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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.


Banks say ‘no’ to SMEs

Figures released by the British Bankers Association (BBA) confirm that lending to small businesses is in decline.


‘Banks are not supportive,’ say SMEs

Bank managers are among the least trusted group to approach when owner-managers are seeking financial advice, according to research from Close Invoice Finance.


Finances fall short for firms in deprived areas

Firms in deprived areas of the UK are likely to receive lower loans than their counterparts in more affluent regions, according to research into small business financing by the Bank of England.


New loan scheme to fund your business

A not-for-profit bank has opened in East London to provide financing to sole traders and micro-businesses (those with fewer than 5 employees), which do not usually qualify for loans from mainstream banks.

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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