Banks

Savers continue to be hit by inflation

The rising cost of living remains a problem for savers.

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Banks need to regain trust of businesses

The relationship between banks and businesses needs to be repaired following the economic downturn.

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Banks offer hope of more business loans

The UK’s major high street banks have indicated that they will lend an extra £10 billion to small businesses next year.

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Lower taxes would help small firms unable to access finance

A new report has argued that small firms are facing serious obstacles to growth, some of which could be overcome by lower business taxes.

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Small business bank lending shows tentative signs of recuperating

New figures have revealed that credit conditions for smaller firms have begun to stabilise.

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CBI urges extra measures to encourage business growth

The government has been urged to take action in four key areas if the economy is to resume sustainable growth.

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Comprehensive Spending Review: effect on business support

Given that the Department of Business is facing annual cuts in its budget of 7.1 per cent, broad business support has inevitably been diminished.

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ID fraud now up to £1.9 billion

Criminals benefit from £1,000 for every stolen identity, new figures have revealed.

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Banks to set up small business fund

The UK’s six largest banks have put forward their plans for boosting the funding of smaller businesses.

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Business loans harder to secure

Securing a loan has become more difficult for over a third of UK firms in the last year.

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