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Considering the prominence of peer-to-peer lending, invoice finance, crowdfunding and other financing platforms, it may be time to strip the sector of its 'alternative' monicker

Seeking funding from a direct lending fund

How do you persuade a direct lending fund to give you finance? Jon Herbert, managing director of direct lender Beechbrook Capital’s UK SME Credit Fund, has a check-list of tips for would-be borrowers

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Where to find cash to grow your business

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Asset-based lending: All you need to know

Asset-based lending is one of the fastest-growing forms for business finance in the UK: so here's a guide of all you need to know about it

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Financial risk: How is it assessed by the top VCs?

How do VCs assess risk when looking forensically at investment portfolios?

Five funding options to replace a removed bank overdraft

Business overdrafts are being withdrawn at an alarming rate: but it need not be the end of the road, as Conrad Ford explains

Five reasons banks use to reject applications for commercial mortgages

When most commercial borrowers apply for commercial mortgages and banks reject their application, they feel confused and lost because banks don’t bother to explain why they have turned it down.

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