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Bank lending

We look at the lending criteria and updates from UK banks for small businesses.

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Business Banking Resolution Service opens doors in November

Business Banking Resolution Service will investigate disputes between high-street banks and SMEs going back to 2001

Small Business Banking

Cashplus plans to lend £400m to small business from next year

Cashplus aims to have a 10pc market share of all new UK business accounts by 2024, with nearly 100,000 business customers already

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Government launches Business Finance Council to help small businesses

Business secretary Andrea Leadsom will co-chair Business Finance Council to help small business access working capital and investment in post-Brexit Britain

Small Business Banking

Barclays rapped by UK watchdog over way it treats small business

Barclays has been censured by UK watchdog over its treatment of small businesses. Bank made smaller firms open account to access other products, says regulator

Small Business Banking

Nationwide wins £50m prize to help boost small business banking

Nationwide wins a £50m grant to help fund its expansion into SME banking, while Investec and Co-Operative Bank also win awards of £15m each

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Lending to SMEs plummets: 84 per cent of country saw fall over past year

Bank lending has decreased for a huge number of British SMEs, with businesses in central London suffering the most.

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Business growth stalled by slow bank lending warns market leader

Latest ONS data shows increase of only 0.3 per cent in UK GDP for Q1 2017, the slowest rate of growth since Q1 2016.

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£1 billion support package pledged to support UK businesses

Metro Bank has pledged to give both new and existing UK businesses over £1 billion to boost the UK economy.

Business Loans

SMEs under pressure as banks continue to shift overdraft lending

SMEs are under pressure as banks continue to shift overdraft lending in favour of big businesses, new research finds.

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EFG scheme ‘showing improvement’ with highest level of SME lending since 2011

Bank lending to small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) through the Enterprise Finance Guarantee (EFG) scheme has begun to show improvement, according to government figures.

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Vince Cable to banks: Be transparent about lending or face new taxes

Business secretary Vince Cable has piled pressure on the banks to be more transparent about lending to small businesses.

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BCC: Merlin figures ‘disappointing’

The British Chamber of Commerce (BCC) has said that banks need to reconsider how they communicate with business customers following today’s ‘disappointing’ lending data.

Business Loans

A guide to getting a small business loan

Everything you need to know on what small business loans are and what types of loan are available for your business.

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Why you need a business bank account

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5 things every small business owner needs to know before starting

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Business management

How to create good cashflow habits

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