Analyst Views: Will the funding for lending scheme help small firms?

LEE HOPLEY EEF

“Putting further firepower behind banks through FLS to make more finance available should provide a further spur to lending which is still challenging for many SMEs.”

STEPHEN ROPER ENTERPRISE RESEARCH CENTRE

“Funding for Lending’s narrow focus on small business lending effectively excludes medium-sized companies from this funding. This continues a worrying trend.”

JOHN LONGWORTH BRITISH CHAMBERS OF COMMERCE

“Unfortunately any improvement in credit is only being felt by “safe bets”, while younger, growing firms continue to struggle to find the finance they need to grow.”
 

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