Financing business

Stability not more changes needed for equity markets

The announcement by the Business Secretary, Vince Cable, that the Government is to conduct a review of the way that the UK’s equity markets work has been greeted with a degree of scepticism by a leading business group.

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Lending improves for manufacturers

Britain’s manufacturing firms are beginning to find it slightly easier to gain access to credit and finance.

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Loan scheme funding shows a decline

New figures suggest that lending to firms under the Government’s Enterprise Finance Guarantee (EFG) scheme has fallen this year.

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Drop in venture capital investment

Private investment in new UK enterprises fell back last year.

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Banks undershoot small business lending targets

UK banks have failed to reach the levels of small business lending that were agreed under Project Merlin.

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Lending charges hamstringing small firms

The cost of loans imposed by banks is hindering the ability of small firms to drive economic recovery, it has been claimed.

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Little improvement in demand for business loans

Loan applications from SMEs are still very subdued, new figures suggest.

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Drop in credit requests by small businesses

Loan applications from smaller firms showed a decline in the first three months of the year.

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