Accountants are the number one external trusted advisor to business leaders, and so it is significant that 66% of accountants are now referring their clients to external lenders as alternative finance options become more mainstream. According to a new survey commissioned by business finance lender, MarketInvoice, banks are still the most popular lenders among accountants. However, more than a third would suggest a business loan provider that is not a high street bank. At Bricks we work with a select group of specialist brokers in Devon, Cornwall, Dorset, Somerset and Bristol who remain our main source of new business, although we have received several referrals from accountants recently.