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26 May 2016

Henry Howard Finance agrees £51 million facility with British Business Bank to increase provision of asset finance for smaller businesses

Independent lender Henry Howard Finance today announces that it has agreed a £51 million asset finance facility under the British Business Bank’s ENABLE Funding programme. The facility, which is 50 per cent guaranteed by the European Investment Fund, will allow Henry Howard to extend its asset finance funding to a larger portfolio of smaller UK […]

25 May 2016

British Business Bank research shows 58% increase in equity investment in 2015 – £3.5bn of investment into UK smaller businesses

British Business Bank annual Equity Tracker Report highlights fourth consecutive year of growth in equity investment for smaller business[1] Report highlights regional disparities and evidence of softening in the market in the latter part of 2015 British Business Bank continues to expand its equity interventions through Northern Powerhouse and Midlands Engine regional funding programmes British […]

22 May 2016

British Business Bank launches initial phase of ‘Help to Grow’

Lloyds Banking Group announced as delivery partner for first £30 million of lending supported by Help to Grow Help to Grow’s initial phase to support around £200 million in new lending over its first two years Programme is supported by the European Investment Fund The first £30m tranche of lending supported by Help to Grow […]

17 May 2016

British Business Bank Investments Ltd invests in Frog Capital II

British Business Bank Investments Ltd, the commercial arm of the British Business Bank, today announces that its Venture Capital Catalyst Fund has invested €9m in Frog Capital II, a €90m European Growth Capital Fund. The Fund will invest in up to eight ambitious high-growth technology businesses across the UK and Europe. It builds on Frog […]