The Lending archive.


Lending to small businesses hits all-time low

New findings from the FSB show successful finance applications plummeting to lowest level on record


HSBC UK launches £12 billion lending fund for SMEs

HSBC UK is launching a £12 billion lending fund for SMEs across the UK. Here's what you need to know.


Barclays doubles unsecured lending to small businesses

Small businesses are in luck as Barclays has doubled its unsecured lending limit from £50,000 to £100,000.


British Small Business Awards 2017: Business Lender of the Year shortlist

The shortlisted institutions in the Business Lender of the Year category have been announced for the British Small Business Awards.


Majority of SME’s do not trust traditional lenders

The majority of SME’s struggle to trust traditional lenders, and in fact prefer to invest their own personal funds and savings into the business.

Getting Online

Why lenders will be required to link to comparison websites

Payday lenders will be required to clearly link to a price comparison website, following new regulation.


Expected rates of lending for SMEs to increase as confidence grows

Lending to SMEs dropped by £2 billion in one year and £4 billion since 2013 as early indicators demonstrate an uptick in lending to SMEs in 2017.


What small businesses want for Christmas from business lenders

Small businesses report feeling disconnected and alienated from bank lenders and wish for more support and transparency for Christmas, a new study reveals.

Small Business Banking

Glimmers of positive growth for SME lending for 2017

Lending to SMEs has dropped by £2 billion in one year but early indicators in 2016 reveal an uplift in lending and confidence that SMEs can secure finance.

Business Loans

Millions of Brits lending to family and friends to bridge the gap

1.6 million people have lent money directly to a friend or family member to help them start or grow a business, a new study reveals.

Small Business Banking

Do small businesses still need banks?

As the alternative finance sector continues to grow at a rapid rate, Paul Mildenstein considers if banks have had their day.


Bank of England data shows a slowdown in lending to UK businesses

The annual rate of growth in the stock of lending to UK businesses was negative in the three months to August, research finds.

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

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