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The Association of Alternative Business Finance 

The voice of alternative finance providers across the UK


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 seven founding members; Capify, Credit4, Catalyst Finance, Fleximize, Liberis,  Just Cashflow and YesGrowth have now been joined by a range of additional alternative lenders (click here for full membership list).

All members appreciate that awareness of alternative finance option 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.

Our Mission

To increase the influence, knowledge and awareness of our members so that UK businesses have a choice of funding to suit their needs

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Influence public policy and regulatory conditions to enable the sector to compete fairly and grow responsibly

Professional Standards

Ensure members deliver high standards of business conduct to promote confidence in the alternative finance sector


Raise awareness and understanding of the benefits of alternative finance as a credible source of business funding

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Operating Principles

The Association represents its members through its four operating principles

  • Transparency
  • Responsibility
  • Fairness
  • Security


1 Charterhouse Mews, Farringdon, London EC1M 6BB

  Tel:  020 3199 7113



AABF Limited is a company registered in England and Wales with company number 10563011

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