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Coronavirus: Banks asked to give Northern Ireland businesses breathing space

Hospitality companies forced to shut doors by new rules need our support, says First Minister

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Banks have been asked to show understanding to business customers.

Banks have been asked to show understanding to business customers.

Banks have been asked to show understanding to business customers.

Banks were urged to show understanding towards customers on Thursday as details were given of financial support for hospitality businesses forced to close by Covid restrictions.

Arlene Foster confirmed that hotels could remain open to weekend guests who check in before 6pm on Friday.

Hoteliers had been in the dark over whether they could remain open and honour bookings for the weekend after fresh hospitality restrictions were announced on Wednesday.