Is alternative finance still alternative?

British businesses, especially startups and smaller firms hungry for growth capital, are increasingly turning to alternative forms of funding to get quick and ready cash

Top 10 UK alternative finance stories

Hotshot companies need liquid cash – here’s how ten of Britain’s fastest growers got the capital they needed to expand business and thrive

Building unicorns on the stock market

No doubt all startups want to make it big and exit with pockets full of cash, but few manage billion-dollar status

Rethink your cash flow with invoice trading

The age-old problem of late payment can stunt business growth, but there are ways of easing the pain and getting cash flowing to resume expansion plans

P2P lending and crowdfunding becomes the norm

The alternative finance industry looks set to go from strength to strength to become a tried-and-tested means of business funding

Investing in growth has never been easier

The rise of peer-to-peer lending and crowdfunding has opened up opportunities for smaller investors to get a piece of the action alongside the big players

Find the signal in the noise

How to navigate the alternative finance sector successfully to secure the right funding for your business

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