Get access to over 151 funders and products with funds available from £500 to £50 million
Director, S-Company Ltd
“Alternative Business Funding is effective, precise and exactly what one needs to get things done.”
The Forum of Private Business
“Looking at what is appropriate and probably more importantly what is not suitable for their funding needs, then the ABF platform is a great tool to help SMEs find the right funding, for the right purpose, at the right price!”
Why choose Alternative Business Funding?
Free & Fair!
Search our database in under 5 minutes
You provide some really straightforward information to get started. This is the type of information you have to hand; you don't have to find a bunch of stuff to get going.
Security is our number one concern
State-of-the-art encryption, password protection and top notch bank-level security protect you at the website level. The ABF / Experian Credit partnership allows you to search for available finance from multiple Finance Providers at the same time, without impacting your credit rating.
One place to search, one place to find
With a deep and broad selection of finance providers, from high street banks to alternative funders, represented on ABF you can be certain that you are giving yourself the best chance to find the right finance.
Free & Fair
Always and forever. ABF is free for SMEs to use
But that's only one part of making the experience fair. Finance Providers don't pay us for their listings. They can't buy their way to the top of our rankings. No, instead we use our Funder Finder algorithm to sort through the information you give us and match it to the information they give us; that's our official Fairness Guarantee.
Business Funding Explained
Watch how our business funding portal can help you find better solutions for your funding needs
2 month free trial with Experian worth £59.98!
Register today and receive 2 months free trial of the business profile credit report from Experian - worth £59.98! See what Finance Providers see when they look at your credit reports.
Choosing Funding is Simple
Use our Funder Finder engine to search for funding alternatives. You can do this by answering some simple questions about your business and your funding needs (this takes 5 minutes!), or call 0800 027 7065 or Email to contact one of our Customer Service team.
You will be presented with a list of funders that our algorithm believes is a match for you. Review these options and choose as many funders as you wish to approach. These enquiries are anonymous and won't negatively impact your business credit rating.
Once you have made your enquiries, interested funders will get in touch directly with you to discuss your options further. They will usually be in touch via phone or email within 24 hours. It really is that simple!
What the Experts Say...
The simple fact is that we need to raise the level of finance in the economy to support growth aspirations, so to this end the alternativebusinessfunding.co.uk portal is an important step forward – providing a collaborative environment for business funding and recycling opportunities from other funders.
Matthew Fell, Director for competitive markets at the CBI
The key to the whole process is the ridiculously simple Alternative Business Funding website where entrepreneurs input their details and get recommendations, through a traffic-light system, on which of the firms could be best for them within seconds.