Financier Worldwide

Authors: Nick Stainthorpe

The UK referendum result has caused uncertainty in the financial services industry, but could this be a time of opportunity for alternative capital providers?

Alternative capital providers are generally non-bank lenders or intermediaries to lending by non-banks. Some are regulated, while others are not. Alternative finance embraces lenders from the smallest participants in peer-to-peer platforms to multibillion dollar global direct lending funds and they cover diverse product areas such as leveraged finance, real estate finance, factoring, supply chain finance, leasing, consumer lending and trade finance, but not, for example, lending to investment grade corporates.

The referendum has a number of actual and potential consequences for the alternative finance industry.

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