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ALTERNATIVE FINANCE NEWS

Snowball has moved!

Mar 19, 2019

Snowball Alternative Finance would like to announce some exciting developments. In response to an increased demand for our services, resulting in the expansion of our team we are pleased to announce our move to substantially larger premises. We are now located at The Granary, Dingle Bank Farm, Holmes Chapel Road,…

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The future is bright for business growth

Jan 22, 2019

The banks may be closed for business but, thanks to the emerging alternative finance market, business won’t be short of funding options, according to North West based finance expert, Peter Black. Black, managing director of Snowball Alternative Finance, supports those businesses looking to gain investment from alternatives to high street…

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Preston Trampower appoints funding advisors

Nov 8, 2018

Snowball Alternative Finance has been appointed by Preston Trampower to secure the £25m funding for its project to get trams running in Preston for the first time since 1935. The deal will see Snowball advising on funding strategy as well as producing business plans and financial models for the project.…

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DISAPPOINTING IPOs?

Oct 29, 2018

There have been two fairly high-profile IPOs recently and both have disappointed on the market. Firstly, Funding Circle whose shares are down 10% from opening, albeit at one point they were down over 20%. Secondly, Aston Martin, who are down almost 20% since the IPO. It appears that the company…

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CVA CLAUSE

Oct 29, 2018

There have been a number of high-profile Company Voluntary Arrangements (CVAs) this year including the likes of Carpetright, Mothercare, Carluccio’s and New Look. Whilst on the face of it the rationale behind the CVA may be sound where businesses have genuine trading difficulties, some landlords feel CVAs are being abused…

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THRESHOLD FOR PROSPECTUS

Oct 29, 2018

A recent change in rules means that the threshold below which UK companies can raise money without the need for a costly investment prospectus is now €8m (£7.07m) – it was previously €5m. This means some larger businesses that were previously put off by the need for an expensive prospectus…

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Insight Webinar – The New World of Business Finance 15th November 11am – 12noon

Oct 9, 2018

We are delighted to announce our first webinar in conjunction with the Institute of Directors. The webinar is open to members as well as non-members of the IOD. On Thursday 15th November between 11am and 12 noon our managing director, Peter Black, will be exploring the types of funding available,…

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In the news…Appointments to the new Advisory Board

Oct 9, 2018

The appointment of 3 special individuals to the Snowball Advisory Board has received extensive coverage in the business and finance press in early October 2018. Snowball is delighted to welcome Mike Smith, Business Development Director of Brown Shipley, Mike Blackburn OBE and The Lord Goddard of Stockport to the team.…

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What is Bridging Finance and when should it be used?

Jun 26, 2018

At Snowball Alternative Finance we look to offer our clients flexible funding options which allow them to be nimble in business. Bridging Finance does what it says on the tin – it ‘bridges’ a gap whilst other longer term finance is arranged or before another property asset is sold. The…

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