Belfast Telegraph

Thursday 24 July 2014

Little change in loans policy from the banks

British companies have seen few signs that the flow of lending to businesses from banks has improved, a report showed today.

A study by the Engineering Employers Federation revealed that lending conditions have started to stabilise, however the picture remained "mixed". The survey of almost 300 companies showed that concerns still remained despite a gradual improvement in the availability of finance.

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