Banking advice and guides for UK small businesses owners.


Banks to get tougher on bounce back loan defaulters

Government removes guarantees from £240m worth of Bounce Back Loans after banks disclose errors in their own vetting procedures

Business Loans

Which banks offer Bounce Back Loans? – how to find a BBL lender

Do you need to already be an existing bank customer to get a Bounce Back Loan? Which banks offer Bounce Back Loans to new customers?

Small Business Banking

Why Britain’s SMEs need a proper small business bank

The British Business Bank does not live up to its name and is not fit for purpose, argues Greg Taylor. What SMEs need is a proper nationwide small business bank

Small Business Banking

How is your bank helping your small business through coronavirus?

In addition to the government coronavirus emergency loan scheme, several high street banks are offering additional support to help small businesses get through the crisis

Small Business Banking

How has PPI damaged the British banks?

Here, Kamran Mirshahi shares his thoughts on the effect of PPI on the banks.

Small Business Banking

Why SMEs still face challenges to access finance from banks

CYBG makes £6 billion available for Britain’s SMEs over the next three years, as businesses struggle with access finance from banks.


SME bank Redwood secures banking licence from regulators

Redwood Bank, a new UK SME Business bank, has secured a banking licence following approval from the Financial Conduct Authority and Prudential Regulation Authority.


Blundering banks: The research that shows businesses are being failed

Nearly half of SME owners claim the advice they received in the last year from their bank had a negative impact on their business operations.


Businesses do not feel supported by their banks

More than a quarter of small businesses (26 per cent) do not feel supported by their banks, according to a survey of 500 small and medium-sized enterprises conducted by YouGov.

Small Business Banking

Five companies on what banks could do better for small businesses

Here, five small business owners and managers give their views on what banks could do to better serve early-stage and smaller companies.

Business Loans

Looking for alternative funding to banks

The reluctance of the banks to lend is well documented, and entrepreneur James Benamor argues that looking for an alternative is now the order of the day.


Beyond financing

Adam Rowse, customer and commercial director at Barclays Business, offers his perspective on the state of financing and relationships between business clients and banking institutions.

Business Technology

How to keep your small business safe online

Here's how Security Service Edge from Vodafone can help to protect your SME from ever-increasing cyber threats

Business Technology

How to grow a global creative agency in record time

Find out how creative agency, Myth Studio, used technology to grow their business and quadruple their staff count in 18 months

Partner content

Attracting and keeping top talent through Total Reward

Employment benefits specialist, Drewberry, explain why you should base your benefits around a Total Reward Strategy

Partner content

5 things every small business owner needs to know before starting

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