Works Management is one of many media outlets to report the steady progress in understanding and acceptance of alternative financial sourcing of funds for small and medium-sized enterprises. At Money&Co., we put lenders seeking excellent returns on capital together with carefully vetted small businesses seeking funds for growth. It's a simple idea, but nevertheless one that is considered "alternative". For now, at least...
Here's an excerpt from the Works Management report: "Alternative funding options will be a major theme at Business, Innovation, Efficiency and Technology 2017, hosted at the Amex Stadium in Brighton on 27th April.
"Andy Davis, former editor of FT Weekend and author of the 'Beyond the Banks' report on alternative finance, will be one of the industry experts forming an 'alternative funding panel' at the free one-day conference, where he will share his expertise with local business leaders.
"Says Davis: 'The alternative funding market is still small when compared to traditional banks, but it can provide a faster and more flexible option for businesses. For example, it's a route increasingly used for unsecured loans of £50,000 to £70,000.'"
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