SME Lending within UK postcodes

Trends covering member lending to UK small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs).  Data is shown for loans and overdrafts across postcode sectors and meets a commitment to government to transparency about the geographical spread of lending.

Latest Data - Q3 2021

Q1 2021 SME BORROWING GB NI
Publishable at postcode sector level (£bn) 107.9 5.2
Publishable only at postcode area level (£bn) 12.4 0.6
of which: Lending in sectors redacted to preserve confidentiality (£bn) 12.0 0.6
of which: Other lending which cannot be allocated at sector level, but included at Area level (£ bn) 0.4 0.0
Total lending publishable (£ bn) 120.3 5.8
Number of sectors publishable at postcode sector level 8,738 221
Number of sectors redacted to preserve customer confidentiality 903 27