Financing business

Late payment issues 'decimating' SME cashflow

A group of leading industry bodies is calling on the Government to draw up a plan of action to address late payment issues that they claim are decimating small firms' cash flow.

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Business finance applications succeed but demand falls

The majority of applications for business finance from small and medium enterprises succeeded in Q3, according to the latest SME Finance Monitor.

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Banks lend more to businesses, but less to SMEs

The UK's five major banks lent more to UK businesses in Q3, the latest figures collected by the Bank of England have shown.

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Credit easing must be bold, as a third of small firms are refused credit

The Government must come up with a credit easing solution that works for small firms, the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) has said.

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Business insolvencies reflect wider economic trends

Recent company insolvency figures are reflecting wider economic trends.

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Small businesses hit by 'spiralling' inflation

Small businesses are being hit hard by 'spiralling' inflation; research from the Forum of Private Business (FPB) has shown.

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Help medium-sized businesses to grow and the economy will follow

Help medium-sized businesses to grow, and the economy will grow, claims the CBI.

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Late payment data highlights need to watch debtors

UK businesses were a day later paying their debts in the three months to September, compared to the quarter before.

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Banks need incentives to lend to smaller businesses

Banks should be given incentives to lend to small and medium enterprises, the Governor of the Bank of England has said.

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New bank targets small business lending

A new bank owned by RBS Equity Finance has launched and is targeting lending to small businesses.

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