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Give all investors the same level of protection

All retail financial services should be subject to the same investor protection and regulation.

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Sticking to a diet of healthy alternative finance

In a world where 55% of website visitors spend just 15 seconds on a website (source: Hubspot) we are always interested to see just how long SME business users spend on ABF.

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Outsauce… taking on the challenges facing recruiters

In 2001, a group of former recruiters with leading industry knowledge of legislation, financing and accountancy came together to form Outsauce.

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Firing the first shots on “intended designation”

Yesterday’s Budget contained an important nugget, albeit not a headline-grabbing one. The Treasury has published the names of the first platforms that have reached ‘intended designation’ status.

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We’re in the business of funding when no one else will

Fredericks Foundation is a business charity whose aim is to offer affordable and ethical finance and mentoring support to people and organisations denied funding by mainstream banks.

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Five myths about Microfinance in the UK

One of the latest funders to join the ABF portal is the Fredericks Foundation, a business charity whose aim is to offer affordable and ethical finance to people and organisations denied funding by mainstream banks.

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Talk lending with your peers over breakfast

Here's the perfect opportunity to keep up with the latest developments in the peer-to-peer lending market.

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Funding partners named in New Year's Honours list

Two of our funding partners are celebrating a huge accolade after being awarded gongs in the New Year's Honours list.

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UK EXIM Ltd backs importers and exporters with finance

Trade & Export Finance Ltd (TAEFL) has established a new £1 million fund to help SMEs finance the purchase of goods and materials they require to meet confirmed export orders.

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Christmas message from our chairman

As we approach the (much needed) Christmas break I think it’s worth reflecting on some of the last year’s big moments, both for ABF and the alternative finance sector as a whole.

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Telegraphing my intentions for the ABF portal

There are a lot of journalists at the Daily Telegraph. Hundreds upon hundreds.

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Your ABF business profile in your hands... you have control

The wait is over, the development signed off and we are ready to go.

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