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Bank lending to SMEs still not there: Study

2:30 AM ET Thu, 6 Nov 2014

High-growth U.K. small businesses generated 36 percent of U.K. growth in the last year, according to a new report. But Simon Rogerson, CEO of Octopus Investments, who commissioned the study, says "much as they are showing growth and they have the prospects", bank funding for SMEs is still not there.