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Jump Start

Providing debt to a business that is just eight months old is not the norm. Tim Johnston explains how Oxygen jumped the queue.

Alternatives Rock

The European alternative lending space has deepened considerably over the last few years, with many new players entering the market. Vicky Meek asks is there scope for further growth?

Out with the old

Could the ‘late-payment culture’ finally be overcome? Deborah Bell looks at how the ban on invoice assignments could help fuel UK SME growth

Spoilt for choice

Debt markets have been diversified since the global financial crisis first hit, and many borrowers have faced a bewildering array of cheap debt options. But with financial markets increasingly nervous, do companies need to get shopping while liquidity remains?

Built to last

Setting up a challenger bank is a tough call. Mark Sismey-Durrant, chief executive at Hampshire Trust Bank, shows the value of experience, in a market of opportunity.

Sunny scattered showers

There are many positives in the outlook for 2016, but it is not unbridled confidence. Cautious optimism looks to be the flavour of 2016, says Jackie Bowie

Full speed ahead

The value of asset-based lending (ABL) has been increasing at a steady 8% to 10% per annum over the past few years, hitting £140.6bn in the first six months of 2014, according to the Asset Based Finance Association (ABFA).

Little black book

With banks retreating from providing long-dated finance, there is an opportunity for other funding sources. Chris Lowe gives his opinion about a shifting market.

One for all

Backing an MBO involving more than 300 shareholders is a pretty daunting task. Matthew Robinson of ICG explains how innovation and resilience ultimately brought success.

Alternative Finance

Specialist marine and aviation underwriter Beazley turned to the LSE's order book for retail bonds (ORB) to raise funding. Jason Sinclair explores an increasingly popular alternative to bank finance.

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