Alternative Finance


Businesses finding it increasingly hard to secure finance from banks, often turn to their accountant for advice. But what alternatives can you suggest?

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Online EU, ,
Start date & time:  
01 January 2021 00:00
End date & time:  
01 January 2022 00:00
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CPD online course
Category:, Strategic finance and management reporting

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Course Overview

Introduction and background

  • What is alternative finance?
  • Why is alternative finance important?
  • What is the size and potential size of the sector?
  • How do P2P and crowdfunding platforms work?
  • How much can businesses typically raise from these sources?
  • Are crowdfunding platforms regulated?

Business loans

  • How much can businesses borrow and for how long?
  • What security must a borrower provide?
  • How is the borrowing rate set?
  • Can borrowers use this source of funding if they already have a bank loan or overdraft?
  • How does the application process work?
  • Can lenders ask for additional information on borrowers?
  • What happens if a borrower falls into arrears?

Working capital

  • How do invoice discounting platforms operate?
  • What types of working capital finance do these platforms offer?
  • How much does this type of finance usually cost?
  • What information will a borrower need to provide?
  • Do borrowers need their banks’ clearance to use these services?

Equity Capital

  • How are the size and price of the share offer set?
  • How much can businesses raise in equity capital from this source?
  • How does the fundraising process work?
  • What information do business owners need to provide?
  • What types of business tend to use equity crowdfunding platforms?
  • How is the ownership structured?

Target Audience

Accountancy and finance professionals both in practice and working in companies, and those advising companies on raising finance.