The number of alternative finance vehicles available has increased in recent years. Small and medium-sized businesses have looked to them for funding, as high street banks have withdrawn from this sector. Their relatively high yields and low correlation to other asset classes have attracted investors.
However, there is a lack of clarity regarding different formats, credit competency and risk levels. It is important to demystify this still-nascent sector, and I would argue the platform market is now...
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