Latest figures from UK Finance have indicated that gross lending of £34.5 billion in the second quarter was, in a single quarter, 50 percent more than the annual total in 2019. Figures also showed that ,more than a million businesses had applications approved for finance under Government schemes by the end of June. Un-utilised overdraft…

A fully-charged fintech sector can drive SME growth after Bounce Back Loan scheme closes according to business lender Iwoca. The CEO of the business lender has outlined the need for the fintech industry to be strengthened so it can support the growth of small and micro-businesses after the Bounce Back Loan scheme closes at the…

Over £100 billion in support from banks and the government has been received by UK firms through coronavirus stimulus initiatives, with lenders distributing more than £58 billion and companies claiming £39.3 billion under the furlough schem. Figures from HM Treasury published today reveal that UK lenders have supported over 1.33 million businesses across the country…

A study by Onward has found that around 20% of British businesses are only making enough profit to cover their debt interest payments. High levels of corporate debt built up by companies during the COVID-19 pandemic has pushed 4.3% of firms into technical insolvency, the report estimates. In the new research paper titled ‘Paying it…

The British Business Bank publishes Future Fund data that gives a detailed picture of the 590 companies that have been approved for £588.3m worth of Convertible Loan Agreements since the scheme was launched on 20th May. There have been 902 applications in total in the first three months of operations. This data shows where companies…

Latest figures from the HM Treasury have shown that almost £53 billion of credit has been issued through the Government’s emergency coronavirus lending schemes, with more than 1.23 million businesses benefitting. Around £35.5 billion has been approved through the bounce back loan scheme for small companies, with £13.7 billion provided to over 60,400 businesses through…

New data released by the Treasury has revealed that £51.7 billion was lent to businesses via the Government’s emergency coronavirus loans funding schemes. Lending under the bounce back loan scheme accounted for £34.96bn, with a total of 1,404,726 applicants and 1,157,296 approvals; under the coronavirus businesses interruption loan scheme (CBILS), lending hit £13.41bn, with 121,669…

Latest HM Treasury figures have reveal that just under 1.2 million businesses in the UK have been supported by finance from lenders through government-backed coronavirus lending schemes. On the three-month anniversary of the Bounce Back Loan Scheme (BBLS), the figures reveal that over 1.13 million small and micro businesses have now been backed by the…

New figures have revealed that over 1.17 million businesses in the UK have received finance from lenders through the government-backed coronavirus lending scheme. The banking and finance industry has now provided over 1.1 million small and micro businesses with £33.7 billion through the Bounce Back Loan Scheme (BBLS). The Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS)…

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