More than 1.1 million businesses backed by £46 billion through Covid-19 lending schemes according to the latest HM Treasury figures. The figures show that the banking and finance industry has approved £46.3 billion to over 1.1 million businesses so far through government-backed coronavirus lending schemes with Almost 1.05 million small and micro businesses have received…

New government data has indicated that UK firms have received £30.93 billon worth of Bounce Back Loans to help support them following the impact of COVID-19. The figures from the Treasury show that 1.01 million of loans have been made. Businesses have benefitted from 53,536 loans worth over £11.4 billion through the Coronavirus Business Interruption…

The number of loans and overdrafts approved to SMEs rose by 41.9 per cent in Q1 2020 compared with the previous quarter, according to UK Finance’s latest Business Finance Review figures. While there was growth across all sectors, the increase was especially marked in accommodation & food service (up 74 per cent) and recreation and…

New figures released by the Finance & Leasing Association (FLA) show that total asset finance new business (primarily leasing and hire purchase) fell by 60% in May 2020 compared with the same month in 2019.  In the five months to May 2020, new business fell by 30% compared with the same period in 2019. New…

The banking and finance industry has supported more than one million businesses through the three government-backed lending schemes in just over three months, figures published by HM Treasury today have revealed. Almost 1.02 million facilities worth £42.9 billion have been approved through the Coronavirus Businesses Interruption Loans Scheme (CBILS), Bounce Back Loan Scheme (BBLS) and…

Business lending figures have now risen to £40.7 billion to over 972,000 businesses through the three major government-backed lending schemes according to new figures from HM Treasury. Three months to the day after the launch of the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS), lenders have approved over 50,000 facilities through the scheme for businesses needing…

More than 910,000 businesses have now been helped by the banking and finance industry through the government’s coronavirus loan schemes. Figures published by HM Treasury has revealed that lenders have provided £38.2 billion through the three major government-backed lending programmes. £3.3 billion has been approved to 83,000 businesses in the past week, with more applications expected…

The banking and finance industry has backed over 830,000 UK businesses through the Government’s coronavirus loan schemes. according to the latest figures published by HM Treasury. The figures reveal that lenders have provided £34.9 billion through the three major government-backed lending programmes. £3.6 billion has been granted to 85,000 businesses in the past week, with…

A survey conducted by commercial data and analytics firm Dun & Bradstreet found that prior to the coronavirus outbreak only 22 percent of small and medium sized enterprise (SME) respondents viewed securing funding for future growth as a key business priority. With latest figures on COVID-19 related loan schemes suggesting that the pandemic has increased…

Latest figures released by the Treasury have revealed that lenders have approved over £31.3 billion to over 745,000 businesses through government-backed schemes. In the past week alone, more than £3.8 billion in lending has been provided to 94,000 firms through these schemes. More applications have been received and are expected to be approved in the…

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