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Welcome to the AABF 

The Association of Alternative Business Finance (AABF) was launched in early 2017 to promote the best standards of industry practice and to provide the UK's diverse range of alternative lenders with a common and influential voice.

The Association of Alternative Business Finance (AABF) was launched in early 2017 to promote the best standards of industry practice and to provide the UK's diverse range of alternative lenders with a common and influential voice.

 

All members (click here for a full list of members) appreciate that awareness of alternative finance options amongst SMEs remains a major issue and the AABF's distinctive logo is designed to inspire confidence and highlight that members adhere to a strict set of operating principles.

 

Excellent working relationships have been established with with influential industry bodies and Government All-Party Working Groups. The AABF is now regularly asked for input on key industry policies and issues.

 

 

Increasingly the AABF is working closely with the CBI through its SME Council alongside other prominent Trade Associations.

 

COVID-19 has had a devastating impact on many SMEs ,however, many have shown the ingenuity and adaptability needed to prosper and are looking for flexible financial facilities to help them invest and grow.

 

The AABF is determined to highlight the support SMEs need and issues that need addressing. Additionally, it is determined to promote alternative finance options as traditional banks are often unwilling or unable to lend.