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SME lending

Articles, news and advice on access to finance and lending for UK small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).

Business Loans

City grandees call for small business Covid debt to be turned into tax owing

Government should convert £35bn worth COVID-19 debt gone bad into tax owing to save nearly 800,000 SMEs from going under, say 200 financial experts.

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

News

Nearly 1m businesses on brink of collapse, warn accountants

Over 800,000 small businesses are within four weeks of going bust, unable to get hold of promised coronavirus emergency bank loans

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

Small Business Banking

Co-operative Bank to revolutionise small business banking offer

Co-operative Bank plans to bolster its small business banking offer through re-introducing relationship managers, revamping its technology and easing up cash flow facilities

Business Loans

HSBC adds billions to its £14bn small business loan fund ahead of Brexit

SME loan fund ringfences cash for agriculture and companies that want to expand overseas post Brexit

Business Loans

Knight Capital to open London office offering small business loans

UK offshoot of Malaysian financier Knight Capital promises personal service to small business borrowers.

Business Loans

How to prepare your application for a business loan

Sourcing a business loan is easy through online marketplaces such as Know Your Money. Deciding whether to go for a high-street bank or a new alternative lender is the hard part. Which kind of business lender is right for you?

News

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

Exclusive – B-North to open national small business bank by end-2020

B-North plans to open network of eight branches across England, combining face-to-face lending with cutting-edge technology

News

KPMG urges SMEs to speak to banks before shock of no-deal Brexit

Small business should speak to their banks now about shoring up overdrafts and loans as threat of no deal moves closer, says KPMG

Small Business Banking

Barclays business CEO worries SME lending bubble could burst

Barclays business banking CEO Ian Rand fears growing SME lending market could see a Wonga-style collapse if fintech lending criteria are not rigorous enough

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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