Financing business

Add competition to the banking sector to boost lending

Setting banks business lending targets is not the way free up credit for firms, a business group has claimed.

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Mixed picture on bank lending to businesses

New research on bank lending to smaller firms has thrown up both encouraging and discouraging news.

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Overhaul banking sector to help smaller firms, says FSB

A leading business group has urged a radical reform of the banking system in order to give small businesses a fair crack of the whip at securing finance.

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Banks introduce business mentoring scheme

The UK’s five largest banks have organised mentoring schemes aimed at helping smaller businesses grow and develop.

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Credit conditions still tough for small businesses

Small firms are likely to encounter more problems raising finance over the next few months.

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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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