Financing business

Banks to refer rejected businesses to alternative providers

Nearly three quarters of small businesses seeking finance only ask one lender, according to research by the Treasury.

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Low awareness of funding options among businesses

Applying for finances? Knowledge of the different funding options available for businesses is low.

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Chasing payments taking 10% of working day for small firms

How does your business manage payments? Small firms are spending up to 10% of their working day chasing late payments.

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Buyout activity for SMEs at 5 year high

Investment for SMEs is at its highest level for 5 years, according to research from Lyceum Capital and Cass Business School.

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Insolvencies continued to fall in 2015

The number of people being declared insolvent was at its lowest level for a decade, according to the Insolvency Service show.

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Funding for Lending Scheme extended

The Bank of England and HM Treasury has announced a 2 year extension to the Funding for Lending Scheme.

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SMEs consider alternative finance

SMEs in the communications sector are most likely to consider alternative sources to finance their businesses.

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SMEs missing out on innovation finance support

Many small and medium-sized enterprises are not accessing available resources for funding innovation and research and development activities.

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SME lending under government scheme increases

Lending to SMEs under the government's Funding for Lending Scheme rose by £500 million in Q2 2015, according to the Bank of England.

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EIS funding sees record rise in 2013/14

Small businesses raised £1.46 billion through the enterprise investment scheme in 2013/14, the highest ever annual amount lent through the scheme, official figures show.

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