Financing business

Funding for Lending Scheme extended

The Bank of England and HM Treasury has announced a 2 year extension to the Funding for Lending Scheme.

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SMEs consider alternative finance

SMEs in the communications sector are most likely to consider alternative sources to finance their businesses.

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SMEs missing out on innovation finance support

Many small and medium-sized enterprises are not accessing available resources for funding innovation and research and development activities.

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SME lending under government scheme increases

Lending to SMEs under the government's Funding for Lending Scheme rose by £500 million in Q2 2015, according to the Bank of England.

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EIS funding sees record rise in 2013/14

Small businesses raised £1.46 billion through the enterprise investment scheme in 2013/14, the highest ever annual amount lent through the scheme, official figures show.

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Small firms continue to utilise equity finance

The use of equity finance among small firms has more than doubled over the past 3 years, according to a report by the British Business Bank.

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Firms affected by late payment

More than three quarters of businesses suffer from late payments, according to research by Bacs.

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Government scheme approves 25,000th business loan

The Start Up Loan Company has approved 25,000 business loans, the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills has announced.

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Small firms predict 2015 growth

Almost two thirds of small businesses are predicting business growth in 2015, according to a survey by the Federation of Small Businesses.

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Small firms lack savings accounts

Less than a third of small and micro-sized businesses put money into a business savings account, research by Aldermore has found.

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