Finance & funding

Supporting the growth and success of businesses, particularly SMEs, is essential to the future prosperity of the UK. 

The banking and finance industry has a crucial role to play in supplying services to firms and providing access to finance so they can achieve their ambitions and grow to their full potential. SMEs across the UK need confidence that their provider will treat them fairly and consistently. 

Our Commercial Finance team represents members that provide services and finance for business, ensuring that UK firms get the support they need to thrive. We deliver collaborative change and facilitate the implementation of initiatives to enhance access to finance, service and competition.

We have an active engagement programme with business trade associations so that we understand business concerns as they emerge and, with members, can actively support businesses through every challenge. 
We provide advice and support directly to businesses through:

Let’s Talk Business – a starting point for businesses considering use of external finance

Better Business Finance – includes a finance finder and business bank account finder

The SME Finance Charter – sets out commitments made by banks and lenders to support small and medium businesses

The Investing In Women Code - a commitment to support female entrepreneurship in the UK by improving women’s access to the advice, resources and finance needed to build a business.

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