With the general election taking place on 8 June, the owner of business bank OakNorth has discussed what would earn his vote on the day, as well as other developments on the entrepreneurial radar.
It takes a lot for me to get even mildly excited about a bank these days. But a bank that ‘just works’ for an SME stays out of the way, and doesn’t issue time fines or patronise you? Now that’s a little different.
Last week MPs issued an announcement on Government initiatives to improve access to finance for small businesses.
The government's Business Bank is being outgunned by alternative finance providers, new figures show.
New figures show a lack of enthusiasm amongst small businesses for the government's plan to increase lending.
The bold idea behind the Business Bank has been watered down into an inefficient source of support for Britain's businesses.
The latest Quarterly Economic Survey reveals that businesses are confident, but growth remains weak.
This month we asked you whether the sea of government lending schemes is truly doing its job in unleashing finance for small and mid-sized businesses, and thus giving the economy an opportunity to recover – as they are meant to do.
A state-backed bank won't reach us until 2014, so what shall we do in the meantime? Look to the peer-to-peer lenders, who are accumulating money…
Director pensions could release ten times more funding than the business bank, but business owners are widely unaware of this source of funding.
What initiatives should the government introduce in 2013 – if any? Tell us how the UK government can set growing businesses free to grow.
If the chancellor was running a business in the Uk today, he would fail miserably, Jan Cavelle thinks…