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Alternative finance continues to go from strength to strength: so what does the future hold and how will the high-street banks react?

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Alternative finance comes of age

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Government offers support on late payments: but SMEs must still help themselves

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As part of the Queen's Speech the Enterprise Bill offered support for small businesses hampered by late payments: but even with added help these companies must take action to tackle the problems themselves

Does alternative finance herald a golden age of British business?

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Is now the time to finance growth through acquisition?

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The current economic backdrop, coupled with renewed flexibility in the banking sector, means that for anyone thinking of growing a business through acquisition now could be a good time to start

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Crowdfunding for business is starting to move into the mainstream: so which platforms should you be looking to for the best shot at investment?

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Speaking ahead of Wednesday’s Budget, John Cridland, director general of the CBI called on the next government to mind the ‘financial gap’ experienced by many medium-sized UK businesses.

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