New and exciting forms of financing for Europe's SMEs are more abundant than ever, but a lack of awareness and user-friendly platforms are hampering their uptake, warn experts.
SME ABS sounds like a pre-crisis acronym that spells disaster, but European policymakers are hoping it could be the answer to the funding dilemma facing many SMEs.
We talk to Daniel Rajkumar, founder and Managing Director of the peer to business online platform rebuildingsociety.com which connects creditworthy businesses with investors.
The US leads the way when it comes to alternative financing for small to medium enterprises, so what could Europe learn from its neighbours across the Atlantic?
Alternative finance reached a new milestone this year: the world's first crowdfunding IPO. We look at what French wine company, Domaine Chanzy's campaign means for crowdfunding.
We’ve all heard of peer-to-peer lending and crowdfunding but what about the other innovative financing ideas which have been bandied about to help SMEs? Farah Khalique takes a look.
It’s easy to think of crowdfunding as a miracle alternative to the more traditional options for raising finance; but the majority of attempts fail.
Founders of small and medium-sized companies dream of taking their businesses public to attract more capital, but how can they avoid wild overvaluations – like Groupon – in today’s overheated IPO market?