27 March 2015

British Business Bank Investments Limited makes €6m clean technology investment

British Business Bank Investments Limited, the commercial arm of the government-owned British Business Bank, is today announcing a €6m investment into WHEB’s new private equity fund, ‘Green Growth Fund 2’. The investment is provided through British Business Bank Investments Limited’s VC Catalyst Fund.  The Fund enables private sector commitments to commercially-viable venture capital funds to […]

26 March 2015

British Business Bank rolls out ENABLE Guarantees programme to boost small business

The ENABLE Guarantees programme encourages participating banks to lend more to smaller businesses by reducing the capital they need to hold to support such lending. The first transaction, with Clydesdale and Yorkshire Banks, will support £125m of new lending to smaller businesses – of which at least £50m will go to products and industry segments […]

18 March 2015

Budget 2015 features British Business Bank ‘Help to Grow’ Growth Loans and Small Business Referrals

Alongside Budget, British Business Bank has now published a Request for Proposals for a pilot initiative to support ambitious smaller businesses looking for Growth Finance. Originally announced in February 2015 by the Prime Minister under the ‘Help to Grow’ banner, the pilot is seeking innovative and workable proposals from lenders looking to provide debt finance between £0.5m and […]