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Online Peer to Peer Provider accolade for partners FundingKnight

Congratulations to our partners FundingKnight who scooped the Best Online Peer to Provider accolade at the Your Money Direct Awards.

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Helping business owners get their teeth into alternative funding

Finding the time in a busy business owner's diary to discuss funding is never easy but a working lunch is as good an opportunity as any.

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Why it’s good to talk about the future of the ABF portal

Alternative Business Funding is always looking to enhance the portal and improve communications with our funding partners.

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Do you need more funding than your lender will allow?

As the UK economy continues to recover, the demand for working capital from trading businesses will continue to increase.

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Jeremy Vine radio slot is music to the ears for alternative business funding

'All publicity is good publicity' but it doesn't come much better than a slot on national radio.

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The crucial need for alternative business funding options

LDF are delighted to join the Alternative Business Funding platform, helping to support SME businesses with our tailored financial solutions.

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A milestone reached on the ABF portal

The addition of 18 new funders to the ABF collaboration takes us to a total of 51 participants.

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SMEs must invest - and borrowing is best

Following the credit crunch, debt has become a bit of dirty word and many UK small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are now classed as permanent non-borrowers.

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Providing a clear view of the future for growing business finance

Our mission at MarketInvoice is to make the world of finance more efficient and transparent for small and growing businesses. Short-term finance in the UK is dominated by dinosaurs. The banks are slow beasts, who make decisions with seemingly very little justification.

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Overdrafts: the credit product every growing business needs, but can’t have – until now

The latest quarterly statistical release from the BBA spells out more bad news for SMEs hoping to open an overdraft with their bank – the number of approved facilities continues to fall. Growth Street is aiming to reverse that trend, by providing growing, profitable businesses with an overdraft alternative

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Why lending diversity and quick access to credit is critical for the future

We tend to think that the UK has one of the most stable financial systems in the world post-credit crisis, but a recent report from the New Economics Foundation on the UK’s financial stability ranked our financial system as the least resilient of the G7 countries, trailing behind Japan, Germany, France, Italy, the US and Canada.

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Innovative funding model proving saviour to high street businesses

Many have said we're a nation of shopkeepers and it has unfortunately been these high street businesses - shops, restaurants, beauty salons, hotels, hairdressers, cafes, bars, garages and the like - that have been particularly hard hit by the dearth in bank lending over the last couple of years.

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