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11 March 2013 ACCA held our first Alternative Finance Conference at ACCA’s headquarters in London.

The period from 2009 to 2012 saw an explosion in new innovative models for business financing, using technology to break through market imperfections that businesses and finance providers had long taken for granted. ACCA has followed their progress carefully and organised an event to look into the developments in more detail.

This high-profile event, introduced by ACCA's Chief Executive, Helen Brand, and the Consumer Affairs Minister, Jo Swinson, provided an opportunity for our members to hear about some of the latest alternatives to bank finance from the UK's most innovative finance providers, and decide for themselves whether their offering can live up to the hype and help their businesses or clients.

The conference was recorded and all presentations are now available below:

Welcome addresses

Welcome addresses by Helen Brand and Jo Swinson

by Helen Brand and Jo Swinson

Expert presentations

Andy Davis, author of Seeds of Change, the definitive 2012 review of the alternative finance sector

Andy Davis, author of Seeds of Change, the definitive 2012 review of the alternative finance sector, and a former FT Investment editor.

 

Simon Deane-Johns, a solicitor at Keystone Law

Simon Deane-Johns, a solicitor at Keystone Law and formerly general counsel and company secretary of Zopa, the pioneering peer-to-peer finance marketplace.

 

Glenn Collins, Head of Technical Advisory at ACCA

A presentation on the Business Finance Adviser Scheme jointly developed by ACCA and ICAEW, by Glenn Collins, Head of Technical Advisory at ACCA.

Business models and product offerings

Bilbus

Bilbus

 

Crowdcube

Crowdcube

 

FinPoint UK

FinPoint UK

 

Funding Circle

Funding Circle

 

Kantox FX

Kantox FX

 

Market Invoice

Market Invoice

 

Marc Fecher, a specialist Corporate Finance Partner at Kingston Smith

Roundtable discussion and Q&A, Chaired by Marc Fecher, a specialist Corporate Finance Partner at Kingston Smith.

Published: 16 May 2013