British Business Bank

Finance sector provides £5.5bn to SMEs through coronavirus lending scheme

The banking and finance sector has lent over £5.5 billion to SMEs through the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS) so far, according to the latest data from UK Finance.

Published 7 May 2020

British Business Investments partners with Par Equity to deliver £75m of investment to entrepreneurs

British Business Investments, a commercial subsidiary of the British Business Bank, has announced a new £15 million commitment to Edinburgh-based Par Equity allowing the partnership to deliver over £75m of new funding for businesses. 

Published 17 April 2020

British Business Bank blamed for coronavirus loan delays

High street banks have blamed the British Business Bank, the government-owned organisation responsible for implementing the coronavirus loans scheme, for delays preventing small businesses across the UK from accessing desperately needed funds. 

Published 7 April 2020

Barclays launches largest ever loan cashback scheme to boost UK SME investment

Barclays has today announced the launch of a new cashback scheme for term loans to eligible SME borrowers in the UK.

Published 28 January 2020

DSL Business Finance: Scottish start-ups remain resilient

DSL Business Finance has said that there is no evidence of a decline in the number of new companies being set up in Scotland, despite the uncertainty caused by Brexit.

Published 12 November 2019

Start-up loans deliver over £30m to small businesses in Scotland

New figures released today from the British Business Bank's Start Up Loans programme have revealed that the scheme has lent over £30 million to small businesses in Scotland since 2012.

Published 3 October 2019

British Business Bank appoints Ian Mitchelmore as UK Network senior manager for Scotland

The government-owned British Business Bank has appointed Ian Mitchelmore as its UK Network senior manager for Scotland.

Published 4 January 2019