Recent research by small business finance provider Liberis found that nearly 30% of SME’s require funding to stay afloat. Across a broad range of criteria made available for business owners, ‘keeping afloat’ scored amongst the top five reasons for finance requests; with ‘purchasing new equipment’, ‘keeping up to date’, and ‘other operating costs’ also scoring highly.
Liberis’ research also found there is a perceived reluctance among UK banks to invest in risk and innovation, indicating a demand for alternative financing options.
With 62% of UK small businesses viewing funding as a mechanism to grow, it is worrying that 55% are unable to access this required funding. Concerned for the growing pressure and expectations on banks and other mainstream finance providers, alternative financing providers, can provide a simple, flexible and transparent funding system to help UK SMEs achieve their growth ambitions.
Commenting on the report, Rob Straathof, CEO at Liberis, said: “In an increasingly uncertain economic climate, there is a greater need to protect our small businesses and provide them with much needed working capital.”
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