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With savings not offering much return, there are growing options elsewhere

For investors looking for good returns, picking what type of alternative finance to engage with is an important decision.

One size does not fit all: Six questions to ask when securing business finance

Options other than high street banks are available, says Tony Pegg

United Kapital MD Tony Pegg tackles the issue of business finance and gives his advice on the sage questions which must be addressed.

How to be pitch perfect when seeking investment for your business

Having recently raised $6 million from the venture capital community, Hassle.com co-founder and CEO Alex Depledge provides guidance on how best to be successful in the process.

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When Mexican restaurant chain Chilango decided that it wanted to broaden its London offering, the business opted to blend a traditional mini-bond with the growing popularity of crowdfunding. GrowthBusiness finds out why.

The rise of peer-to-peer lending in the UK

As managing director of property finance business Folk2Folk, David Brown explains why peer-to-peer is growing through opening up the finance market, and how his business fits in.

Business finance: Where to find Enterprise Capital Funds

Enterprise Capital Funds are now under the management of the business bank

With Regents Park Partners II ECF bringing the total amount of Enterprise Capital Funds to 16, where does the money lie and what it is targeting?

The biggest players in the 2014 UK alternative finance market

To coincide with new FCA regulations set to influence the direction of the alternative funding market in the coming years, GrowthBusiness profiles seven of the most active crowdfunding, peer-to-peer and invoice-based platforms on the market.

FCA regulations and what they mean for the crowdfunding industry

Crowdfunding has encouraged those who have previously not to invest

On the eve of the new rules dictating how the crowdfunding market must operate, Söla Paterson-Marke, associate at DLA Piper, examines what has been done to protect investors.

The short-term finance method of equipping businesses with capital

With growing businesses facing a variety of challenges centred around cash flow, Everline managing director Russell Gould tells us why short-term finance can help plug holes.

How and why to apply for Regional Growth Fund finance

Nick Clegg has visited firms throughout the UK using the Regional Growth Fund

With more than £800 million of capital awarded through the Regional Growth Fund scheme so far, GrowthBusiness meets one of the successful applicants to discover what led to the application and why the funding method worked.

Business in Britain is broken

In the wake of the Funding for Lending update, Tradeshift CEO Christian Lanng looks at a different issue – how a lack of connectivity between SMEs and enterprises is breaking business, and what can be done to fix it.

Seedrs: Raising money and taking on the European market

With more and more businesses choosing to raise capital via the equity crowdfunding route, GrowthBusiness has asked Seedrs and Crowdcube about getting traction and moving beyond the confines of a domestic market, in a two-part special.

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