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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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Why we need to act now to help SMEs find the finance they need

Why we need to act now to help SMEs find the finance they need

It is well documented that traditional banks aren't willing or able to provide enough finance for SMEs as the aftershocks of the financial crisis still work their way through the system

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The trade finance option for your business to tap into

The trade finance option for your business to tap into

Banks take note– there are many other ways for businesses to get funding today; the trick for businesses is often just working out where to go and what to ask for!

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Redefining Equity Crowdfunding

Redefining Equity Crowdfunding

The UK alternative finance market is the largest in Europe, with a rapidly growing value of £1.78bn; equity-based crowdfunding is one of the fastest growing sectors within this market, with a growth of 600% between 2012 and 2013. The sector had a market value of £78 million in 2014, at an average growth rate of 420%.

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Keeping you in the Alternative Business Funding picture

Keeping you in the Alternative Business Funding picture

Welcome to the first Alternative Business Funding e-zine, which will now be a regular communications, news and resource point for funders who are part of the ABF collaboration.

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Driving forward the growth of alternative finance with Fundsurfer

Driving forward the growth of alternative finance with Fundsurfer

We all love great ideas but securing the funding for a grand plan can be very difficult, especially in the current economic climate.

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An insight into UK Bond Network and its position within the alternative funding arena

An insight into UK Bond Network and its position within the alternative funding arena

UK Bond Network is a peer-to-peer platform which uses its syndicate of experienced investors to provide fast and flexible finance to UK SMEs. The finance is structured as corporate bonds, issued to the investors by the borrowing business.

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The prognosis for proliferating platforms

The prognosis for proliferating platforms

Two weeks ago the Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Bill received Royal Assent and became an Act of Parliament.

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Surety is a natural match for ABF

Surety is a natural match for ABF

ABF broke new ground in bringing DRS Bond Management on board. It was an important move, because surety products are of increasing importance to organisations needing to provide performance bonds.

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