Alternative Finance for Business

Where female entrepreneurs can get a business loan

One of the greatest challenges for female entrepreneurs is securing finance. Boost your company's growth with these business loans


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

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


Alternative Business Funding looking to raise £6m to fund expansion

ABF, the small business finance comparison site, wants to increase its registered users to 160,000 small firms

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Creative England launches £24m debt fund for creative businesses

Creative Growth Fund will offer loans of up to £500,000 to post revenue, IP-rich creative businesses which need finance to scale up

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Knight Capital to open London office offering small business loans

UK offshoot of Malaysian financier Knight Capital promises personal service to small business borrowers

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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


Nationwide wins £50m prize to help boost small business banking

Nationwide wins a £50m grant to help fund its expansion into SME banking, while Investec and Co-Operative Bank also win awards of £15m each

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Spotcap Q&A with small business lender Max Verploegen

Spotcap offers loans of up to £250,000 to businesses, priding itself on one working day decisions. To date, it has lent over €250m worldwide

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Cash raised by European SME direct funds falls by one third

Investors place €22bn in 19 direct funds for European business in 2018


Venture Debt: Shawbrook Bank launches new loans to growing SMEs

Shawbrook's head of Growth Capital has launched a new venture debt option for growing businesses.


Commercial credit data sharing scheme – transforming SME lending

SME's can now get a loan faster and potentially at more competitive rates.

Financial Management

How to get a loan when you are self employed

In this piece, we discuss the options available to access finance when you are self employed.