19 Jul '11, 9am

Small business are shunning the banks | David Boyle

Small business are shunning the banks | David Boyle

Banks claim that they are on the side of enterprise, but a new survey reveals that small businesses are shunning their loans. Tweet The launch of the nef /Compass Good Banking campaign last week indicates the direction we are now travelling – bringing pressure to bear on the government to implement any Vickers Commission proposals to split up the banks, but urging them to go much further as well. But political attention is beginning to shift towards the debate about banking that will happen after Vickers is done and dusted – which is whether or not the banks are capable of lending to the small business sector at all. Our argument – that they are not geared up to do so – is disputed by the banks (except in private) and ignored by most politicians (except in private). It is likely that what everyone knows in private will eventually be accepted in public, which means we then ...

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