Sources of Alternative Finance

Online Course on Alternative FinanceSources of Alternative Finance Online CPD Training Course

Businesses, finding it increasingly hard to secure finance from banks, turn to their accountants for advice. But what alternatives can you suggest? The crowdfunding and peer-to-peer finance market is growing rapidly and presents an increasingly attractive option, but with such new products and services, how can you identify the right option for a particular organisation.

In this course, FT journalist Andy Davis explores this rapidly expanding market and shares the very latest information on the crowdfunding and peer-to-peer finance movement. He focuses on crowdfunding platforms in three distinct sectors of the market: business loans, short-term working capital finance and equity fundraising.

4 hours of CPD, 120 days access for £75 less 10% discountFinancial Fluency Special Price £67.50
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At the end of this online CPD course you will be able to

• Get to grips with the alternative finance market
• Understand the details of how the options work
• Decide which options are right for their business or clients
• Secure the best deal on the option chosen
• Understand what they need to do to apply

This course is written for people working in the accounting and finance industry at all levels.

Key areas covered

• Introduction and background
• Business loans
• Working capital
• Equity capital


Example feedback

Rating: 5 Stars for online course

“It will assist me to recommend a financing option to client other than the traditional sources.”

“Gave a useful refresher/insight into alternative finance sources including things such as crowdfunding.”

“Gained greater insight and understanding into alternative forms of finance, learned about a new source too.”

“The case studies were short but make you think and evaluate the situation. It also addressed my own way of learning.”

You can review this course using the questionnaire in the course completion area.

Flexible learning

Learners take their own route through the topics covered in the course. They will learn at their own pace through a variety of interactive activities designed to accommodate a range of learning styles.”

Alternative finance introduction and background
Alternative finance business loans
Alternative finance working capital
Alternative finance equity c

About the author of Alternative Finance

Andy DavisAndy Davis is a writer on investment, finance and business. He spent 15 years as a journalist on the Financial Times, and held a series of senior roles including Development Editor and most recently editor of FT Weekend.

Andy writes for a range of newspapers and magazines and is the author of two research reports on alternative sources of finance for small businesses: the first Beyond the Banks report, published by Nesta in September 2011, and Seeds of Change, published by the Centre for the Study of Financial Innovation in July 2012.

In September 2012, he appeared as a witness at the Parliamentary Commission on Banking Standards Sub-Committee A (Panel on the consumer and SME experience of banks).

He is an associate editor and investment columnist for Prospect, the monthly current affairs magazine, and in May 2012 was named Personal Financial Journalist of the year in the Wincott Awards on the strength of his columns for Prospect.

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Course Price and Features

4 hours of CPD, 120 days access for £75 less 10% discountFinancial Fluency Special Price £67.50
Use promo code FF101 at checkout to receive the Financial Fluency special price

• This course provides 4 hours of verifiable CPD
• You can access the course unlimited times for 120 days following purchase
• Full price = £75 (plus VAT) less 10% Financial Fluency discount = £67.50 (plus VAT)

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