UK bank lending failures leading to new measures being implemented

Mar 30, 2013 Simon Williams

UK bank lending failures leading to new measures being implemented

The British government has been launching an array of initiatives that, if successful, will boost business lending. Most of these programs, including a recent investment of some £30 million to alternative short term lenders, have one


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Small business owner confidence growing in UK

Mar 29, 2013 Simon Williams

Small businesses in the United Kingdom are more confident than they've been in awhile, according to a recent study from the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB), and that's nothing but good news for the British economy. "Confidence is key to


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Peer-to-Peer lending schemes gaining popularity in UK

Mar 27, 2013 Simon Williams

By now, small and medium-sized enterprise (SME) owners are aware that United Kingdom government initiatives to spark lending have largely been a failure. But the news isn't all bad - as bank lending has dried up, companies are being forced


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UK government dishing out funding to alternative lenders

Mar 27, 2013 Simon Williams

The Bank of England's Funding for Lending Scheme (FLS) has been widely criticized in recent months, with experts and analysts declaring that it failed to spark small and medium-sized enterprise (SME) growth.Determined not to let the FLS initiative


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PRBC scoring methods makes alternative lenders ideal for SMEs

Mar 26, 2013 Simon Williams

Investment levels are 10 percent below where they were in 2008, according to the Financial Times, and the debate over the causes of the dried-up lending market in the United Kingdom rages on.Businesses are blaming the lack of available funding,


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