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

Funding Britain's Growth

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Funding Britain's Growth
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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


On your marks...

Ambitious for growth, but stuck? Help is at hand, which won’t cost you a penny, but could make you a fortune.


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


SMEs are still struggling for cash

As the world economy flirts with an ugly slowdown, go-ahead British firms are eager to finance growth and buck the global economic trend


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


Getting small builds off the ground

When UK housebuilders find it tough to get funding there is a specialist in development finance that can save the project


Invoice discounting made easy

Investly is set to cut the cost of invoice discounting with an online peer-to-peer platform

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