Funding Britain's Growth

Smaller businesses are still struggling to get the funds they need to finance growth. Figures from the Bank of England show that net lending to the sector fell by £300 million in December 2015. This report explores alternative lending, including ten of the fastest growing UK startups that have thrived on alternative finance, the business case for invoice trading, and the increased opportunities afforded to smaller investors by peer-to-peer lending and crowdfunding. It also explores how to grow a billion-dollar unicorn on the stock market