High street bank NatWest has announced a new £150m fund specifically for women-led SMEs throughout the UK, marking International Women’s Day 2018, on 8 March.
New research has discovered that 20 per cent of loans provided though the 2.3bn Enterprise Finance Guarantee (EFG) scheme are ending up permanently in the red.
Output magazine has demonstrated how alternative finance method crowdfunding can be used to prevent businesses from collapsing, as well as providing growth capital.
High street banks may be hindering SMEs from accessing finance from alternative providers, the Office of Fair Trading (OFT) has announced.
SMEs are expected to turn increasingly to alternative sources of finance despite a projected recovery in bank lending next year.
Banks are not keeping up with alternative finance models, the sharing economy, or the flexible working trend. How long can they hold their power?
The reality about bank lending to growing businesses is more complex than it first appears. But SMEs must learn to work with their banks in new ways. Real Business Funding tackles the hottest issue in business today
As the finance landscape is more versatile than ever, there are new ways to finance your business.
The "most radical reform to banking within the UK in a generation" is ahead of us. What will it mean for business finance?
While almost all business leaders are aware of overdrafts, loans and mortgages as ways to fund business growth, there is a serious lack of understanding of alternative forms of borrowing.
A stagnant economy promises little recovery for struggling retail businesses, but forbearance by banks raises hopes for some breathing space for proactive companies to prepare for refinancing.
70 per cent of small business loans in the US are arranged by community banks; a model we should learn from, according to Peter A Soraparu.