Invoice Finance

Alternative Finance for Business

What is invoice finance and who are the top 5 lenders?

As small business faces a deepening late payments crisis, invoice finance – borrowing against unpaid invoices – is surging in popularity.

Alternative Finance for Business

How to get your business out from under the COVID-19 debt mountain

Growth businesses face owing £105bn in debt because of COVID-19. Angus Grierson shows the various ways you can escape the debt mountain

Alternative Finance for Business

Small businesses blindsided by Growth Street demanding its money back

Growth Street tries to claw back £18m in loans from dozens of small businesses in order to repay panicked peer-to-peer investors


MarketFinance plans to offer up to £1m in business loans

Newly rebranded MarketFinance moves beyond invoice financing into business loans and other combined products

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Growth Street plans to lend £1bn to companies by end-2022

Growth Street plans to have £1bn out on loan to small businesses in attempt to plug £18bn funding gap left by high-street banks

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Julie Ashmore, Growth Street Q&A: ‘We want to transform the overdraft.’

Growth Street has lent more than £100m to growth businesses since the fintech platform launched in 2014. However, commercial director Julie Ashmore says Growth Street has its own plans to grow


NatWest launches digital invoice-finance service as alternative to overdraft

Businesses can borrow up to £300,000 against value of unpaid invoices regardless of whether they're a NatWest customer

Financial Management

Pure invoice financing growth slows

Invoice finance is usually preferred by companies who generate seasonal revenue.

Financial Management

Late payments cripple SMEs but new regulations may not help, says expert

The government introduced new measures to crack down on late payments, but this isn't necessarily good news for SMEs. Tony Duggan, CEO of supply chain finance platform, Crossflow Payments explains.

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Manufacturing SMEs forced to hold onto nearly £5bn in unsold stock

According to ABFA, money tied up in unsold stock is money that could have been used for business development or R&D.

Alternative Finance for Business

Breaking down invoice finance

Funding Options founder and CEO Conrad Ford strips away the jargon surrounding invoice finance, explaining when and why you may need these solutions when growing your business.

Financial Management

What is invoice factoring?

Invoice factoring is a commonly used but often misunderstood type of business finance — what is factoring, and how does it work? Funding Options CEO Conrad Ford explains.