The government wants to encourage alternative sources of finance for small business, the minister for employment relations and consumer affairs, told a recent Asso
Invoice financing, crowd funding and peer-to-peer lending are part of a “new world order” of finance that is offering small businesses cheaper and faster alternati
The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) has revealed the first four successful alternative lenders who have won a share in a £110m pot of funding to help small businesses get a
As many small businesses still struggle to get finance, the ICAEW has published a free guide to explain different sources of fu
Despite the government’s best intentions, four out of 10 small firms were refused banking facilities in the second quarter of 2012, explains Adam Tavener.
Start-up business Alago needed credit to grow its business, but most providers were reluctant to help the firm realise the full potential of its heated glove technology.
With recession making cash tighter, invoice factoring and discounting is on the rise in the UK. But many businesses are still wary about the practice.