' in other words, if you do not repay the loan, they have something tangible that can be sold in order to repay the loan. This makes the lending less risky and so the rate charged by the lender will be less.

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A letter to Prime Minister David Cameron

A letter to Prime Minister David Cameron

Adam Tavener, founder of the Alternative Business Funding collaboration, writes an open letter to Prime Minister David Cameron on why SME access to finance needs to be a priority for the new Government.

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Expressing an interest

Expressing an interest

In common (I suspect) with other candidate platforms seeking designation under the Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act, ABF submitted its formal expression of interest to the British Business Bank last week.

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Alternatives and Receivables finance conference

Alternatives and Receivables finance conference

Next Monday, May 11, I will be hosting a panel debate at the Alternatives and Receivables finance conference in Canary Wharf.

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Supporting British businesses with access to funding

Supporting British businesses with access to funding

The alternative finance sector is developing fast, not just in terms of participants, but also through an ever-broadening range of products and services.

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Don’t miss out on funding, consider the alternatives?

Don’t miss out on funding, consider the alternatives?

Many business people still have the perception of alternative funding as a last resort. This is despite a recent survey of 1,500 UK SMEs which revealed that a third of them don’t even understand what alternative finance actually is - or how to access it.

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