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Interest cuts - will it mean more funding for SMEs

Interest cuts - will it mean more funding for SMEs

There has been an interest cut this week, you may have seen it mentioned across the press :) However at the back of it The Bank of England will lend more to banks at a low rate to ensure they lend back out. However will this happen, or is it another move to shore up the balance sheets of our "national" lenders. However the SME market in Scotland accounts for 99.9% of all businesses.

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Small firms unsure about funding options

Small firms unsure about funding options Awareness of alternative funding options remains low among UK firms, according to surveys by two of the UK's business bodies. Both the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) and the Forum for Private Business (FPB) have recently polled their members about their experiences of finding business funding.

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Capitalism - its just lost its poster boy

Sir Philip Green and others who "got rich" from BHS have been blamed for the retailer's collapse in what MPs called the "unacceptable face of capitalism". This was the verdict on the BBC website from the report into the BHS scandal. A damning MPs' report found Sir Philip, the billionaire former owner of BHS, extracted large sums and left the business on "life support".

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