Funding for Lending

Is Osborne Taking This Guy's Credit For The UK's Recovery?

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 26.02.2014 | UK Politics

Mario Draghi, the head of the European Central Bank, may have had "more to do" with the improving state of the UK's economy than George Osborne's poli...

The Balloon's Going Up

Nick Abbot | Posted 17.11.2013 | UK
Nick Abbot

The frenzy that the press are describing of rising house prices will make this worse - panic buying is back. No one wants to miss out. The fear is that to fail to grasp the rope of the balloon as it sails upwards will leave you renting for ever.

Don't Put Funding for Lending on Steroids, Put It on CDFIs

Ben Hughes | Posted 15.05.2013 | UK Politics
Ben Hughes

Nick Clegg has spoken this week of the need to extend the Funding for Lending scheme and "put it on steroids". George Osborne, Vince Cable and the Bank of England are also desperate to get the scheme working for small businesses.

Charlie Thomas

Is This The Start Of The Property Market Recovery? | Charlie Thomas | Posted 14.01.2013 | UK

House builder Taylor Wimpey brought some much needed positivity to its sector on Monday after it announced its group full year operating profit should...

Charlie Thomas

Santander's Struggles Continue | Charlie Thomas | Posted 25.10.2012 | UK

Santander's Spanish parent company saw profits plunge by 94% in the third quarter, with the UK arm also suffering amid pressure on profit margins. ...

Stop Subsidising the Banks, UK Firms Need a Full Order Book!

Anil Stocker | Posted 09.11.2012 | UK Politics
Anil Stocker

Last month, George Osborne launched a new scheme to revive the SME economy, called Funding for Lending. He needs it to deliver an economic miracle to turn around the Tories' poll ratings. Sadly for the economy, but happily for the Labour Party, it's unlikely to succeed.

Bank of England as enabler

Raymond Ressy | Posted 16.10.2012 | UK Politics
Raymond Ressy

After the report of UK GDP in the second quarter of 2012 of -0.7% and the revision by the Bank of England of its GDP forecasts in its quarterly inflation report today to around 0% for the full year 2012, compared to 0.8% estimated by the Bank in May 2012), the Bank of England and the government are still looking for the causes of the continuing lack of growth and improvement in the UK economy, and unfortunately seeing it mainly in developments in the eurozone, citing demand for UK exports is down and that investment demand is down as well.

£80bn Scheme To Kick-Start Bank Lending Launched

PA | Posted 01.08.2012 | UK Politics

An £80 billion initiative to kick-start bank lending was fired into action today in the latest attempt to boost the struggling economy. The Bank o...

Banks Win Again; SMEs are Fighting a Losing Battle for Better Services

Nasir Zubairi | Posted 14.09.2012 | UK Politics
Nasir Zubairi

The Bank of England and HM Treasury officially launched the "Funding for Lending Scheme" (FLS) on Friday 13 July (read the announcement and details here), yet another covert operation to shore up the banks under the disguise of helping small businesses and households to access cheaper credit and thus stimulate the economy.

All In This Together? Coalition Bailout The Banks But Not Essex Refinery

The Huffington Post UK | Dina Rickman | Posted 15.06.2012 | UK

The government's decision to offer a £100bn boost to banks while failing to bailout Britain's biggest independent oil refinery has been decried as "t...

'Funding For Lending' Plans To Ward Off New Phase Of Credit Crunch Unveiled

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 14.08.2012 | UK

Plans for a multi-billion pound injection of funds into the economy have been unveiled, a scheme which hopes to kick-start lending to households and ...