Conference season is truly hotting up and this week we are managing two global conferences, the first commencing the morning and running across five days, with 25 speaker sessions, breakout rooms, networking sessions and panel discussions. The event has attracted hundreds of professional delegates looking to explore and unpick the hottest topics and biggest questions in their field.
(Reuters) – A British government scheme requiring banks to refer small firms rejected for loans to alternative finance providers should be up and running by next year, the managing director of the British Business Bank said.
The scheme is part of government plans to encourage lending to small businesses and fill a hole left by Britain’s biggest banks scaling back lending to bolster capital and meet tougher regulatory rules following the financial crisis of 2007-9.
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