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29 October 2018

Autumn Budget 2018

Start Up Loans We welcome the Government’s commitment to funding the Start Up Loans programme until 2021. This is good news for start-up businesses across the UK, and the extension of funding will enable us to work with our delivery partner network to continue to improve the successful delivery of the programme. ENABLE Guarantees for […]

26 October 2018

Treasury Select Committee publishes report on SME Finance

Their inquiry looked at three main themes – funding options available to SMEs, their ability to resolve disputes and access to fair and reasonable compensation when they borrow money, and the regulation of SME lending. As part of the inquiry, Keith Morgan, CEO, British Business Bank gave evidence to the Committee in May 2018 on […]

25 October 2018

British Business Bank increases ENABLE Funding activity to Henry Howard Finance

The facility, partially guaranteed by the European Investment Fund, comes on top of an existing £51m asset finance facility granted in 2016 and will allow Henry Howard Finance to extend its leasing and asset finance offering to a larger portfolio of UK smaller businesses. One of British Business Bank’s key objectives is to diversify finance […]

1 October 2018

British Business Investments launches new £100m programme to support regional angel investment

This new commercial programme aims to address this issue by increasing the availability, supply and awareness of angel and other early-stage equity investments across the country, particularly in areas where this type of finance is less readily available. British Business Bank research published earlier this year in partnership with the UK Business Angels Association found […]

26 September 2018

NORTH’S MANUFACTURING AND HIGH-TECH SECTORS DOMINATE AS NPIF REACHES £100M

The Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund (NPIF) is marking another milestone as it celebrates backing £100 million of investment across the Northern Powerhouse region. The Fund has directly invested £60 million in small and medium sized companies since its launch, in deals that have attracted an additional £40 million of investment from the private sector. Investments […]