The free factsheet will consider the most prominent sources of alternative finance, their main features and the amounts that can be obtained. We then look at the process of accessing the funding, fees and terms, and the application and listing process.
Online platforms now give companies alternative sources of term lending, short-term finance against outstanding invoices, and equity funding by making offers directly to the general public. We consider how these newer sources of finance are giving business owners greater choice and flexibility than more traditional fundraising exercises, and explain how they differ from conventional products such as bank loans, overdrafts and factoring facilities.
Finally, we look at the options open to investors using these alternative forms of finance and how supply chain finance, a form of the more traditional receivables finance, can provide working capital to smaller companies.