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A new ecosystem for business funding-the rise of alternatives

Adam Tavener examines the growth of alternative finance and explains why he set up Alternative Business Funding to help SMEs

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Big news for Scotland’s social entrepreneurs

David Cousland explains why Big Issue Invest and DSL Business Finance are teaming up to bring a new source fofinance for Scotland’s social entrepreneurs

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CDFIs generate £100m of ‘extra value’ for the local economy through RGF

Monday 8 September 2014 CDFIs generate £100m of ‘extra value’ for the local economy through Regional Growth Fund – A further £150m government lending pot could unlock thousands more jobs Community lenders have generated over £100m in ‘extra economic value’ through a government-backed fund supporting small businesses and social enterprises in England. Figures from the [...]

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Finding fair affordable finance just got a whole lot easier

Consumers and small or social businesses rejected by banks can now simply and quickly find a fair and affordable loan, thanks to the new website www.findingfinance.org.uk

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Bank referral legislation is welcome news for SMEs

The CDFA welcomes George Osborne’s announcement that the Government will introduce legislation that will require banks to refer decline customers to alternative providers. The proposed new rules mean that high street banks will have to offer to connect SMEs that they decline for loans to alternative sources of finance.

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40 CDFIs join funding portal for alternative SME finance

Forty CDFIs (community development finance institutions) responsible for funding over 10,000 small businesses rejected for bank finance last year, have joined with the rapidly-expanding finance portal alternativebusinessfunding.co.uk –to support SMEs requiring non-bank funding solutions.

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CDFA maps out how affordable credit can be available to all

Affordable credit should be accessible to everyone in every community across the UK, and the CDFA has set out how this vision should be realised. In its Just Finance report, published today, the CDFA maps the six steps that are needed to ensure we all have this basic right – of access to fair finance.

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A business kick start for social housing tenants

The CDFA and HACT are teaming up to bring finance and support to social housing tenants who want to start up in business. Callum Anderson of the CDFA explains how

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BOOST Neighbourhood Finance

Sarah Osborn explains why SWIG Finance are teaming up with local partners to pilot a new way of delivering finance and support in Bristol.

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New community banking solution launched in Bristol

Work is underway to set up and test a simple and practical community finance partnership to deliver wide-ranging finance and support services in Bristol. The pilot project is being led by the South West Investment Group (SWIG), a community development finance institution (CDFI) that will partner with other services to present a viable and integrated alternative solution to fragmented mainstream finance and support services.

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