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11 October 2017

Independent review shows Start Up Loans programme helping boost UK business start-up rates

The Start Up Loans programme, operated by the Start Up Loans Company a subsidiary of the British Business Bank, has been operating since 2012 and has delivered over 50,000 loans, providing more than £350m of funding to start-ups and early-stage businesses across the UK. Today’s review has produced the following three key findings: The Start […]

2 October 2017

British Business Bank announces Hitachi Capital (UK) accreditation as first partner under its new Enterprise Finance Guarantee (EFG) Asset Finance variant

Hitachi Capital (UK) is also the first provider to be accredited for the Bank’s Enterprise Finance Guarantee (EFG) programme since 2013. The EFG programme facilitates business loans to smaller businesses that are viable but unable to obtain finance from their lender due to having insufficient security or track record to meet the lender’s normal requirements. […]