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Debt, Equity, Mezzanine finance: Understanding the different investment routes
Here we explore the three broadest funding options available and what to consider when seeking investment.
What is Tooling? Understanding what can be supported by the National Tooling Loan Fund
FDC explores what “tooling” is in relation to FDC’s National Tooling Loan Fund.
Navigating the funding landscape needn’t be a mapless journey
Here we explore what to consider to navigating the alternative funding landscape more easily.
How UK SMEs can stay ahead during an economic recession
Here we explore ways in which UK SMEs can stay one step ahead during a recession and come out the other side thriving.
How manufacturers can bridge the skills gap with funding
FDC explores how alternative finance may help to address the skills gap.
Alternative investment supporting the UK’s manufacturing industry
FDC explores how alternative debt funding can support the recovery of the industry.
Introducing Industry 5.0: Preparing for constant technology advances within the manufacturing industry
FDC explores utilising investment to get Industry 5.0 ready.
What SMEs seeking finance during COVID-19 need to know
Alternative debt funding offers a genuine long-term solution when businesses cannot access financial support from government schemes or traditional bank lending.